Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Do The Family Courts Ever Deviate From The Child Support Formula?
When people have children together and their relationship does not last, one person is generally required to pay child support to the other. The family courts will start any child support case using a formula as outlined in state law. Still, there are times when judges will deviate from the formula and issue an… Read More »
Just Get A Divorce? Here Is What Not To Do
Getting a divorce is one of the hardest things you will ever go through. Once the process is over, you may feel a sense of relief as you leave the process behind you. You may even feel a sense of freedom as you approach your new life. Still, after your divorce case is final,… Read More »
Tips For Telling Your Spouse You Want A Divorce
Sometimes when people are unhappy in a marriage, they both know it. They may even see divorce coming. In other instances, though, one spouse may have no idea that things had gotten so bad, and that their partner is considering divorce. If you need to broach the subject of divorce with your spouse and… Read More »
How To Live Separate And Apart, But In The Same House, As Your Spouse
Pennsylvania does not have any statute that classifies a couple as separated but still technically married. Still, couples who want to get a divorce must live separate and apart for either 90 days or one year before officially ending their marriage. Living separate and apart does not necessarily mean that spouses have to live… Read More »
When Is The Right Time To Tell The Kids You Are Getting A Divorce?
As a parent, telling your child that you are divorcing your spouse may be one of the hardest conversations you will ever have. While you may be mostly concerned about what you are going to say and how you are going to break the news, it is just as important to consider when you… Read More »
Common Mistakes To Avoid During A High Net Worth Divorce
Any divorce case has the potential to become complex, but those involving one or both spouses who have a high net worth are particularly complicated. When mistakes are made during these cases, the consequences may be felt for years to come and sometimes, a person may even face criminal penalties. Fortunately, the vast majority… Read More »
What To Do, And What Not To Do, During Divorce Litigation
Most Media divorce cases do not go to trial but instead, they settle outside of the courtroom. Still, there are times when going to trial and allowing a judge to make the final decision on all terms is necessary to ensure you receive the fair outcome you deserve. Going to trial is often intimidating… Read More »
Why Wait Until Summer To Get Divorced?
You may think there is never a good time to end your marriage but in fact, there are certain times that are better than others. If you have thought about filing for divorce, you may want to consider thinking about waiting a few months until summer has arrived. While the beginning of the year… Read More »
Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody In Delaware County
Child custody is one of the most complex and confusing issues for parents during and after the divorce process. Parents know how much is on the line, including the amount of time they spend with their children. If you have a child custody issue, you likely have a lot of questions. Below, our Delaware… Read More »
Three Important Facts About Health Insurance And Divorce
You know your health is important, but it may not be your top priority while you are going through a divorce. However, divorce will touch every area of your life, including the health insurance you are currently covered by. Many people do not understand how their health insurance will be impacted by the divorce…. Read More »