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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement in Philadelphia?

By Lauren H. Kane |

With around half of all marriages ending in divorce, prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular across the United States. Today, married couples are preparing for their weddings by protecting their interests should their marriage fail. While it may seem a bit like “preparing for a divorce,” the alternative is that you allow the state’s… Read More »

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Can I Be Forced to Pay Permanent Alimony in Pennsylvania?

By Lauren H. Kane |

A divorcing couple must resolve numerous matters before their divorce is finalized. These include issues such as the distribution of assets, child custody, child support, and, yes, alimony. Unlike child support, alimony or spousal maintenance are payments made from one spouse to another to support that spouse during and after the divorce. If one… Read More »

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Study Reveals the Most Often-Cited Reasons Behind U.S. Divorces

By Lauren H. Kane |

While every state in the country allows for no-fault divorces, that doesn’t mean that the couple wasn’t in conflict when they chose to divorce. It just means that neither party blames the other for the breakdown of the marriage in court. Nonetheless, according to a Forbes Advisor Survey, couples cited the most commonly reported… Read More »

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Understanding Uncontested Divorces in Pennsylvania

By Lauren H. Kane |

In Pennsylvania, an uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree to the essential elements of a divorce. It is also called a mutual consent divorce or a “no fault” divorce. In this situation, both spouses agree to part and dissolve their marriage and fill out the necessary paperwork. An uncontested divorce can significantly shorten… Read More »

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Does a Child’s Preference Matter in a Pennsylvania Custody Dispute?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Child custody disputes are among the most contentious issues in a divorce. You may be wondering whether or not your child’s preference matters to the court when it comes to deciding who they will live with. The answer is that it depends. In Pennsylvania, child custody is determined based on 16 discrete factors that… Read More »

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Can the Courts Block My Relocation if I Have a Child Custody Order in Place?

By Lauren H. Kane |

For parents who have a child custody order in place, moving is not as simple as just packing up and going somewhere else. Parents need to be aware of Pennsylvania law regarding relocation with a custody order in place. This is true whether you are moving to a new state or a county over…. Read More »

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How are Military Divorces Different from civilian Divorces?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Divorce is a challenging time for any family, but when you’re in the military, it can be even more complex. In this article, the Philadelphia family lawyers at The Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane will discuss military divorce and how it differs from civilian divorces. Jurisdiction and residency requirements  Unlike civilian divorces, military… Read More »

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What is Bird Nesting? A New Approach to Custody

By Lauren H. Kane |

Bird nesting is a novel approach to custody that puts the children’s needs first. Instead of children visiting parents at different homes, the children get to keep the home and the parents rotate in and out of it. In other words, when it’s one parent’s time to visit, the parent does so in the… Read More »

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Tips on Navigating a Successful Uncontested Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Pursuing an uncontested divorce can save you precious time and money. When you and your spouse can agree on all the fundamental aspects of your divorce, your divorce will proceed quicker and reduce the amount of legal fees you owe. However, coming to terms with your ex is not easy. You will need to… Read More »

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Dividing Marital Debt in a Philadelphia Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

According to Pennsylvania law, the division of marital debt is handled the same way as the division of marital property. This means that both spouses are generally responsible for any debt they acquired during the marriage. This is true regardless of which party incurred the debt. In this article, the Philadelphia divorce attorneys at… Read More »

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