Art of the Deal- Your Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

Is mediation right for my divorce? When I practiced family law in Atlanta, Georgia, the court required parties to mediate issues before a judge would hear them. That is not the case here in Western Pennsylvania other than for custody issues in Allegheny County, which are handled without the lawyers present. That said, parties can always … 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

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

Divorce and Inheritance: What You Need to Know Before You Inherit

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When you are happily married, you may decide to place inherited assets into joint names. When your marriage is over, will you regret doing so? Before you inherit, read this. Your inheritance is your separate property whether you inherited the funds before, during or after your marriage. However, while there can be some exceptions, if you … Read more