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Category Archives: Divorce

CHOSEN AS A DELAWARE COUNTY FAVORITE LAWYER 2018

We are happy to announce that The Delco News Network’s Town Talk has named attorney Abbey E. Varga as one of Delaware County’s “Favorite Lawyers” for 2018.  The newspaper received thousands of votes in its annual Talk of the Town survey, the results of which were published in a special section of the newspaper on… Read More »

AWARDED BEST DIVORCE/FAMILY LAWYER BY THE DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

We are happy to announce that The Delaware County Daily Times has named attorney Abbey E. Varga among Delaware County’s “Best Lawyers” for the second year in a row.  The newspaper received thousands of votes in its fourth annual Best Lawyers Reader’s Choice survey, the results of which were published in a special section of… Read More »

Tips to Make Co-Parenting Easier

Negotiating custody arrangements during a divorce can be a major point of contention between spouses, particularly because child custody has often meant that one parent is given the majority of responsibility for the children while the other is given limited involvement as a non-custodial parent.  However, in recent years more and more people are choosing… Read More »

10/10 Rule for Military Divorce

The so-called “10/10 Rule” or 10-Year Rule is a source of confusion for many individuals when dealing with a military divorce. Some believe it requires a couple to be married for 10 years before a spouse has a right to any portion of a service member’s military retirement. Others believe it requires the parties be… Read More »

Divorce and Retirement Assets

There are many misconceptions about what part of a person’s retirement assets are marital property and therefore subject to being divided as part of a divorce. The first question is:  Are retirement assets marital property in Pennsylvania? The answer depends on whether you and your spouse signed a pre-martial agreement (such as a pre-nuptial agreement)… Read More »

What Should I Bring With Me When Meeting With a Family Law Attorney?

You have decided that it is time to meet with an attorney.  You do your research, find an attorney and schedule an initial consultation.  However, you have never done this before and may be wondering what documents or information you should bring with you to the appointment. Here are some ideas for what you should… Read More »

Do I need a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

Creating a Pre-Nuptial Agreement brings peace of mind to many engaged couples. If their marriage does not work out, they at least will not have to worry about a fight over property division and other issues.  However, many people’s first reaction to having a Pre-Nuptial Agreement brought into conversation is:  “Don’t you trust me?” “Why… Read More »

Understanding Alimony in Pennsylvania

Alimony, also sometimes referred to as spousal support or maintenance, is handled a little differently in Pennsylvania as opposed to other states.  Once a divorce decree has been entered, the court may reasonably allow alimony, but only if it is considered necessary.  Here, in Delaware County, alimony is becoming more of a common occurrence but… Read More »

Custody of the Pet

During a divorce, the division of property can be a contentious issue, especially regarding pets.  In Pennsylvania, courts treat pets in the same manner as personal property.  There is no special provision for shared custody or visitation.  Often, a Judge may even refuse to decide the issue.  For the sake of the pet, it is… Read More »

Financial Points to Consider During Divorce

During your first meetings with a Pennsylvania divorce attorney, you will begin to discuss your financial situation.  In some ways, divorce is like splitting up a business partnership: both processes focus on dividing assets and debts in a way that neither unfairly rewards nor unfairly burdens either party. If you are considering divorce or have… Read More »