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How to Select an Attorney for Your Divorce or Custody Case

Pennsylvania divorce lawyers, Michael E. Bertin and David L. Ladov, discuss how you should select an attorney to handle your divorce or custody matter.  Continue viewing.  

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A Tale of Two Distributions: Equitable Versus Estate In the Wake of the Kardashian/Odom Divorce

The current domestic law situation between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, although unique, is not uncommon. In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce against Lamar, but for whatever reason, never finalized the paperwork necessary to receive a final decree in divorce from him. Thus, at the time he experienced his recent near fatal “health comp...

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Father Plus Step-Father Equals Happy Bride!

Pennsylvania child custody laws have always favored a parent above a nonparent when awarding physical custody rights. In fact, there is a strong presumption in all custody cases that a parent should be awarded physical custody over a nonparent under any circumstance, except when there is clear and convincing evidence that the child’s best int...

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Family Law Monthly Breakfast Series: DIVORCE & TAXES: FILING TAX RETURNS DURING AND AFTER DIVORCE

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Can I Date After I Separate?

Rumor has it that Miss Piggy, after separating from her long-time love Kermit the Frog last month, has publicly announced her readiness to begin dating again. In fact, a photograph recently surfaced in which Miss Piggy and Dancing with the Stars alumni Derek Hough were seen in a warm and intimate embrace.  Is this type of behavior acceptable...

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How Does Ashley Madison Membership Affect PA Divorces?

Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site, which was launched in 2001, has more than 124 million visitors each month. On July 15, 2015, the site was hacked...

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What is the Divorce Process?

Every divorce litigation starts with a complaint for divorce. Attorneys Amy Rokuson and Shari Veisblatt explain the steps that take place thereafter. This includes the case management conference, case management order, the discovery process, matrimonial early settlement panel (MESP), economic mediation, and the trial if the case could not be resolved.

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Divorcing During Your Senior Years

Although the law governs the divorce process in general, no two divorces will be the same. This is because all divorces come with their own unique set of factors that are specific to the couple seeking the divorce. For example, one factor that can separate one divorce from another is the age of the parting spouses. When divorcing spouses are over 50 years of age, special considerations will be required under Pennsylvania law.

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Will My Child Be Interviewed During My Divorce?

Attorneys Amanda Figland and Shari Veisblatt cover what you need to know about child interviews during a divorce. They explain what you should expect including the types of questions asked, if the interview will be recorded, and if the child’s preference is a factor in the final court decision.

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Are There Alimony Guidelines in New Jersey?

Lawyer Amy Rokuson discusses the details of alimony in New Jersey. She covers the factors used to set alimony, the two types of alimony, open durational alimony and limited duration alimony, and explains permanent alimony no longer exists in New Jersey.

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