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ASSET OR INCOME; THE DISABILITY POLICY CONUNDRUM

Posted in Equitable Distribution

Since the inception of equitable distribution in Pennsylvania on July 1, 1980 the law has consistently been that courts have power to divide marital property.  With certain exceptions for gifts and inheritances, marital property is all property “acquired” from the date a couple marries to the date they finally separate 23 Pa.C.S. 3501(a). The challenge… Continue Reading

LONG TERM SEPARATION: THE “UNDIVORCED”

Posted in Divorce

The New York Times ran an interesting article on long term separations – or the “un-divorced” as the writer, Pamela Paul calls it – as an alternative to divorces. It raises some interesting points about the benefits – and the complications – of a long term separation. In a state such as Pennsylvania, where separation can be… Continue Reading

SOME FREE ADVICE ABOUT MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Posted in Divorce

Every once in a while, a good deed does not go unpunished.  About a month ago I received a call from an acquaintance with whom I worked performing community work several years ago.  Could she stop in and chat?  As one might expect, people do not just stop in to “chat” with divorce lawyers without… Continue Reading

Twelve Things To Consider Before Filing for Divorce

Posted in Divorce

My fellow blogger, Al Nye, the author of Maine Divorce Law Blog, recently sent me the following article.  Its a nice primer relating to things to think about as a client in making the decision whether or not to separate and divorce.  Al writes the following: You know the numbers.  It’s projected right now that about… Continue Reading