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Preparing Financially for a Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many people are unprepared for the true cost of getting divorced. They usually factor in filing fees and attorneys’ fees, but divorce has other financial ramifications you need to be aware of. Put simply, living as a single person again is usually much more expensive than sharing a household with a partner. Unless you… Read More »

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Are Retirement Accounts Marital Property?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

They can be. Under Pennsylvania law, a couple that divorces or legally separates must divide their marital property, which can include retirement accounts like your 401(k), 403(b), IRA, self-employed 401(k), and pension plan. To make sure that you do not get hit with a penalty for withdrawing funds, you will need your attorney to… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Considering Change to Law on Pets in Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Stories of divorce are usually full of anecdotes about spouses fighting over property, child custody, or alimony, but rarely are the stories about how to deal with the family’s pet. Pets are an integral part of the American family at this point, but divorce can upend how the family pet fits within the new… Read More »

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Scrutinizing Property Transfers during Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Few issues are more contentious in a divorce than the division of property. No one wants to give up an asset or assume a liability, especially in light of knowing financial resources will be smaller once the divorce is finalized. Unless there is a prenuptial agreement saying otherwise, marital property will need to be… Read More »

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Can My Spouse Be Required to Pay My Attorney Fees?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many considerations go into the decision to get divorced, including how a person will pay for the process. The repercussions of divorce are numerous, but finances are an area that is especially impacted by the dissolution of the marriage. Along with the court fees and costs of filing the paperwork and having time in… Read More »

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Custody Rights of Same Sex Couples

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The recognition of same sex marriage in this country has changed the landscape of this institution in America. However, given the newness of this development and gaps in the law, the way same sex couples are treated in the areas of divorce and family law are not necessarily the same as heterosexual spouses. The… Read More »

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How Fault-Based Divorce Works in Pennsylvania

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The reasons couples get divorced are endless, but at some point, a break occurs and one or both spouses decide to end the marriage. Most states offer no-fault divorce to make the process of dissolving the marriage relatively quick and easy. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that still offers divorcing couples the… Read More »

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What to Know about Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Divorce is a big word that brings big consequences, and the first step for most people is meeting with a divorce attorney to discuss what to expect out of the legal process and what they hope to achieve by the end of the divorce. This may be the first time a person has ever… Read More »

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Navigating Child Custody Exchanges

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Sharing custody of a child after divorce can involve walking a path littered with the possibility of having an explosive argument at any time. Depending upon how acrimonious the divorce was, having simple and civil conversations can prove challenging. Unfortunately, splitting time with a child invariably requires regular communication and physical contact to accomplish… Read More »

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Which Court Has Jurisdiction Over Child Support?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The circumstances of life can take a person far from where they started, but some obligations stay with them regardless of location. Child support is a prime example of a financial commitment that does not disappear simply because a parent moves to another State. Moving between jurisdictions, though, does raise the question of which… Read More »

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