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Can You Get a Quick Divorce in Pennsylvania?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many people want to get divorced quickly. Their reasons vary, though many hope to remarry very quickly as well, so they need a divorce to go through in a matter of days. Is Pennsylvania a state you should jaunt off in order to get a quick divorce? Unfortunately, you can’t make a pit stop… Read More »

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Who Gets the Pets when We Divorce?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

For many couples, their pets are as important as their children. When contemplating divorce, many of our clients express fear that they will lose the family dog or cat and wonder if they should come up with a custody schedule. This might be surprising, but Pennsylvania law considers your pets to be no different… Read More »

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Will a Judge Enforce My Prenup?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Few people get married with the expectation that they will divorce. Nevertheless, thousands end up in Delaware County divorce court every year, and the prenuptial agreement they quickly signed before saying “I do” could come back to haunt them. Pennsylvania has detailed rules for dividing marital property and determining whether one spouse can receive… Read More »

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Do Unmarried Couples Have Property Rights?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many people choose to cohabitate without ever getting married. Some of them live together for decades even, all without ever tying the knot. What happens when these couples split up? Over the years, it is very common for a couple to become enmeshed financially. Does this mean they have the same property rights as… Read More »

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What Should Be in a Parenting Plan?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The centerpiece of a child custody arrangement is the parenting plan. A judge will want to see a plan in writing before signing off on a custody order, so you need to develop one. You should also begin thinking very early in your divorce because parenting plans are not easy to write. One way… Read More »

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Lost My Job?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Yes, you do. And you must continue to make the same payment until a judge modifies your child support order. As experienced Delaware County family law attorneys, we receive this question often. The economy is very up and down, and people can lose a job at any moment. Once they lose a job, it… Read More »

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Preparing for a Child Custody Fight

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Ideally, parents can work out a custody arrangement between themselves and mutually co-parent effectively. Through cooperation, parents can come up with a parenting plan that works for everybody and that promotes the child’s relationship with each parent. However, the reality of divorce is often much different. Despite many clients’ best intentions, a custody fight… Read More »

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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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