A protection from abuse order is a civil order that can provide legal protection from domestic violence. It is important to know if you are eligible to get a protection from abuse order, and how you can go about doing so.
Marital assets and taxes: What about capital gains?
Imagine you’re in the midst of the asset division process during your divorce. You want to keep the $1 million family home and your spouse wants to keep the $1 million investment portfolio. Both are worth the same amount of money so it should be a simple process of you keeping the house, and your spouse keeping the investment portfolio — right?
Not necessarily. Capital gains taxes could apply to either the investment portfolio, the house, or, likely, both. You’ll need to consider the amount of these tax liabilities when you’re dividing your home.
What Legal Areas Does ‘Family Law’ Cover?
There are a lot of different areas of the law, and some areas have different courts, structures and legal concepts that litigants must follow. Let’s take family law, for instance. The family law court has its own judges who specialize in making family law decisions according to Pennsylvania family law.
How to Know Whether or Not to File for Divorce
It’s arguably one of the most important decisions that you will ever have to make — whether to stay in a dysfunctional marriage or file for divorce. Each spouse has to come to his or her own conclusion whether to file for divorce based on the individual circumstances in the marital relationship. But there are some questions that all can ponder in order to make the right decision for all parties, including the kids.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Against Grandparents
Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rendered a decision that will significantly impact grandparents attempting to obtain custody of their grandchildren during a marital separation.
No-Fault Divorce In Pennsylvania
Within the past year, Pennsylvania has changed the law regarding no-fault divorce. The ability to file for a no-fault divorce grants you the opportunity to go through a divorce with dignity and avoid a long, drawn-out messy process.
Alimony In Pennsylvania
Alimony payments are financial payments to a spouse after a divorce. They are legally mandated. In Pennsylvania, you are not entitled to receive alimony. Alimony payments are completely discretionary with the court. If you are going through a divorce, here are some common questions you may have regarding alimony in Pennsylvania.
Divorce With Dignity
A divorce can be a trying time for you and your former spouse. It’s already a sad and hurtful time, but it’s even worse considering that during divorce hearings, information may come to light that is difficult to hear. However, it’s important to remain mature, civil, and respectful. According to psychologist Susan Quilliam, “Dignity is our best friend in a crisis because it reminds us that, although we may be at the mercy of uncertain circumstances, we can at least be in control of ourselves.” Consider these tips to help navigate through your divorce with dignity.
Determining Paternity During Your Divorce
Paternity is probably the most important aspect of your divorce, more so than alimony. Paternity can impact many things, and will significantly affect your life once the divorce has been finalized. What do you need to know about paternity in Pennsylvania?
Prepare Yourself to Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce
It’s a feeling no one wants to face, but it’s something that could come into your life at some point. Asking for a divorce is never fun, but it may be a conversation you need to have one day.