What are the Benefits of Adult Adoption?

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Adult adoption may sound strange, but it is or all intents and purposes a valid legal process. Someone may want to adopt a woman who 32. A person may have been reunited with their birth mother and want to make her their legal mother. Although it may seem unusual, adult adoption is both legal and […]

Who Pays for Summer Camp When Parents are Divorced?

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With warmer weather comes more outside activities, and school-age children are likely excited to go to summer camp once school is out. Although children are looking forward to summer camp, parents may have hesitations, especially if they have gone through a divorce. The costs of summer camp can be expensive, even more so if children go […]

Can I Live with a New Partner Before My Divorce is Completed?

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Living with another partner before a divorce is finalized is not recommended; however, every situation is different. For those wishing to cohabitate before a divorce is completed, they should reconsider if children are involved, if they share property, or if there is potential alimony. How Could My Children be Affected? A parent who has children could hurt […]

How can I File for Separation?

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Rather than a divorce, many couples choose a separation. By separating, the couple is still legally married and can decide to divorce later. While separated, the couple is usually still connected through financial responsibilities and their children. Some states allow legal separations and handle alimony, child support, child custody, and the division of marital assets. One of the main […]

Understanding Spousal Support in Pennsylvania

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The main goal of spousal support, or alimony, is to help a lower-earning, soon-to-be ex-spouse transition into a lifestyle where they can support themselves. It is important to keep in mind that alimony and child support are two separate payments. Although every divorce is different, there are some basics about how spousal support works. How is Alimony Determined? Every […]

Child Support and Taxes

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For newly divorcing spouses, whether preparing taxes on your own or through a paid tax preparer, one typical question involves how child support payments are treated. Parents should know the tax laws and how these payments are treated. For the parent who pays child support monies to a former spouse, these payments are not tax deductible, according […]

Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce- Infographic

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Despite the many rewards, parenting comes with many challenges. This can be especially true if you are newly-divorced. You want to put your child’s best interests first, but you may have a hard time adjusting to the changes and may still have deep conflict with your former spouse. Although your marriage ended, if you have […]

Gray Divorce: Ending Your Marriage at an Older Age

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Most married couples would likely agree that marriage takes work. Some generations ago, the amount of work put in, some might argue, seemed to be higher. As of 1990 fewer than 1 in 10 people who got divorced were over the age of 50. But over the course of the last two and a half […]

Changing Your Name After Divorce

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After a divorce, the thought of changing one’s name back to a maiden name can elicit a range of emotions. For some, it can evoke a feeling of independence and new beginnings; but for others, it is just another inconvenience caused by divorce. Whether you look forward to the change or simply need to do it […]

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer for You

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Even under the best of circumstances, going through a divorce is a difficult, emotional, and painful process. In order to get through it with as few emotional scars as possible, it is crucial that you select an experienced and qualified Delaware County divorce lawyer. While you may think that a cut-throat attorney who will tell you what you […]

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