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Common Obstacles to a Successful Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Most divorces aren’t like the type you see dramatized on television. Television portrays high-conflict divorces because those are more interesting than your average divorce. However, divorce can be an emotionally charged affair, and there are certain actions spouses can take to make it more stressful. In this article, the Philadelphia divorce attorneys at the… Read More »

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Dividing Debt in a Philadelphia Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

In a Pennsylvania divorce, all property acquired during the marriage is considered property of the marital estate. The same holds true for debt. Any debts incurred during the marriage are the responsibility of both parties regardless of which party incurred the debt. In this article, the Philadelphia property division attorneys at the Law Offices… Read More »

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The Differences Between Legal Separation and Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

The decision on whether or not to separate or divorce is a difficult one. While we cannot make that decision for you, we can help you reach a conclusion on what the best course of action is for you personally. In this article, the Philadelphia divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Lauren H…. Read More »

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Uncontested Divorce: What is It and How Does It Work?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Divorce will always be a stressful experience for both parties. Some couples, however, will want their divorce to end on good terms. This can be due to the fact that the couple has children together or the decision to divorce has been reached mutually by both parties. In Pennsylvania, you can pursue a divorce… Read More »

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What is a Mutual Consent Divorce in Pennsylvania?

By Lauren H. Kane |

In Pennsylvania, there are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. A contested divorce occurs when the two spouses cannot agree on all aspects of their divorce. Outstanding issues could include child custody, asset distribution, alimony, child support, and more. A mutual consent divorce occurs when the parties can agree to all… Read More »

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Does the Child’s Preference Factor into a Court’s Decision When It Comes to Child Custody?

By Lauren H. Kane |

If you are currently in a custody dispute with your former spouse, you may wonder whether or not your child’s preference factors into the court’s decision to award custody to one spouse or the other. Is a child allowed to tell the court which parent they would prefer to live with? The answer is… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Child Custody Relocation

By Lauren H. Kane |

Pennsylvania residents with a child custody order in place and who are considering moving need to be aware of Pennsylvania law. The matter is not as simple as packing up and moving. Whether you are considering moving to a new state or another county in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania’s relocation statute establishes several requirements that must… Read More »

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What is a Mid-Nuptial Agreement?

By Lauren H. Kane |

You’ve heard of prenuptial agreements. But have you heard of mid-nuptial agreements? Probably not. But it’s becoming more popular among couples for a variety of reasons. Prenuptial agreements involve terms for settling the divorce estate before the marriage is finalized. Midnuptial agreements, on the other hand, occur during the marriage. In some cases, a… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution During a Pennsylvania Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state. This stands in contradistinction to community property states in which the marital estate is divided 50/50. Equitable distribution states consider a variety of other factors when dividing a marital estate. While in many cases, an estate may be divided 50/50, equitable distribution states consider the disposition of both… Read More »

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When Should I Sue for Sole Custody of the Children?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Custody battles in divorce are among the most contentious issues. In making decisions, the courts will always consider the best interests of the children. Pennsylvania courts default on the premise that having both parents in the child’s life is preferable to only having one parent. That means that if a spouse is attempting to… Read More »

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