Category: Divorce

Dec
31
2019

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR DIVORCE IN 2020

If you struggled through the stress of the holidays while preparing yourself for a divorce in 2020, you are not alone.  Many couples choose to stick it out even when they are not getting along, waiting for a new year and a fresh start. Here are some suggested New Year’s Resolutions to help you through […]

Apr
25
2019

Parental Alienation Awareness Day – 4/25

Parental Alienation, sometimes known as Hostile Aggressive Parenting, is behavior by a parent which could cause alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. Parental Alienation occurs most often in divorce and custody disputes, where a child may be turned against a parent by a series of actions or statements by the […]

Apr
18
2019

DIVORCE:   WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PETS?

Most pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be “fur babies” who deserve the same love and attention given to children.  In a divorce, though, pets are not treated as kids.  They are considered to be property, and custody laws don’t apply. Even if divorcing couples reach an agreement about how they intend to […]

  • By: Judith Homan
  • Filed Under: Divorce
Sep
17
2018

CHILD SUPPORT FOR PARENTS WITH HIGH INCOME

Child support in Pennsylvania is calculated based primarily on the number of children and the net incomes of the parents.  The general child support rule, located at Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure (R.C.P.) 1910 provides that the parents’ combined monthly net income shall be used to determine the basic child support amount, calculated accordance with […]

Apr
19
2018

Alimony, Spousal Support and the Entitlement Defense

In divorce proceedings, one spouse often seeks to receive alimony or spousal support from the other. What is the difference? Alimony can be provided in a final divorce decree to the spouse with lower income and fewer assets. In contrast, spousal support can be ordered by the Court after a divorce complaint has been filed […]

Feb
27
2018

New Tax Laws Impact Alimony

The new U.S. tax law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was approved by Congress on December 20, 2017 and went into effect in January 2018. The focus of the media coverage regarding the tax reforms so far has been related to tax brackets, tax rates and the potential effect of the new […]