Social Media and Divorce: Are You a Winner or Loser?

While Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites are a great way to connect, whether it is good for those in the process of “disconnecting” depends on how you play the social media game. How to be a social networking “loser” Think that anything you post is private—There is no privacy when it comes to … Read more

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

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

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette

Although court is often viewed as a last resort, some cases do end up in the courtroom. How you present in court can be just as important as your actual testimony.  In divorce court, issues are often he-said, she said.  First impressions are formed quickly and credibility determinations are of paramount importance. Here are some suggestions … Read more

Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My! Part 2

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The topic of bonuses is so broad it can easily fill two blog posts.  In my first post about bonuses, I focused on how bonuses play into the determination of interim support and child support.  Now, I discuss how bonuses play into equitable distribution. If you are the dependent spouse, you are always better off with the … Read more