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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…

How do I Terminate Kinship Care?

Published: Oct 05, 2022 in Child Custody

It can be devastating when families are separated, even if it’s done in the children’s best interest. Pennsylvania uses a program to keep children in their family’s custody and has been working to bring them back into their parent’s custody when possible. Knowing about kinship…

What to do if Paternity is in Question

Published: Sep 26, 2022 in Child Custody

Confusion about parentage hampers a court’s ability to order and collect child support for the benefit of the children. While the mother’s identity is usually easy to determine, paternity is not always as apparent. What is Paternity? Simply put, “paternity” means fatherhood. In Pennsylvania, when…

How Much Does a Divorce Lawyer Cost in PA?

Published: Oct 07, 2021 in Divorce

Hiring a Pittsburgh divorce lawyer may save you money when you consider the costly mistakes you could make on your own. Divorce can be expensive if you will be responsible for assets, debts, and child or spousal support. A divorce attorney isn’t always about cost…