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Are post-separation disability payments "marital", under Pennsylvania law?

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently dealt with the question of whether post-separation disability payments are marital. In Yuhas v. Yuhas, the husband was a vascular surgeon who developed carpal tunnel syndrome in 2007 and so could not practice surgery. Fortunately, ...

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Blog posts in Equitable Distribution

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    Husband and Wife married back in 1988 and were divorced in 2003. As part of their divorce settlement, Husband agreed to pay Wife a percentage of the ...

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  • Inherited IRA's and bankruptcy

    Retirement funds such as 401K's, IRAs and 403b accounts are generally protected in bankruptcy. That is, retirement accounts are not reachable by ...

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  • Taxes and military pensions in a divorce

    In previous blog posts, we discussed the difficulties in dividing a military pension in a divorce. It can be done, but it needs to done carefully and ...

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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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Planning for Divorce: The Ultimate Guide

    It looks like you are getting divorced. What to do? This i a general guide with steps that are generally advisable. However, this information is just ...

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  • Post high-school education expenses

    Ordinarily, a divorcing parent has no legal obligation to pay for a child's college expenses. The theory is that we don't require intact families to ...

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  • Case Notes: Fraud and divorce - opening the divorce after the fact.

    In the Allegheny County case of Kozel v. Kozel , 161 Pa Super 2014, the parties divorce was finalized in 2005. Later, Wife found out that Husband ...

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    Eleanor Bush is a judge with the Family Division of the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas. Judge Bush has judicial suffix 001. If your case number ends ...

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