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Four Realities Of Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

You will face many new realities when going through a divorce. Of course, you will no longer live with your spouse and you will face life as a single person, perhaps after several years or even decades of doing so. However, there are some realities of divorce that are not talked about as often…. Read More »

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How Are Inheritances Treated In Divorce In Chester County?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things a person will ever go through. For some though, the loss also comes with an inheritance and this can seem like a dream come true. People sometimes receive large sums of money or other property when a loved one dies and leaves them an… Read More »

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Things To Consider If You Are Thinking About Moving Out Of The Family Home

By Lauren H. Kane |

Sometimes, the moment one spouse mentions divorce, one of the parties is ready to move out of the marital home immediately. This is an emotional decision and if you do it, you may find that you regret it in the future. Moving out of the family home can work against you during the divorce… Read More »

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Are There Any Downsides To A Premarital Agreement?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Premarital agreements are not a factor in every marriage, but for many couples, these contracts are very beneficial. Premarital agreements can protect both parties in the event that they get a divorce in the future, and they can also help ensure both people provide full disclosure before they get married. Unfortunately, there are also… Read More »

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Want To Adopt Your Stepchild? Here Is How To Do It

By Lauren H. Kane |

Being part of a blended family is a blessing. There is something very special about a stepparent making the decision to adopt their stepchild and become their legal parent. Stepchild adoptions are extremely common in Pennsylvania, and throughout the entire country. Still, it is a very complicated issue and it is important to follow… Read More »

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Four Reasons To Keep Your Divorce Out Of Court

By Lauren H. Kane |

It is easy to think that when getting a divorce, you will face a long and difficult legal battle in the courtroom. Fortunately, that is likely not going to be a reality. The majority of divorce cases in Delaware County settle outside of the courtroom, whether couples are able to reach an agreement on… Read More »

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Four Misconceptions About Premarital Agreements

By Lauren H. Kane |

Nearly half of all marriages in the country end in divorce. Although this statistic is widely known, couples still think it will never happen to them. It is always important to consider the possibility of divorce, even though it is not the most romantic of ideas. You have to protect yourself, your finances, your… Read More »

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Is It Really Best To Stay Together For The Kids?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Going through a divorce is difficult enough for the adults going through it. When there are children involved, it is also especially hard on them. Parents know this and sometimes decide to stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of protecting their children from the difficult process of divorce. If you are thinking… Read More »

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6 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

You have a lot on your plate when going through a divorce. You may have several meetings with your lawyer, and you may be facing a contentious courtroom battle, all while trying to deal with your own emotions. All of this can cause people to make mistakes during the divorce process, which leaves them… Read More »

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An In-Depth Look At Alimony In Pennsylvania

By Lauren H. Kane |

Alimony is a contentious issue in any divorce case. Even when the spouses are amicable towards each other at the beginning of the process, the issue of alimony can quickly change that. Alimony, also known as spousal maintenance, is a court order that requires one spouse to financially support the other, at least partially,… Read More »

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