Category: Family Law

Divorce Lawyers See Spike in Filings During March

March can be a month of transitioning. Winter ends and Spring officially beings. However, for many families, March can bring about more changes than just the season. A University of Washington study found that March is one of two biannual...

/ March 2, 2017
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Making Post–Divorce Modifications To Custody Agreements

The holiday season is approaching. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day are traditionally spent with family. For families separated by divorce, the holidays can often be a difficult time. It can be especially difficult when the terms of the...

/ November 8, 2016

No-Nups: The Prenups for Cohabitating Couples

Fans of The Big Bang Theory are familiar with at Sheldon and Amy’s relationship agreement which dictates date night and other rules of their romantic relationship. While the idea of such a contract may seem strange outside of its comedic...

/ October 27, 2016

What Prevents Women From Divorcing An Abusive Spouse?

In May 2016, a new Pennsylvania divorce law eased the legal separation process for women in abuse relationships.  The new law removed required counselling sessions and granted the court the right  to presume consent to divorce from an abuse party...

/ September 23, 2016

Postnuptial Agreements: It’s never too late for a Prenup

It’s never too late to sign a prenuptial agreement- even after you’ve said “I do.”  Married couples who would like to plan for the possibility of divorce can sign a postnuptial agreement, which is essentially a prenup for already-wed couples....

/ July 9, 2016

Prenuptial Agreements rise among Millennial Women

Popular culture often portrayed prenuptial agreements (prenups) as a means for men to protect their money and assets from “gold-diggers. Fans of the comedy Seinfeld may recall the episode when Kramer recommended George ask his fiancée Susan for a prenup...

/ July 1, 2016
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Estate Planning: Another lesson we can learn from Prince

The death of legendary musician Prince was shocking and unexpected.  At just 57 years-old, it was anticipated that he would have many more years ahead of him. The world was not prepared for death of the Grammy-award winner. Unfortunately, neither...

/ June 2, 2016
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Child Custody: What Your Child Custody Arrangement Means for Your Tax Return

Now that the holidays are over, you may be ready to start your taxes. You’ve collected your W-2, 1099’s and other documents. You have last year’s tax form for guidance. But, if you’ve gotten divorced in the last year, this...

/ January 8, 2016

How to keep a business through divorce

Aside from the emotional complications in divorce, financial complexities can and often do arise. Many couples involved in a marital split have to take into consideration the many financial responsibilities they will soon assume. In the case of owning a...

/ August 15, 2015

Marijuana’s role in child-custody cases

In October, 2014, with an unprecedented 13-3 vote, the City of Philadelphia passed a bill to decriminalize the possession of marijuana, dismantling the current mandatory custodial arrests for marijuana possession in favor of simple fines for low scale use and...

/ July 20, 2015