January 2018 Archives

Considering a Pennsylvania Divorce Without an Attorney? Read This First!

It is possible to complete a Pennsylvania divorce without hiring a family law attorney to guide you through the process.  For some spouses, this makes financial sense; if you are able to amicably work together you may end up saving on unnecessary legal fees. Unfortunately, however, this is not usually the case. Even when a Pennsylvania divorce begins amicably, it doesn't always end that way. More often than not, what we see are spouses with ill feelings and a need to "settle the score." 

How Credit Card Debt Can Affect Your Pennsylvania Divorce

Are you going through a divorce here in Pennsylvania and suspect your spouse may have run up credit card debt? What can you do to protect yourself if you think your husband or wife is running up the credit card bills and you want a divorce?

The Connection Between your Divorce in Pennsylvania and Bipolar Disorder

If you're dealing with a divorce here in Western Pennsylvania and your soon to be ex-wife or ex-husband has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the process of separating can become even more emotionally difficult. So what do you need to know about divorcing from a spouse who suffers from bipolar disorder?

Competency in Pennsylvania Family Law Cases

When you hear the word "incompetent," you might associate it with a criminal law defendant; the issue of competency, however, is just as relevant in a Pennsylvania family law case. Parties often testify on their own behalf in family law cases, and no matter what field of law, one may not testify if they are deemed incompetent.

Pets and Domestic Violence Survivors in Pennsylvania: A New Beginning

In July of 2017, a 3-month old Chihuahua was found in a restroom at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. An airport security guard found the puppy with the following heartbreaking note: "Hi! I'm Chewy! My owner was in an abusive relationship and couldn't afford me to get on the flight. She didn't want to leave me with all her heart but she has NO other option." The note followed with "My ex-boyfriend kicked my dog when we were fighting and he has a big knot on his head. He probably needs a vet. I love Chewy sooo much - please love and take care of him."

Bitcoins and Divorce in Pennsylvania

Obtaining a divorce in Pennsylvania requires a full disclosure of all marital assets and debts so that the court can decide who gets what (a process known as equitable distribution). A spouse trying to hide money from their soon to be ex is nothing new of course, but with the rise of bitcoins finding these hidden funds has become more complicated. 

Changes to the Taxation of Alimony in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvnaia, under current law, alimony is deductible to the spouse making the payments and must be included as income on the taxes of the spouse receiving the payments. With the current administration's tax overhaul this is about to change. Here's what you'll need to know;

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