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What to Do when Your Children Don’t Want to See Dad (or Mom)

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many divorced parents look forward to those weekends when their children go visit Mom or Dad and they can blessedly have the home to themselves. What happens, though, when your child doesn’t want to go? This is an awkward moment for sure, but there are also legal complications. A child custody order gives the… Read More »

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The Number of Foster Care Adoptions Hits a Record High

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the number of foster care children being adopted has reached a record high. The number comes from 2018, which is the most recent year with complete data. The study shows that over 63,000 foster care children were adopted in 2018, an increase of nearly 25%… Read More »

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4 Mistakes that Can Increase the Cost of Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Divorce is a major financial event for most people, and many men and women see their carefully laid financial future upended as a result. However, there are certain mistakes that people can make that unnecessarily increase the cost of divorce. Our Media divorce attorney has helped many men and women get out of their… Read More »

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Gifts Between Spouses: Separate or Marital Property?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Pennsylvania recognizes that marriage is an economic partnership, and it uses an equitable distribution scheme to divide marital assets upon divorce. However, problems often arise when dividing property, typically because one spouse claims that an asset is his or her separate property. Separate property is not divided; instead, each spouse can leave the marriage… Read More »

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Returning to Work after Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

In many marriages, one spouse dials back their career ambitions to take care of the children and support a partner’s career. When this couple divorces, the spouse who has been out of the work force stands on the verge of a dramatic drop in income. Finding a job is a necessity, which is difficult… Read More »

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Reasons for Grandparent Estrangement

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

In the ideal world, grandparents would have close and continuing contact with their grandchildren. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many grandparents. Sometimes there are legitimate reasons why a parent will cut off contact, whereas other disputes can be resolved if both sides are committed. Under Pennsylvania law, grandparents have a right to… Read More »

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Health Savings Accounts & Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Many of our clients use health savings accounts (HSAs) to save money on a tax-free basis for future health care expenses. For our clients who have had few medical crises, their HSAs can carry large balances. When it comes time for divorce, the HSA might be an attractive asset that spouses fight over. Generally,… Read More »

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4 Reasons Not to Disparage Your Spouse During Divorce

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Divorce can be an emotional time, especially if you are not the person who initiated it. Some of our clients are tempted to say negative things about their spouse, and even the most careful person can slip up from time to time. Nevertheless, there are several strong reasons to bite your tongue. Our Media… Read More »

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Unreimbursed Medical Expenses: Who Pays?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Children’s medical expenses differ from other expenses, such as education or daycare. Principally, medical expenses are hard to predict, since your children might become injured in a surprise accident or fall sick. Although health insurance might pick up some of the tab, unreimbursed expenses remain. Who pays? Fortunately, Pennsylvania has already anticipated this situation… Read More »

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Why Divorce Mediation is Not for Everyone

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

At Barbara Flum Stein & Associates, we have written repeatedly about the benefits of reaching an agreement with your spouse on critical issues such as child custody, child support, the division of marital property, and alimony. Generally, couples can speed up their divorce action and retain control of how they exit the marriage. However,… Read More »

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