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January 2018 Archives

Divorce and health insurance

When couples in Pennsylvania decide to divorce, personal finances are often a primary concern. Initially, the couple may be focused on closing joint accounts, paying off shared credit cards, establishing support obligations and selling the marital home. A significant consideration that may be lost in the shuffle is that of health insurance.

How to make a parenting plan that works

When Pennsylvania parents of young children get divorced, it doesn't end their responsibility to raise their children together. Assuming that both parents are fit to do so, they will generally be able to be in their children's lives. In fact, Pennsylvania parents and others should strive to celebrate the fact that a former spouse has a good relationship with the children. Overall, parents should work in tandem similar to how business partners do.

How to handle divorce as a startup owner

When a couple gets a divorce in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, it may be necessary to divide assets acquired during the marriage. A business generally qualifies as an asset that may be divided in a divorce settlement. However, there may be some question as to how to split a startup company if it has yet to be monetized. One way to handle this issue may be to create a prenuptial agreement.

Same-sex couples can face challenging custody issues

With the growth of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States has also come an increase in same-sex divorce cases. While many aspects of a divorce remain the same regardless of the genders of the parties involved, issues of child custody and support can be more complex when only one party has a biological relationship with the child, especially when official adoption paperwork was not filed for the other parent during their marriage.

Getting divorced? Don't forget to update your estate plan

Divorce is never as simple as having a few meetings with your divorce lawyer and going before a judge in Wyomissing. For instance, if you and your wife started a business together, it might take months of valuation procedures before you can agree on a total value of the company in order to fairly divide it as part of the settlement. This is just one of many issues you will have to address during the divorce process.

Settlement reached in Morena Baccarin custody case

Fans of the popular television crime drama series "Gotham" may want to know more about a legal settlement that has been reached by actress Morena Baccarin and screenwriter, actor and producer Austin Chick. On Jan. 9, media sources reported that, after a two-year custody battle, the two will jointly share both legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old son until he reaches the age of 18.

Guidelines for your prenup

So maybe your first marriage did not end well. It happens. Millions of people have walked down the aisle only to find themselves speaking to a divorce lawyer 10, 20 or 30 years later. Simply because it did not work out the first time does not mean you should not get married again in the future. However, before you tie the knot again, put to use the lessons you learned the first time.

Tips to protect your retirement in case of divorce

Divorce often takes a huge financial toll. This is mostly due to the fact that you have to divide all of your marital assets with your ex. This includes your home in Wyomissing, the cars, investment portfolio and even your retirement accounts. Since you have probably been planning for your retirement for most of your adult life, you may be especially concerned that your impending divorce will affect it.

How shared parenting is changing child custody

Some Pennsylvania parents who are getting a divorce might be interested in shared parenting as a custody arrangement rather than one parent having primary physical custody while the other parent has visitation rights. Some states are even considering or passing legislation that makes this arrangement the default, but this is controversial. Women's groups and some legal organizations oppose it.

Mel Gibson's ex faces lawsuit after child support dispute

Some people in Pennsylvania may remember actor Mel Gibson's disputes with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Grigorieva rejected an offered $15 million deal from Gibson but accepted a settlement of $750,000 in 2011. She subsequently sued her lawyers, saying she was coerced into making a bad deal in her custody disagreement with Gibson, but she later dropped the lawsuit.

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