What Happens To My Retirement Savings After My Divorce?

Pamela worked hard to earn her retirement. In her opinion, much harder than her husband, John, who was more focused on spending rather than saving. Now that John has decided to end the marriage, Pamela dreads the idea of giving him a dime from her retirement. Let’s look at her options. Pennsylvania is an equitable … Read more

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

Five Reasons to be Thankful for Divorce

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Divorce is distressing, so it may seem odd to think about being thankful.  However, representing parties in divorces for so many years, I have witnessed a tremendous amount of gratitude. Here are some reasons to be thankful: Your support system. I never cease to be amazed by the support systems many clients rely upon during … Read more

Eight Tips for Co-parenting Through the School Year After Divorce

Now that the kids are back to school and you have read Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents, it is time to co-parent during the school year.  I have seen many school-related issues arise between parents.  There are practical solutions that will help you and your children have a great school year. I highly … Read more

A House Divided-Who Keeps the House in a Divorce?

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When you hear a couple is divorcing, one of the first questions people ask is “who is keeping the house?” Clients rarely ask the question that way. They more often ask, should I keep the house? Indeed, that is the better question because keeping the house is not always a good thing. Couples hardly ever … Read more