Understanding Child Support in Pennsylvania

Child support is a hot-button issue in many divorces. It’s a matter that is best resolved with a skilled Pennsylvania child support attorney on your side. Pennsylvania has developed child support calculation guidelines as outlined in the federal Child Support Enforcement Act. These guidelines take into consideration the following: Needs of the child, which include […]

Why people break child custody agreements

|December 20, 2022 | family law

Child custody agreements outline the rights of both parents, including who has physical and legal custody, visitation and other rights. In many cases, judges seek to build fair agreements where the child spends equal time with both parents. However, these agreements differ based on the case and jurisdiction. Therefore, parents should understand common violations and […]

3 ways to protect your mental health during divorce

|February 15, 2022 | blog, family law

When you decided to get divorced, you likely recognized the process would be difficult. But you may not have fully understood how the process could impact your mental health. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness every year. The following strategies can help you protect […]

How Co-Parents Can Prevent Disputes Over Gift Giving

|October 27, 2021 | blog, family law

The holidays bring about good feelings for many. However, for single parents, holiday gift-giving may cause stress and anger. Disputes between co-parents may escalate as gift-giving events approach. One parent may feel pressure to keep up with the other parent’s spending. Gift duplication may prove a real prospect and cause anxiety. To help, learn some […]

How should you tell your grandchildren about your divorce?

|August 23, 2021 | blog, family law

Divorce rates are on the rise among Americans ages 55 and older. The oldest generations face challenges when they decide to end their marriages, and this often includes not only deciding how to tell their children, but how to reassure their grandchildren as well. If you and your spouse have decided to pursue a so-called […]

How to build a successful co-grandparenting relationship after a divorce

If you have adult children, you may worry about how your kids may take the news of your divorce. Fortunately, they are likely to adjust to your post-divorce situation eventually. When your children have children, though, you want to be sure you and your ex-spouse can co-grandparent successfully.  Even if you and your ex-spouse do […]

Addressing divorce and parents interfering with parenting time

|December 28, 2020 | family law

When Pennsylvania couples divorce, child custody and parenting time can be a challenge. In many cases, they work together for the good of the children. In others, there is disagreement, and problems such as parenting time interference will crop up. Direct and indirect parenting time interference Parents might obstruct the other parent’s access to the […]

How to cope after a marriage ends

|December 28, 2020 | family law

It is estimated that up to half of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce. While a divorce may be an emotionally painful event to experience, there are things that Pennsylvania residents and others can do to move past it. For example, individuals should focus on what they have and what they […]

Raising a happy child after a divorce

|October 2, 2020 | family law

If you are thinking about delaying a divorce for the sake of your children, you may have nothing to worry about. Research has shown that children in Pennsylvania and throughout the country can still have normal lives even after their parents split. In some cases, staying in a toxic marriage may actually be worse for […]

Divorce rates for couples with a huge difference in ages

|July 10, 2020 | family law

Romantic relationships in Pennsylvania and elsewhere that involve couples with a significant age difference between them are sometimes referred to as May-December romances. Like most love affairs, May-December relationships may start with a great deal of romance. The bad news is that recent studies show that these types of marriages may be more susceptible to […]

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