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How Family Adoption Works

Victims of domestic abuse may need help from others to get a divorce. It can also help to create an escape plan and seek a protective order. For countless people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, marriage is a nightmare that they may feel they can never escape. Tragically, domestic violence affects millions of men, women and […]

Pennsylvania divorce: Helping the kids adjust to the changes

Parents cannot eradicate the upheaval and upset their divorce may cause their kids, but there are things they can do to help them cope. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that 33,749 couples across the state got divorced or had their marriages annulled in 2016 alone. While the breakup of a marriage may be trying […]

FAQs on escaping an abusive marriage

Victims of domestic abuse may need help from others to get a divorce. It can also help to create an escape plan and seek a protective order. For countless people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, marriage is a nightmare that they may feel they can never escape. Tragically, domestic violence affects millions of men, women and […]

Child custody matters in Pennsylvania

Divorce is hard on everyone, but it can be particularly difficult for the children. Young children especially have a difficult time understanding what is going on during divorce and may even feel as if they did something wrong. It is also hard for parents to get used to being away from their children sometimes. In […]

The differences between separate and marital property

When going through a divorce, people should be aware of the differences between marital and separate property. Filing for divorce in Pennsylvania or anywhere across the country for that matter is not always a simple process. There are many issues that must be negotiated before the final divorce settlement is created and approved. One of […]

Unearthing hidden assets: Signs your spouse may not be honest

Some people going through a divorce in New Jersey may attempt to hide assets to prevent a spouse from receiving them in the split. Any divorce in New Jersey presents a myriad of decisions that must be made: perhaps it has to do with how property may be divided or who will have custody of […]

Why do I need a prenup for a remarriage?

Prenuptial agreements offer blended families a way of estate planning as well as protecting spouses in the event of a future divorce. Anyone in Pennsylvania who has been prematurely widowed or divorced at least once knows that sometimes a marriage does not last as long as originally hoped or planned. Many people choose to get […]

Estate planning tips for blended families

Careful estate planning may help people prevent inheritance disputes between their new spouses and their children from prior marriages upon their passing. It is fairly common for people in Pennsylvania to remarry after a divorce, and often, one or both spouses may have children from a previous relationship. While these blended families offer people new opportunities to […]

Frequently asked questions about pet trusts

Pet owners who anticipate their pets outliving them should know the essential facts about pet trusts to be able to decide what is right for their situations. Estate planning in Pennsylvania involves a lot of different considerations, including drafting a will, selecting an estate administrator, planning for the probate process and setting up any trusts. […]

Do I need a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan?

Consumers in Pennsylvania who are in need of debt relief assistance may benefit from filing for bankruptcy, but they should understand the two primary forms of consumer bankruptcy – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 – to make the right decision for their needs. When facing serious debt problems, many consumers can feel stuck and as […]