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DO GRANDPARENTS HAVE VISITATION RIGHTS? GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

DO GRANDPARENTS HAVE VISITATION RIGHTS? GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

There are many important considerations when a marriage dissolves and a couple decides to get divorced. Among them is property division among the spouses, alimony (if necessary), as well as child support and custody if a couple has children. In addition to these topics, grandparents often form strong bonds with their grandchildren and would be … Continue reading DO GRANDPARENTS HAVE VISITATION RIGHTS? GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

CHILD SUPPORT LAWS IN PENNSYLVANIA: THE BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW

CHILD SUPPORT LAWS IN PENNSYLVANIA: THE BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW

According to a report issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Heath, there were over 36,000 divorces and annulments in Pennsylvania last year – with 1,785 occurring in Philadelphia County alone. And, while it is quite likely that those involved in these break-ups had good reason for their decisions to divorce, it is important to remember … Continue reading CHILD SUPPORT LAWS IN PENNSYLVANIA: THE BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW

LAWMAKER SEEKING EQUALITY IN DIVORCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

LAWMAKER SEEKING EQUALITY IN DIVORCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

The majority of Americans now support the right of same-sex couples to marry, according to several Gallup polls conducted since 2010. However, less than half the states recognize same-sex marriage. Pennsylvania is among those states that define marriage as between a man and a woman. Pennsylvania does not even recognize same-sex unions, meaning same-sex couples … Continue reading LAWMAKER SEEKING EQUALITY IN DIVORCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

DIVORCE FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIA COUPLES CARRIES SPECIAL CONCERNS

DIVORCE FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIA COUPLES CARRIES SPECIAL CONCERNS

So-called “gray” divorces are on the rise in Pennsylvania and across the country. Couples over 50 now divorce at twice the rate they did a few decades ago, and divorces in this age group now constitute a quarter of all divorces. Divorce always comes with some disruption, but people nearing or past retirement age may … Continue reading DIVORCE FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIA COUPLES CARRIES SPECIAL CONCERNS

HOW TO HELP AVOID TOXIC CHILD CUSTODY BATTLES IN PENNSYLVANIA

HOW TO HELP AVOID TOXIC CHILD CUSTODY BATTLES IN PENNSYLVANIA

Many potential unpleasant battles may arise in a divorce; what to do with the marital home and dividing possessions may be hotly contested issues, for example. However, when two parents love their children and actively participate in their lives, establishing child custody can escalate to a level far beyond deciding who gets the most of a 401(k). … Continue reading HOW TO HELP AVOID TOXIC CHILD CUSTODY BATTLES IN PENNSYLVANIA

BABY BOOMER DIVORCE STATISTICS ARE BOOMING

BABY BOOMER DIVORCE STATISTICS ARE BOOMING

The American economy has recently caused couples to rethink getting divorced for financial reasons, but in spite of the economy, aging citizens are getting divorced at a dramatically increasing rate. In fact, the Office for National Statistics reports that every age group’s divorce rate is declining except for those over 60 years old. CBS reports … Continue reading BABY BOOMER DIVORCE STATISTICS ARE BOOMING