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To our valued Clients and Colleagues, During these uncertain times, we want to assure you that we are here for you and are doing everything we can to keep our clients, staff, and community safe. While we cannot tell what is ahead, one thing is certain, and that is our commitment to providing you with […]

In November, 2019, Attorney Darren Oglesby completed his mediation training certification, adding to his repertoire of creative ways to craft peaceful resolutions in the domestic relations sphere.  Mr. Oglesby has always explored agreed-upon solutions where possible, even in highly contentious divorce matters.  He looks forward to working with clients who wish to avoid the stress […]

In 2019 Wilder Mahood McKinley & Oglesby completed the latest hardbound edition of Pennsylvania Family Law Practice and Procedure.  This newest edition of the leading treatise on Family Law in Pennsylvania is now available.  The Firm has updated our book to encompass the latest decisions and trends in family law, especially in the area of […]

Adoption is a process that can have many twists and turns. The steps and procedures may be overwhelming for anyone going through it for the first time, especially in the case of a private adoption.

Getting married is an exciting time for couples – from the engagement celebrations to the wedding to the honeymoon. All these events take planning, and one thing couples should also plan for is how to handle the financial aspects of their future marriage. This financial planning may involve creating a prenuptial agreement, which is also […]

Filing your taxes can be a complicated task, and for those that have a custody schedule or order for your child, you may have additional questions when it comes to your income tax return.  You may be wondering if you are able to claim your child as a dependent and what factors are considered when […]

If you’re in a situation where you’re paying or receiving alimony, there are a few rules to consider when filing your taxes. Unless agreed upon otherwise in your settlement, spousal support, alimony pendente lite (support during the pendency of the divorce) and alimony payments received during the year are treated as taxable income while payments made during the year are treated as tax deductible. There are other factors to consider when filing your taxes if alimony is involved, and below are a few questions and answers to help.

If an interest in a small business or closely held business arises during the marriage, divorce will typically involve the distribution of the business to one spouse; a buy-out of the other’s interest is often necessary, as divorcing spouses cannot be expected to work together.  However, where spouses will have little contact, the court may […]

What date is used to value marital property during equitable distribution of the marital estate? Because the value of some assets fluctuates from time to time, the valuation date of marital property is generally the time of distribution unless the property is no longer in existence. In some instances, a date of separation value may […]

Marital Property is a property interest acquired between the date of marriage and final separation of husband and wife. Property is marital regardless of whether it is held in joint or individual names if acquired during this time period, unless it was acquired in exchange for pre-marital, gift or inherited property (non-marital or separate property).  […]