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 […]

February 16, 2014

Defense of Spousal Support, Overview and Facts

Defense of Spousal Support, Overview and Fact Sheet When a party files for support, the whole tone of a divorce can change dramatically. Money, which may have been the cause of divorce, certainly raises the stakes during a divorce action and can lead to troubled negotiations or discussion. Pennsylvania laws exist to prohibit an undeserving […]

Financial Dishonesty in Divorce

Dealing with “financial infidelity” during the divorce process By now, most of Bucks County has spent a lot of time snowed in with their significant other. Valentine’s Day is approaching and our government just raised the debt ceiling – again. At the moment, conditions are not favorable for struggling marriages and recent survey data shows […]

January 4, 2014

Divorcing an Abusive Husband

Divorce and Abusive Husband, Protections and Considerations for Women It is an unfortunate truth that domestic violence is still a threat to women. Those who have decided to leave the marital home and pursue divorce face many fears and often, real danger. Divorce may seem like an impossible luxury to women living with an abusive […]

When the Ex Refuses to Move Out

How to get your ex to move on and move out After the divorce, and during, your ex may not be the best roommate. In today’s economic climate, many couples are forced to maintain a shared residence while separated. But what happens when the ex overstays his or her welcome and shows no signs of […]

December 4, 2013

The True Cost of Separation without Divorce

How long-term separations can be more expensive than divorce With divorce comes a lot of intimidating decisions. The prospect of sorting out custody, support, alimony, and division of property can lead many couples to detach from their marriage and walk away. Rather than officially address each major issue, these couples have the best intentions to […]

November 24, 2013

Divorce mediation – is it for you?

A realistic view of the modern approach When a couple begins to consider divorce, it sometimes cushions the inevitable to suggest divorce mediation. As a means to an end, divorce mediation makes perfect sense to help protect the best interests of your children and your finances without breaking the bank. Many do this to reduce […]

A Common Regret After Divorce in Pennsylvania

How not hiring a lawyer can lead to regret   Our office knows the extent to which a divorce can exhaust a client, especially when they have sought counsel after being un-represented for much of the proceedings. We also know how satisfied clients feel for having solid guidance during a tough time. Handling divorce in […]

Protecting Your Credit Score in Divorce

What to do, or not do, to maintain a good credit score in divorce Divorce opens the door for happiness and a new beginning for many; however, that can often be quickly tainted by poor credit. Pulling apart one, complex financial life, can be damaging for at least one if not both parties to a […]

October 24, 2013

Mistakes to Avoid When Considering Divorce

5 Common mistakes and how to avoid them Never an easy decision, divorce creates a lot to think about. Thoughts of the family, the affect on the kids, and money can overwhelming . Fortunately, if you are considering a divorce, there are people and resources out there to help make sense of the transition and […]

September 25, 2013

Withdrawing Funds from Shared Accounts in a Divorce

How to finance divorce with shared accounts It is no secret that filing for divorce costs money, and hiring legal counsel requires the payment of a retainer fee. Individuals considering divorce often grapple with how to approach gathering the money to proceed. The timing, the amount, and whether or not to discuss the withdrawal depends […]

Common Questions about Pennsylvania Divorce

Covering the basics about divorce in Bucks County Taking the first steps toward divorce can be intimidating. Wondering about all of the unknowns is overwhelming and consuming. Hiring an experienced Bucks County divorce attorney will eliminate the questions and help you make decisions. Start your research about divorce with these general guides to explain what […]

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 9, 2013

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 […]

August 9, 2012

Procedure Modification

PROCEDURE 11-10 MODIFICATION / TERMINATION The mother appealed from an order that modified the parties’ child support. She claimed that her procedural due process rights were infringed upon by the trial court. The father had filed a petition for modification of a prior support order. The petition failed to specifically aver any facts or request […]

August 3, 2012

Procedure Miscellaneous

PROCEDURE 11-8.17 Miscellaneous The mother claimed that the trial court erred when it accepted the father’s physician’s information request form into the record and used its contents to find the father disabled; further, the trial court did not grant her, or her attorney, the opportunity to review the document prior to the trial. In order […]