Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Could Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms Save Your Marriage?
More and more couples are declaring “sleep divorces” to avoid the annoyance of snoring, restlessness or differing schedules. The term “sleep divorce” is a little hyperbolic since these couples are attempting to help their marriage by splitting their bedrooms. According to TikTok, the hashtag #SleepDivorce has over 300,000 views as of the writing of… Read More »
Contested Custody Hearings And Father’s Rights
A recent study showed that in a survey of 700 contested custody hearings, mothers were assigned full custody in 496 of those cases. Fathers were only awarded full custody in 100 cases while joint custody was awarded in 104 cases. Fathers are losing these cases at nearly five times the rate as mothers, and… Read More »
The Impact Of Your Divorce At Work
A recent study sought to determine if Americans going through a divorce suffered at work. As it turns out, some do and some don’t. While some folks report that their divorce has given them renewed focus on their careers, others report that it has hampered their attitude and motivation. It goes without saying that… Read More »
How Do I Receive Alimony In A Pennsylvania Divorce?
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive involves alimony. Alimony is a concept under the law that affords spouses more versatility in how they approach the divesting of their marital estate. While some spouses believe that alimony is given in a divorce, that isn’t the case. Often, both spouses are going to… Read More »
Mediation And Alimony: Will I Get What I Need?
Alimony is paid from one spouse to another in cases where one spouse does not make enough money to support their current lifestyle. Ultimately, alimony is determined by a number of factors, but the most significant of those factors is whether or not your spouse can afford to pay and how much they can… Read More »
Is Cheating Grounds For Divorce In Pennsylvania?
Today, most divorces are filed on no-fault grounds. Some states don’t allow fault divorces at all. Does that mean that in these states it’s okay to cheat on your spouse? Not really. Adultery can still be considered when divesting the marital estate, assigning alimony, or child custody issues. The rules are more about how… Read More »
Should I Pursue A Fault-Based Divorce In Pennsylvania?
The law provides Pennsylvania residents with the ability to either file for divorce on the grounds of fault or no-fault. The vast majority of divorces are no-fault because they are cheaper and easier to file. There are precious few scenarios when filing for divorce on the grounds of fault is more beneficial than pursuing… Read More »
What Is An Online Divorce And Should I Pursue One?
In some cases, pursuing an online divorce might be preferable. Imagine, for instance, that you go on a bender and wake up next to someone whose face you don’t recognize. They assure you that you married them the night before. In such a situation, an online divorce might make sense. You don’t have a… Read More »
How Do Spouses Hide Assets During Divorce?
Hiding assets from your spouse is illegal. However, understanding how assets are hidden and the asset-hiding process can make you a savvier divorcee if your spouse decides to use subterfuge during your divorce proceedings. It is important to understand that unless you have a prenuptial agreement or the law is on your side, everything… Read More »
Cryptocurrency Fraud In Divorce
Do you want to hide assets from your spouse? One way to do that is to divest your assets into a form that is harder to track down. Cryptocurrency is held in digital wallets which can be accessed by forensic accountants. Still, the money won’t show up in a bank account or be obviously… Read More »