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5 Risks of Representing Yourself in a Divorce

Published: Dec 22, 2023 in Divorce

Divorce can be emotionally and financially draining, so it makes sense to look for the most painless route possible. Some people assume their best bet is to forgo legal representation (and the fees that come with it) and be their own divorce attorneys. While everyone…

Who Gets Custody of a Pet After a Divorce in Pennsylvania?

Published: Jul 24, 2023 in Divorce

Divorce is hard for everyone, but the process can be even more challenging when a family pet is involved. A disagreement about the dog, cat, or family goldfish can be difficult to reconcile. An experienced Pittsburgh custody and divorce attorney can help you decide on…

Intellectual Property in Divorce: Who Gets What?

Published: Jan 13, 2023 in Divorce

During a divorce in Pennsylvania, all physical property is divided between spouses. A list of all owned items is submitted, and both partners stake claims about what they want to keep and what they are willing to let go. But how is any intellectual property…

Can Spousal Support be Modified After a Divorce?

Published: Dec 25, 2022 in Family Law

Divorces are not uncommon in today’s marriage landscape. Neither is the possibility of spousal support, commonly ordered by Pennsylvania courts during the proceedings. And usually, the courts set the amount that one spouse owes based on the facts presented to them. However, that doesn’t mean…

Is it Time to Reconsider Our Parenting Plan?

Published: Nov 08, 2022 in Child Custody, Family Law

During divorce proceedings, the court makes a custody agreement to create the best living situation for the children. They base their decision on several factors, including the parents’ incomes, housing, and more, so that the children can get the best possible standard of living. However,…

My Spouse Lied While Drafting a Prenup. What Now?

Published: Oct 25, 2022 in Family Law, Prenups

While prenuptial agreements are something we hear about in TV shows and movies, they are genuine legal documents. Not only do they protect assets, but they also protect spouses from being taken advantage of during a divorce. However, for them to be executed appropriately, both…

When To Consider Modifying Your Divorce

Published: Oct 11, 2022 in Adoption, Child Custody, Family Law

If circumstances have changed in your life or in your former spouse’s life, you might want to consider modifying your divorce decree to reflect the update. Of course, you must follow a process when pursuing modifications post-decree. Having the proper evidence to support any modifications…