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Covering your financial bases following the end of a marriage

If you are going through the end of a marriage, you may be facing a variety of difficult decisions, many of which could have an impact on your life. One area that may be of concern for you is the uncertainty involved in how your divorce will affect your financial future.

Can I appeal a divorce court ruling?

You went through the dissolution of marriage process. You tried so hard to reach a settlement through negotiations in order to avoid going to court, but it just did not work out in the end. Your divorce case ended up going to trial and a judge had the final say on your settlement terms. You do not believe the final terms will serve your best interests in the long run, particularly in regard to your alimony order. What can you do?

Which estate planning documents will help you meet your goals?

You've been thinking about the future and the idea that life is short, even for those who are fortunate enough to maintain good health in mind and body. However, after reading several news stories about various music and movie stars who died without ever executing final wills and testaments, you have determined that you do not wish to place your Pennsylvania loved ones in a similar situation when the time comes for you to go. The stress and headaches they may endure if your estate becomes intestate are many.

Is your ex stalking you?

From time to time, everyone gets the feeling someone is watching them. The feeling may be especially strong after watching a scary movie or reading about a terrible crime. However, you may be living your own nightmare if you are going through the divorce process and your ex is stalking you.

Could collaborative law help you reach a custody agreement?

In recent years, more parents with family law issues have turned to alternative methods of resolving their disputes instead of going to court. The days of "airing dirty laundry" in open court are largely reserved for Hollywood entertainment. Not only do people not want the expensive and time-consuming court experience, but they also want to reach an agreement with which everyone can live.

3 reasons a prenup may work for you

As you prepare to get married, you may feel an overwhelming sense of joy and excitement. The love you have for your future spouse may allow you to believe that your marriage will continue on for the rest of your lives. While this idea can seem romantic and appealing, you may also have a few "what if" type thoughts in your mind. Rather than thinking you should not entertain the idea of your marriage potentially coming to an end, you may wish to take steps to prepare ahead of time.

Is a special needs trust the right addition to your estate plan?

Caring for a loved one with special needs is challenging at times, but one of your biggest concerns may involve how you will ensure the care of this individual when you are no longer able to provide that care yourself. With some additions to your estate plan, you can be certain that you have protections in place that will protect your family member for years to come. 

Ready to move on? Moving the kids could be a challenge

Life may finally be beginning to settle down for you after the divorce. You settled into a good routine, the other parent gets to see the kids and you look forward to the future once again. Then you get a job offer that would take you and the kids out of Pennsylvania. It may be an offer that you really can't afford to refuse, but the other parent isn't quite on board with being so far away from the children.

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.

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