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What Happens if You Ignore a Divorce Complaint?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Divorce is a legal process and as such, there are very specific steps a person must follow. The person that wishes to file for divorce first will file a complaint with the court, which triggers the start of the case. Once the complaint is filed, the non-filing party will be served it. In New… Read More »

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Three Benefits of Uncontested Divorces

By Lauren H. Kane |

Divorce may not have many benefits for those involved, but there is more than one way to end a marriage in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While most people imagine a lengthy and bitter courtroom battle when facing divorce, it does not always have to be that way. Couples that can agree on all terms… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support in Pennsylvania?

By Lauren H. Kane |

In Pennsylvania, parents have a financial obligation to support their children, regardless of the relationship a parent has with their child and even in the event of divorce. Even in cases where when one parent chooses to not spend time with their children, or is prevented by Court Order from doing so, a parent’s… Read More »

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Unique Issues in Gray Divorces

By Lauren H. Kane |

Many people think that once a marriage has lasted for several decades, it will last forever. Unfortunately, this is not true and divorces among older people are on the rise in Pennsylvania, and throughout the rest of the country. These situations are often referred to as gray divorces, and while they involve many of… Read More »

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How to Separate from Your Spouse Without Moving Out

By Lauren H. Kane |

In Pennsylvania, spouses that want a divorce must live separately and apart for at least one year before filing. Fortunately, living separate and apart does not mean living in separate residences. Even if the parties reside under the same roof but lead separate lives and do not have marital relations, the courts will determine… Read More »

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Things to Know if You Want to Relocate with a Child After Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

Being awarded physical custody of your child brings a relief that many parents hope for when going through a divorce. However, even though the child custody decision is legally binding, it does not mean that your child custody issues are over. Child custody orders are modifiable for changed circumstances. And, since the only constant… Read More »

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Do Children Have a Say in Child Custody Cases?

By Lauren H. Kane |

When parents get a divorce, it is not uncommon for their children to state a preference about which parent they would most likely to live with afterwards. For some, hearing this news is devastating, while for their spouse it brings the hope they need during the divorce process. In either case, both parents want… Read More »

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Six Quick Tips when Going Through Child Custody Hearings

By Lauren H. Kane |

Child custody issues are some of the most common issues involved in divorce. They are also some of the most difficult and painful for everyone in the family. If you have filed a petition with the court which has necessitated a child custody hearing, you likely have many concerns, and fear that you will… Read More »

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How to Navigate Summer Vacation and Child Custody Orders

By Lauren H. Kane |

Summertime is always challenging for divorced parents. Each parent wants to spend more time with his or her child(ren), and maybe even take them on vacation for a week or two. Unfortunately, parents do not always want to work together, particularly if their plans overlap each other and each parent wants to take the… Read More »

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Which Parent Decides if a Child can Be Vaccinated?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Life after divorce is never easy, particularly when you have to work with your former spouse and you may have feelings of resentment towards them. When parents get divorced, they do still have to work together in order to ensure the child’s best interests are met. Many times, this only means that parents have… Read More »

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