New Divorce Law Shortens Time for No-Fault Divorces

New Divorce Law Shortens Time for No-Fault Divorces Shortening the time it takes to obtain a no fault divorce helps all parties have a more peaceful experience. In the past, even if one party was not contesting the divorce, they could delay it by refusing to...

5 Tips for Parents in Child Custody Disputes

Practical Tips for Minimizing Custody Disputes In a recent article in The Legal Intelligencer, Attorney Lisa Shapson outlines some important advice for parents going through custody litigation, or parents who are living with their children on a custody schedule. Her...

How Do Student Loans Impact Divorce?

Divorce and Student Loans in Pennsylvania More and more Pennsylvanians with student loan debt are divorcing. This is causing many people to ask questions such as: Are my student loans marital debt? Will my student loans be considered when dividing the marital estate...

Proposed Law Could Shorten Divorce Waiting Period

Proposed Law Could Shorten Divorce Waiting Period In Pennsylvania, divorce litigants have the option of proceeding by filing a fault or no-fault divorce. A fault divorce requires that one spouse prove misconduct by the other spouse for one or more of the reasons...

Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation Is divorce mediation right for you? What is Divorce Mediation? Mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution, where instead of litigating in court in front of a judge, the parties meet to resolve their case with a trained mediator in a neutral...

What is a Protection from Abuse Order?

PFAs in Pennsylvania A Protection from Abuse Order, otherwise known as a PFA, is a court order that can protect you or a minor child from being abused, harassed, threatened or stalked, as well as award money for losses that occurred because of the abuse. There are two...

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

A collaborative divorce can ease the pain of separation. Collaborative law is an alternative method to the traditional divorce. If the parties so choose, they can stay out of the court room and amicably resolve their divorce issues through the Collaborative process....

During the Divorce, Who Gets the Dog?

What happens when you both want the dog? Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce? It’s no secret that during a divorce, figuring out a child custody schedule or settling on which party gets certain personal property can be very difficult. But what can be just as difficult is...

Tax Implications in Divorce and Custody Matters

How Do Divorce and Custody Impact Taxes? It is critical that your divorce lawyer knows how to address tax issues in your family law case. Each year, while our clients are gathering the necessary information to prepare their tax returns, we are fielding common tax...