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May 2017 Archives

How long must child support be paid?

Financially supporting one's child is every parent's responsibility. However, when one is ordered to pay child support, it is only natural to wonder for how long one will have to make payments. Every state has different laws regarding this topic. This week's post will cover what Pennsylvania laws have to say about the duration of child support payments.

A Living Will Is A Contingency Plan You Shouldn't Live Without

It is impossible to know what will happen in the future, which is why it's important to have plans in place to protect both yourself and your loved ones. In addition to establishing a will, and perhaps a trust for your beneficiaries, it's important to have a living will.

When medical issues call for a child support modification

As much as you hope that your child will never suffer from a serious medical issue, it happens. When it does, financially supporting that child's needs along with the needs of any other children you have may seem an impossible task. Thankfully, in Pennsylvania a child support order can be modified when circumstances change. A child suffering a medical issue generally meets the necessary qualifications.

What to do when one spouse keeps assets from property division

Billionaire Harry Macklowe and wife Linda are getting a divorce after 58 years of marriage. A lot of property is at stake, including an art collection that is valued around $1 billion dollars. Harry is said to be selling off part of the collection in an effort keep the funds for himself. While most divorcing couples in Pennsylvania are not dealing with assets like those involved in this case, trying to keep assets from property division can cause a whole lot of trouble for the offending spouse.

What does it mean to be granted legal child custody?

Figuring out a parenting plan when going through a divorce or separation can be a challenging task for parents in Pennsylvania. Obviously, physical child custody is a big issue and the vast majority of parents just want to make sure that their children are put in the best environment possible. What about legal custody, though? Which parent will get the right to make important decisions for his or her child?

The special concerns of a high asset divorce

Every divorce is not created equal. Yes, there will be a division of assets, both positive and negative, and the discussion of financial support for one spouse and/or  any children and custody concerns to figure out -- if applicable. However, one's financial status will affect how everything is eventually worked out in the end. Pennsylvania residents who are going through a high asset divorce simply have special concerns that others going through the dissolution process may not have.

Fighting for fathers' rights is difficult but worth it

A father in another state has been through a lot in trying to gain custody of his daughter. Unfortunately, in certain circumstances, the court is not very forgiving. While fighting for father's rights is difficult, many in Pennsylvania and elsewhere would agree that it is worth it.

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