December 12, 2015

Can a Parent Withhold Visitation for Unpaid Child Support?

Unpaid child support can be a significant problem. In the final analysis, unpaid child support threatens the wellbeing of children. Oftentimes, the custodial parent who is to receive child support payments on behalf of children needs to take action to enforce an existing court order. A common thought of a custodial parent is to withhold […]

July 29, 2014

How is bankruptcy handled in PA divorce?

Optimistic statisticians like to broadcast this notion that divorce rates plateaued over the past few years. While this may be true, the trend is not due to any romantic upswing. Financial woes during the Great Recession drove many couples to the brink of divorce, but they couldn’t afford to follow through with the process. As […]

September 4, 2013

The Secret to the Divorce Process from Bucks County Divorce Lawyer

Bucks County Divorce Process 101 As a family law attorney, I can attest to the sometimes arduous and seemingly endless divorce process required to get that decree in my clients’ hands. No two cases are the same, but generally, divorce clients want to be divorced. Many ask when it will “be over with”. This tells […]

July 2, 2013

Press Release: Protection from Abuse Updates

Recent updates to filing procedures will change how to file Protection from Abuse in Bucks and Montgomery County, as well as other counties in PA.  The changes will provide Judges with more information on the parties and specific circumstances surrounding each case prior to issuance of an Order. In response to these important changes, our […]

February 20, 2013

New Philadelphia AVI | Appeal your tax assessment

The city’s new property tax assessments are going to save one neighbor a lot of money and increase another’s just as much, if not more.  The bottom line is that there is very little uniformity with this system.  This new system is known as the Actual Value Initiative and assessments are based on 100% of […]

Risky Business | Bad Investments’ Affect on Property Division

Unfortunately, many divorces contain unsettling news when it comes to property division.  Poor decision making about finances can affect how the Courts divide a couple’s property in divorce proceedings.  However, one party losing marital funds during the marriage does not alone warrant an unequal property division. Under 23 Pa.C.S.A. ß 3502(a) of the Divorce Code, […]

February 19, 2013

Phila Tax Hikes | Conducting a Tax Assessment Appeal

  This is just one example of the tax hikes. The Philadelphia tax hikes are hitting everyone hard – some people have contacted our office with astounding new figures that they just can’t believe. With the mathematics and realistic values of these properties, we wonder where the owner will come up with the difference of […]

February 9, 2013

Know Your Social Security Benefits after Divorce

Are you not receiving Social Security benefits?  Are you are present divorced? Was your prior marriage lasted for at least 10 years? Are you 62 years old?     Do you remain unmarried? If your answers to the above questions are YES, this is the right time for you to review your Social Security benefits. You […]

What is the Attorney Client Relationship?

A lawyer, is an officer of the Court, has commitments to uphold in the service of his clients. It is his duty to advise clients of their legal rights and obligations, help clients by taking legal action to protect their interests and assist clients before courts, tribunals, or administrative bodies (Basic Principles on the Role […]

CraftMaster Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal… Granted!

CraftMaster Real Property Tax Assessment appeal was granted. In 2012, Bradford County cut its tax assessment by 14.7 percent. CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc. was earlier assessed with $3.90 million Real Property Tax, but was reduced to $3.33 million. The reduced Real Property Tax Assessment was the result of an out-of-court settlement between Bradford County and CraftMaster.  (2012) […]

February 2, 2013

Adultery, Ground for Fault based Divorce in Pennsylvania

Like all other US states, Pennsylvania admits of different grounds for Divorce, the No Fault Divorce and Fault based Divorce. Adultery is one of the grounds for Fault-based divorce. How to prove Adultery Adultery must be proven before the Court. However, there are certain qualifying acts that may prevent the case of adultery to prosper. […]

December 28, 2012

Can an extramarital affair post-separation affect support?

Extramarital Affair and Spousal Support Many times, couples separate and start new relationships during the pendency of the divorce – which some might consider an extramarital affair. In a recent case decided by Pennsylvania Court, husband appealed from the trial court order that dismissed his exceptions and granted the wife spousal support. A long-recognized exception […]

December 27, 2012

Recent PA Child Relocation Decision

Can you relocate with your child? In a recent case, the Mother’s petition to relocate was denied. The mother appealed from the trial court order that denied her petition for relocation and a related request to modify the terms of custody for the parties’ six-year-old son. The recently enacted new Child Custody Act became effective […]

December 25, 2012

First-in-time Rule, Jurisdiction & Venue in Divorce or Custody

Where does jurisdiction lie? Have you ever wondered which state has jurisdiction over a divorce case if one spouse leaves the state? How about if you have children, where does the Custody case take place? A recent Pennsylvania case addressed such issues and confirmed what has been a precedent for some time. The father and […]

November 17, 2012

The Origins of Divorce

In history, divorce can be traced more than 2 centuries ago. Archaeologists discovered that Divorce has been part of the codified laws in the Code of Hammurabi dating back in 1760 BC. The Code of Hammurabi The Babylonia King Hammurabi was believed to have ruled from 1750 BC to 1792. The Code was one of […]

Divorce Attorney Michael Kuldiner is Now a (CDFS) Certified Divorce Financial Specialist!

Michael Kuldiner  is a Divorce and Family Law attorney and has been instrumental in many successful divorce proceedings, and makes the process less complicated, manageable and less stressful for his clients. He also concentrates his practice on child custody and support, child neglect, domestic violence, alimony and spousal support. When family law matters require court […]

Grandparent Rights and Updates in Pennsylvania

Grandparent Rights under Pennsylvania Custody and Grandparents’ Visitation Act   Pennsylvania has more defined rules for the care of children. It has placed the Grandparent Rights into another platform by the passage of a new law which took effect on January 22, 1011. The new law makes changes to the current child custody law, The […]

October 24, 2012

The issue on child custody gains a twist with the passage of PA Child Custody Act 112 of 2010

The new Child Custody Law (Act 112 of 2010) After more than a year from its implementation, the new PA’s child custody law remains controversial. The new Child Custody Law (Act 112 of 2010) which took effect on January 23, 2011 has put aside the child custody presumptions of the old custody laws which have […]

October is Domestic Violence awareness month

VAWA celebrates October! In 2011, it was reported that there were about 91,000 cases of domestic violence in Pennsylvania which resulted to about 166 deaths.  It is a fact that women are vulnerable and needs protection; hence, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) came into existence. VAWA was signed into law 18 years ago. The office […]