How Does Joint Custody Work After Divorce?
Divorce can be scary for children. It can be equally frightening for parents who don’t know how custody arrangements work after divorce. While life as a single parent may have its challenges, post-divorce parenting can be far less daunting when you know what to expect in terms of legal decision-making, scheduling, child exchanges, and resolving conflicts in a custody setting. (more…)
6 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in Pennsylvania
The fighting. The cheating. The slow drift apart. For many couples, there comes a point in marriage where “I do” becomes “I don’t want to anymore.” Before you rush to the courthouse to get a divorce decree, consider these 6 realities of getting divorced in Pennsylvania. (more…)
What is the Average Cost of a Divorce in Bucks County, PA?
“How much will this divorce cost?” This deceptively simple question has no easy answer. Although some divorce-related expenses are inescapable, others can be controlled by making wise choices at the beginning of the divorce process. In Bucks County, PA a divorce can cost anywhere from around $1,500 for the simplest divorce to well over $200,000 per side for the most contentious, with the average litigated divorce involving two lawyers costing around $50,000 ($25,000 per side). In contrast, the average cost of getting divorced through divorce mediation in Bucks County, PA costs around $6,000 total. (more…)
What is the Average Cost of a Divorce in Montgomery County, PA?
This might be the single most difficult question any family law attorney has to answer: “How much will this divorce cost?” Each divorce is as unique as the people who find themselves sitting in an attorney’s office. In Montgomery County, PA, an average litigated divorce in which each party is represented by an attorney costs around $50,000 ($25,000 per side). In comparison, the average cost of divorce mediation in Montgomery County, PA is around $6,000 total. But averages can be misleading. (more…)
Do I Need A Lawyer To Get A Divorce?
While it is technically possible to get a divorce without a divorce lawyer, doing so will almost certainly backfire. Divorce professionals provide a great value in their knowledge of the law, local rules, familiarity with the court, and their ability to draft clear and precise agreements. It’s understandable that you would want to try to save money during your divorce, so it is recommended that you look into smart alternatives such as divorce mediation instead of trying to go it alone. (more…)
How Does Divorce Mediation Work?
Divorce mediation is a more amicable, less expensive and quicker alternative to traditional divorce litigation. In mediation you and your spouse hire a mediator to guide you through the negotiation process, so that you can reach acceptable terms for your divorce. A couple typically meets with a mediator 1-4 times with each session lasting between 1 and 2 hours. (more…)
How To Talk To Your Kids About Divorce
Discussing your divorce with your children is an uncomfortable but necessary conversation. Research shows that how you have this conversation can have a lasting effect on your children. In order to minimize the traumatic effect of this conversation, you and your spouse should (more…)
Why “The Boy Crisis” is a Must-Read for Every Dad (and Mom) Going Through a Divorce
Want to maintain your relationship with your son during and after your divorce? Want him to be mentally strong, emotionally stable, and develop a sense of purpose? Then The Boy Crisis, by Warren Farrell, PhD and John Gray, PhD is a must read for you. (more…)
How to Talk to Your Spouse About Divorce
Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is one of the most difficult conversations you can have. To make it go as smoothly as possible, plan out what you are going to say ahead of time. (more…)
How The Divorce Process Works In Pennsylvania: Choose Your Own Adventure
Most people thinking about getting divorced have no idea how the process works. In this week’s Divorce Academy video, Kevin gives an overview of how the divorce process works in Pennsylvania, and compares the traditional divorce litigation process with SnapDivorce’s mediation process. (more…)