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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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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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What Will Happen to My Pets During a Divorce?

By Lauren H. Kane |

Today, it is becoming more and more common for couples to forestall having children until they are financially able to afford them. The birth rate has declined in recent years for this reason. The need to nurture, on the other hand, is intrinsic to the human condition. Many couples will purchase “fur babies” that… Read More »

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Taking to Social Media is Not a Good Idea in a Pennsylvania Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

You may be inclined to blow up your social media feed during your divorce. This is generally not a good idea and can end up having a profound impact on the way the courts look at you. In fact, we recommend that you shut down your social media accounts while you are going through… Read More »

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Psychologist Weighs in on How to Make the Decision to Divorce

By Lauren H. Kane |

A newer article in Psychology Today discussed how to make the decision to divorce. To be sure, deciding to divorce is no easy choice. It can feel like everything that you’ve built over an extended period of time is now for naught. A dream you once had is now no longer fitting the hopes… Read More »

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Can Your Divorce Improve the Quality of Your Work?

By Lauren H. Kane |

A recent study indicated that a surprisingly high number of people actually saw the quality of their work improve after or during their divorce. This, however, was not the norm. Only 39% of those who responded to the study indicated that their work performance improved while they were going through a divorce. 44% said… Read More »

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“Sudden Wealth” Makes Men Less Likely to Divorce; Women More Likely

By Lauren H. Kane |

Sudden wealth, defined in this space as coming into a lot of money quickly, changes your prospects of divorce and marriage, according to a recent study. However, the impact of sudden wealth hits men and women differently. Men, for example, are much more likely to get married and have children after coming into sudden… Read More »

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Study: Only Children More Likely to Get Divorced

By Lauren H. Kane |

Do you have siblings? Did you know that this decreases your chances of getting a divorce? A recent study indicates that growing up around brothers and sisters actually reduces the chances that you will divorce later in life. Meanwhile, only children appear to be more likely to divorce. In fact, the more siblings you… Read More »

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