How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost in Delaware County, PA?

Estimating the total costs associated with getting a divorce in Delaware County PA can be tricky. The cost of a divorce in general is largely dependent on the complexity of the case and the relationship between the parties. (more…)

How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 3

In our previous posts, How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 1 and  How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 2, we discussed how the new Pennsylvania spousal support guidelines that were enacted in response to the 2019 changes in the federal tax law affected child support, spousal support and alimony pendente lite awards. In this final post of the series, we (more…)

How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 2

In our previous post, How the New Tax Laws Affect Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 1, we discussed the new Pennsylvania spousal support rules that were enacted in response to the 2019 changes in the federal tax law and how those changes affected spousal support and alimony pendente lite. In this post, we will dive deeper into some more complicated support scenarios (more…)

How the New Tax Law Affects Alimony in Pennsylvania: Part 1

One of the hottest topics in divorce law both in Pennsylvania and across the country right now is alimony and how the new tax law, which went into effect on January 1, 2019, has impacted the way that alimony is calculated. (more…)

What are the Benefits of Mediating Child Custody?

Child custody mediation is a process in which parents work together with the help of a neutral third-party mediator to develop a parenting plan to raise and share time with their children after divorce.  The focus of custody mediation is to create a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children (more…)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a non-adversarial alternative to courtroom litigation that allows couples to make their own decisions and reach their own agreements based upon their individual circumstances.  In divorce mediation, couples meet privately (more…)

How Collaborative Law Works in Divorce

Divorcing amicably or “collaboratively” is the smart way to divorce.  It will likely save you and your spouse significant amounts of time, money and stress.

There are two main ways to divorce collaboratively: through divorce mediation and through what lawyers refer to as “collaborative divorce.”  While you probably equate “collaborative” with “amicable,” in the legal world, collaborative divorce specifically refers to a  very unusual way to hire divorce lawyers to represent you and your spouse in your negotiation, which is explain in detail below. (more…)

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 (more…)