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Celebrity News: Pennsylvania Divorce of Channing Tatum

By now you have probably heard of the split of actor Channing Tatum from his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Under Pennsylvania's divorce laws and Pennsylvania's custody laws what's at stake for the couple?

Refinancing your mortgage in the midst of your Washington County divorce

The marital home is likely the most valuable asset to be divided during Pennsylvania divorce proceedings. If either you or your former spouse have been awarded the house, do not assume the other spouse has no financial obligations. There's a difference between removing a name from the title to a home and removing the name on a Pennsylvania mortgage. As long as the names for both spouses remain on the mortgage both spouses will be responsible for that mortgage.

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?

The Fundamentals of a Divorce in Pennsylvania

Whether you have decided you are now ready to file for divorce or whether your spouse has served you with divorce papers, you probably have a lot of questions. The content of this particular post is based on some of the most common questions we are asked as experienced family law attorneys.

I Live in Pennsylvania and My ex never paid as promised...can I sue? Part II

As discussed in Part I of this blog series, in PA the statute of limitations generally precludes an aggrieved party from filing suit for enforcement of a Marriage Settlement Agreement (MSA) if not commenced within the statutes 4-year limitation period. An exception exists, however, when the contract is a "continuing contract." A contract is "continuing" when 1.) There are no deadlines by which payments have to be made; 2.) No specific start date and/or end date when payments are to stop; and 3.) No specific amount owed is identified.

I live in Pennsylvania and My ex never paid as promised...can I sue? Part I

Before a divorce can be finalized in PA, the parties must have completed the process of equitable distribution, or the division of marital assets and debts. If the parties can come to an agreement, one way to accomplish this is through a Marriage Settlement Agreement, more commonly referred to as an "MSA."

New Year's Resolution: A New Beginning After Your Pennsylvania Divorce

It's that time of year again when Pennsylvania residents start thinking about New Year's Resolutions and how we can improve ourselves in 2018. The new year is a chance for a fresh start; some of us vow to start getting our recommended 8-hours of sleep each night, some vow to lose those extra pounds packed on over the year, but no matter what, we are vowing to ourselves to be happy. 

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