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Can a PA court modify an alimony stipulation reached by the parties?

In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court dealt with an alimony stipulation between Husband and Wife. The stipulation modified a court-ordered alimony award. The question was: May ...
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Case Notes: Attaching a disablity fund to pay Pennsylvania alimony

The issue of attaching a disability fund with a "non-attachment clause" in order to pay alimony was the subject of the recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Uveges v. Uveges, 103 A.3d ...
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Tax filing status during divorce proceedings

Which tax filing status can you choose during a Pennsylvania divorce proceedings? The first thing to understand is that your tax status is determined by your marital status on December 31 of the tax ...
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What is a bifurcated divorce?

What is a bifurcated divorce? A bifurcated divorce is a process where the divorce decree is granted before the economic issues associated with the divorce are resolved. Regular or simple divorce cases ...
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Case Notes: The Entitlement Defense to Spousal Support

The obligation to financially support a spouse prior to a divorce decree is known as Alimony Pendente Lite ("APL") or Spousal support. Generally, support paid while divorce proceedings are ...
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Case Notes: Counsel Fees

We often get questions about counsel fees. Can I make the other side pay my fees? When does the court order counsel fees? What if the other side has racked up excessive counsel fees? In Morgans v. ...
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Local Case Notes: Alimony, E.D.& counsel fees

In the local Allegheny County PA case of Casper v. Casper, Judge Marmo issued a decision concerning parties who had married in 1985 and separted in 2008, with two grown children. Husband worked at an ...
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PA Supreme Court decision

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently upheld our Superior Couirt victory in the case of Kent v. Kent (March 18, 2011). Appeals to the Pennsyvlania Supreme Court are not a matter of right, unlike ...
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Our Newest Published Case

Our most recent Superior Court opinon is from the 2011 case of Kent v. Kent.. In that case, we argued that the trial court was right to accept our argument that wife's home schooling should not ...
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