Child and Spousal Support
In calculating a child and spousal support obligation in Pennsylvania, if the joint net monthly incomes of the parties amounts to $30,000.00 or less, a support formula is used. The formula is based upon the net monthly incomes of both parties, which are calculated and added together, to arrive at the monthly income available for… Read More »
10/10 Rule for Military Divorce
What is the 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… 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?
Media, Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney Explains Value of a Prenuptial 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… 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 »
Financial Points to Consider During Divorce
How a Pennsylvania Divorce Will Impact You Financially 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… Read More »