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 marriage (to final separation) is a marital asset subject to division. There are two sides to this equation in cases where a spouse brings a

This is not a money management blog but what we increasingly find is that many divorce clients simply “trusted” that their resources would be sufficient to carry them through retirement. The great awakening comes when they discover they are now splitting what looked like a comfortable retirement and that their ability to make up for

So it’s break up time and you can’t wait to “move on” in not just the emotional but the physical sense of the word.  Even though you and your spouse can’t agree on much of anything, you both agree that it is time to sell your burdensome house and find more comfortable digs of less

In the past decade, Americans have racked up a prodigious amount of debt and it is fairly common for clients in divorce to not really understand how their debt is structured.  Was the U.S. Airways VISA joint or husbands with wife designated as an authorized user?  When trying to disentangle a couple’s financial relationship it

If you have been reading or listening to the news in the past thirty days, the big economic news is that the bond market has gone to hell and mortgage rates are on the rise.  The mortgage change began in February but then just as quickly lost speed as March turned into April.  But

We have had support guidelines in Pennsylvania since 1984.  The effort was part of a federal initiative to see that all families with similar levels of income paid comparable child support. A few years ago the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania modified the rules to give recognition to the fact that home mortgages represented a disproportionate amount