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Blog Posts in January, 2015

Prenuptial Agreement: Why you need one

You are not getting married with the intention of getting divorced. But almost half of marriages end in divorce. There are many things you can do to keep a marriage strong. But there is only thing you ...
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Counsel fees and custody

A common question I receive: "How often can my ex drag me back to court"? The answer to this really depends on the individual facts of the case. But in custody matters, the court is ...
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Military pension: Survivor Benefit Plan

Valuing, dividing and allocating military pension benefits is one of the most misunderstood areas of divorce law in Pennsylvania. Accordingly, it is vital for military service members (SM's) and ...
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New Law: Child Abduction Prevention in Custody Disputes

Pennsylvania passed only one law in 2014 that amended the Domestic Relations Act. It is the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act, found at 23 Pa.C.S.A. 5201. The Act aims to create guidelines for ...
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Do-It-Yourself Divorce

One of the most common questions a divorcing couple will asks is if they need an attorney or if they are able to complete the divorce on their own. The short answer is that yes, there are ways that ...
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Extension of a PFA: Case Notes

Question: When an existing Protection From Abuse Order is violated, must the PFA be extended? Answer: The PFA must be extended if the PFA is violated AND the Plaintiff asks for an extension at the ...
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2015 Guide to Allegheny County PA Family Court Personnel and Offices

Judicial Suffixes 001 Judge Bush; 002 Judge Evashavik DiLucente; 003 Judge Cozza; 004 Judge Hens-Greco; 005 Judge Mulligan; 006 Judge Eaton; 007 Judge Klein; 008 Judge Bubash; 009 Judge Bicket; 010 ...
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