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

Twice a year, lawyers in Pennsylvania who specialize in family law convene to discuss developments in their field. At this year’s first meeting, just concluded in Lancaster, the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association heard from three experts concerning energy law and its impact on real estate.

Roughly a decade ago, hydraulic fracking

Lawyers are not financial advisers but we do lots of real estate transactions and for most divorce clients, the largest asset in the portfolio is the family home.  So in just about every matrimonial case, there is the inevitable question.  Should we hold or is it time to fold?

It’s always good to study the

This short memorandum will send any competent real estate lawyer into fits of hysteria. Lien law is some of the most complex real estate law one can encounter. But ordinary people bang into these kinds of problems every day and especially so when parties are separated from one another.

There are three ways to own property with