Divorces can be emotional and stressful, and when children are involved, child custody arrangements can make things even more challenging and may cause additional concerns. What if your ex-spouse doesn’t abide by the arrangement and doesn’t meet you with your children on time? What if they talk about moving out of state? Luckily, there are laws in place and legal professionals available to help enforce the terms of these types of agreements.

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Filing taxes can be complicated enough to begin with, and when a divorce is involved, there are additional items that one should consider because separation and divorce will impact your tax situation.  From claiming dependents on your tax return to your filing status and marital property, there can be a lot to think about. The good news is that there are experienced legal professionals who can ensure that your tax issues are resolved in the most advantageous manner to you.

Filing taxes can be complicated enough to begin with, and when a divorce is involved, there are additional items that one should consider because separation and divorce will impact your tax situation.  From claiming dependents on your tax return to your filing status and marital property, there can be a lot to think about. The good news is that there are experienced legal professionals who can ensure that your tax issues are resolved in the most advantageous manner to you.

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When the subject of divorce is brought up, one of the first topics that might make you feel stressed is the topic of finances. What will happen to me financially during and after the divorce? This question and the stress that comes with it is completely normal, but don’t worry. If you have the right legal support, you will have the knowledge at hand to alleviate the stress and get you through it.

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If you are new to the topic of divorce and are about to experience it first-hand or suspect it is something that may happen down the road, you might be worried about the unexpected. You may have fears regarding the process and what it means for you and/or your children.

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After you execute a divorce/marital settlement agreement and time elapses, it may be common for things in your life, and the life of your ex-spouse and children, to change. Often a person’s financial and personal circumstances change. People begin new jobs, they leave old ones, and they may relocate. They may even remarry or start new families. When a person’s circumstances change significantly, that person may need to modify the terms or provisions of a divorce/marital settlement agreement relating to child custody, child support, or spousal support/alimony in order to adequately reflect those changes.

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If you are in a relationship that you feel is leading to a separation, you could be overwhelmed by the thought of what this could mean for you, your finances, your living arrangement, and especially your children. Preparing yourself for this situation before it happens is one of the best things you can do. It can help to minimize stress and get organized so you can stay on top of it when the time comes.

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Marital Property Divorce

If you’re in the middle of a divorce in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Divorce Code provides for Equitable Distribution of Marital Property. While it’s great to know this, what does it mean and how does it affect you and your divorce case? Below are a few explanations to help make sense of it all.

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One of the biggest issues divorcing couples face is the division of assets, which is done in a process called Equitable Distribution. When a family business is involved, dividing assets can be even more complicated. If both you and your ex are involved in a family business, how do you determine what share each person gets of the business?  Do you both want to be involved after the divorce is final?  Is that possible?  What if other family members are involved?

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Have you decided that adoption is the route you want to take to grow your family? If so, there are many questions that you need to consider when taking the next steps. For example, do you want to take the path of closed adoption or open adoption, is this a step-parent adoption, what are the procedures for adoptions, and can consents be revoked?

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One key component of a divorce is the award of support – including spousal and child support. In most cases, one of the former spouses will be awarded this type of support either because of an already-established agreement between the couple or due to a decision by the court. If you’re in this situation, and the support award has been determined for either you or your former spouse, you may be wondering what happens next.  The Q&A’s below can help you to know what to expect.

 

 

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