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Gambling Addiction And Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

There are a number of psychiatric conditions that can also become grounds for divorce. Sex addiction, gambling addiction, drug addiction, or any other form of compulsive behavior that places a strain on your marriage can be used by your spouse as grounds for a divorce in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, however, the law is complicated by… Read More »

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When Will Courts Deviate From The Child Support Formula?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Any time a divorce involves children, there is a very good chance that one parent will have to pay child support to the other. In the majority of cases, a judge will use a child support formula to determine the amount of support payments. However, there are times when a judge will deviate from… Read More »

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FAQs About Divorce Mediation

By Lauren H. Kane |

It is easy to assume that if you are getting a divorce, you are facing a lengthy courtroom battle. Fortunately, that is not the case. There are many different ways to get divorced in Delaware County, including mediation and collaborative divorce. Mediation is highly misunderstood and many people do not understand the role a… Read More »

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Will Income Affect My Child Custody Case?

By Lauren H. Kane |

If you are going through a divorce that involves minor children, you are probably wondering if a judge will award you child custody. Child custody decisions are based on a number of different factors, and a judge will weigh them all very carefully. You may wonder if your income is one of the factors… Read More »

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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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