A client that is contemplating divorce or separation should get organized prior to their first meeting with counsel.
Divorces can be messy, high-conflict processes, especially if your marriage has gone on long enough to include kids and a fair amount of shared property and assets. That's why it is important to understand how the property division process works in a divorce. When you understand that process, it is easier to focus on strategies that will help you achieve your goals, and it is also easier to weigh the advice you receive from your attorney and other sources.
The exposure of millions of individual cheaters on the "Ashley Madison" site will undoubtedly lead to pointed questions by innocent spouses, but what will be the long term impacts?
'Bifurcation' allows a party to receive a divorce decree prior to having all the economic claims determined by a court.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provison of the the Federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). What's that mean for Pennsylvanians?
Although no longer required for the entry of a final decree, the establishment of "fault grounds" in a divorce action may be necessary.
A transfer of real estate from one spouse to another, in a jointly held property, is exempt from real estate transfer tax when it is done pursuant to a divorce decree or marital settlement agreement. That is why it is essential that a marital settlement agreement properly address and provide for the disposition of all marital assets.
The two basic types of retirement plans, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, are valued in accordance with the characteristics peculiar to the type of plan.
A new Bill introduced by the PA House on March 27, 2012 would substantially alter the manner in which courts are to deal with family law cases, such as divorce, custody, support, paternity and abuse.