70% of U.S. households own a pet. Thirty-five years ago it was 56%. Today only 40% of households have minor kids and that number is slowly shrinking. SoContinue Reading PET PEEVED: Dividing “Les Animaux” in Divorce
70% of U.S. households own a pet. Thirty-five years ago it was 56%. Today only 40% of households have minor kids and that number is slowly shrinking. So…Continue Reading PET PEEVED: Dividing “Les Animaux” in Divorce
The demographics of family life have changed a lot in recent decades. Young people are marrying less and later in life when they do. The number of young people interested…Continue Reading Can Divorce & Retirement Be Compatible?
First, foremost, the case decided on October 12, 2022 is non-precedential, leaving the bench and bar to debate whether it matters.* But, the decision in Nally v. Nally, 163…Continue Reading EQUITY OVERCOMES THE LAW IN A LAND TITLE CASE
Contrary to the prevailing belief in 1980 when Pennsylvania became a no-fault state, liberalization of the divorce laws did not prompt an avalanche of divorce. After many years focusing my…Continue Reading UNHAPPY AT HOME? Think About What You Own
Those of us from large firms sometimes read opinions where solo practitioners take a shot at an issue and force us to take notice. The facts in this Bucks County…Continue Reading PA. Supreme Court Affirms that “Contractual Expectancies” Are Gifts & Non Marital Property
As part of National Public Radio’s morning edition report for April 29, 2019, business correspondent Yuki Noguchi reported on a phenomenon we have witnessed, financial infidelity. Ours is an age…
Continue Reading FINANCIAL INFIDELITY: Don’t Let Your Spouse Make You A Victim.
Hopefully all of us know that Pennsylvania is an “increase in value state” meaning that under Section 3501(a) of the Divorce Code, the increase in value of non-marital assets during…
Continue Reading Calculating Value Increase in Real Estate During Marriage – The Debt Reduction Side
Leslie Spoltore, a partner in our Wilmington, Delaware office, recently wrote a post on our Delaware Family Law Blog about…
Continue Reading Delaware Blog Explores an Unusual Asset
The process of equitable distribution is multi-stage, often involving one or more conferences with a “master” specifically assigned to the case and who is an expert in equitable distribution. The…
Continue Reading SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS THAT MASTER’S RECOMMENDATION IS STILL JUST A RECOMMENDATION
One of the difficult aspects of taking a complex case to trial is not the subject matter, necessarily, but the Court’s ability to schedule several consecutive days of trial. Due…
Continue Reading DON’T HESITATE…ARBITRATE