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What Is A QDRO?

By Lauren H. Kane |

There is only one reason you have to know what a QDRO is. You’re in the early stages of a divorce. A QDRO stands for “qualified domestic relations order” and it applies to retirement funds and asset distribution in divorce. The QDRO is an order that authorizes a judge to split the proceeds of… Read More »

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Divorce And PTSD: Understanding Divorce’s Impact On The Psyche

By Lauren H. Kane |

In 1967, precocious scientists invented the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, essentially defining which life events cause the most stress. As might be expected, a death in the family rated the highest with divorce coming in at number two. The study indicated that divorce causes more stressful changes to an individual’s life than most other… Read More »

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Popular Actress Gets A Rash After Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Kaley Cuoco revealed in an interview that her divorce was so stressful that she developed a skin rash that rendered her unable to walk for several weeks. It was then that she decided to reach out and ask for help. Not only did she find a good therapist to talk to about her issues,… Read More »

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Grandparent Custody In Pennsylvania

By Lauren H. Kane |

When a divorce occurs, the grandparents are often an afterthought. Yet they too have formed bonds with the children and run the risk of not having any contact with them if one spouse happens to be denied custody. However, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that allow grandparents to petition the court… Read More »

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How To Navigate Supervised Visitation

By Lauren H. Kane |

There are a number of reasons why a court may order supervised visitation. In all of these cases, the parent will not have custody of the child, but merely visitation rights. Custody allows the parent to make key decisions on behalf of the child, such as educational decisions and health care decisions. Nonetheless, the… Read More »

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Should You Hire A Divorce Coach?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Most folks lean on their divorce attorneys for support when they are going through a divorce. This is especially true of men who tend to lack the social support of their wives as they navigate divorced life. Women tend to have stronger personal friendships outside of their marriage which gives them a softer landing… Read More »

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Will My DUI Affect My Divorce Or Custody Issues?

By Lauren H. Kane |

A DUI from 1997 will not impact your current divorce. However, a DUI committed while you’re going through divorce certainly will impact how the court looks at you as a potential caregiver for your children. It probably would not shock you how many good people find themselves in front of a judge due to… Read More »

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Fight Over Winery May Have Led To Brangelina’s Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married in 2014. By 2016, they had obtained a legal separation, and today, in 2022, they are filing for divorce. What caused this turn of events? Well, it may have come down to a winery that was purchased by the couple and owned together. Pitt sued Jolie after… Read More »

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Husband Files For Divorce After Wife Stages Kidnapping

By Lauren H. Kane |

Would you file for divorce if your wife staged her own kidnapping? The answer is ‘yes’ if you’re Keith Papini, one of the few people who have ever experienced such a thing. His wife, Sherri Papini, staged her own kidnapping igniting a statewide manhunt that made international headlines. Sherri Papini has since pleaded guilty… Read More »

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Does Intimate-Partner Violence Affect Custody Agreements?

By Lauren H. Kane |

A recent study sought to determine how intimate partner violence (IPV) impacted the outcome of custody cases. In a sample of 190 cases taken from a county in Central Illinois, there was nearly no indication of IPV being claimed by the women in the study. In fact, some divorce attorneys have reported that reported… Read More »

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