Homemaker OR Breadwinner -Will I need to get a job after my divorce?…

Stay at home parents and homemakers often ask whether they will have to get a job after they divorce.  While the short answer is technically “no,” it is not that simple.  The court will not order you to get a job.  That said, you may need to get a job depending on the support you … Read more

Will Your Valentine’s Day Engagement Mean a Prenupt in Your Future?

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For divorce lawyers, Valentine’s Day means two things: engagements and Prenuptial Agreements.  While others are throwing away wilted roses and finishing off the last few chocolates from heart shaped boxes, divorce attorneys are fielding calls about Prenuptial Agreements. As I discussed in “Getting Married? Four Reasons Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement,” here are four … Read more

Why You Need an Attorney Experienced in High Net Worth Divorce

While no two divorces are alike, high net worth divorces often have complex financial issues that require specific expertise. Think about it, if you had a parent who thought they had cataracts, you would not suggest they go see their internist. A neighborhood ophthalmologist that treats all sorts of eye diseases would be better. However, a doctor … Read more

Is Coparenting Counseling Right for You?

Coparenting is the act of parenting children together.   Good coparents make decisions together with any eye toward what is best for their children rather than what is best for one parent or the other. Good coparents respect the other parent’s role in the lives of their children. I love hearing good coparenting stories from my … Read more

My Custody Case: Can I Relocate?

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Whether it is your job, a new relationship or for any other reason, relocation is a tricky issue. Pennsylvania has a stringent relocation statute, 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5337, which creates a protocol to follow in order to accomplish a relocation. The first step is to determine whether the move constitutes a relocation. A relocation is … Read more

Considering Divorce? Consider (Virtual) Mediation

Mediation

Considering Divorce? Consider Mediation
I was trained in mediation years ago and have participated in more than 100 mediations. Mediation is one of the best tools to resolve a family law matter. I recently took a refresher course for mediators to further hone my skills and learn more techniques to help couples navigate their family law issues.

Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My!

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It’s almost bonus season so it is a good time to talk about how they may factor into your divorce. A former client, we will call her “Victoria,” earned about $200,000 the year before her separation. Her base salary was about $115,000 and $85,000 was a performance bonus. She received papers that her husband was … Read more