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Spousal support in Pennsylvania: after the divorce decree

In our last post, we discussed how spousal support works for couples who are separated but are not yet legally divorced. In this post, we examine the specifics of financial support to an ex-spouse after the divorce is finalized. This type of payment is known as alimony.

3 tips for a successful remarriage involving stepchildren

The chances of divorce spike in marriages where step-kids are involved, according to a recent article. While more than two-thirds of first marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, the success rates of second and third marriages steadily decline from there. Remarriages have extra challenges. A second marriage can be more complicated if there are children from a previous marriage involved, and if there are ex-spouses who are obstructing a smooth transition.

When personal injury meets divorce: how to protect your award

In the event of a personal injury, the allocation of compensation within a family can vary based on the details of the case. If, for example, you are injured due to medical malpractice, you might the sole recipient of financial restitution. Or perhaps, if applicable, your spouse also receives restitution as part of a loss of consortium claim. Alternatively, if your minor child is the victim of medical malpractice, there may be benefits awarded both to your child as well as to you and your spouse jointly.

What to know about the logistics of spousal support payments

Spousal support, which is often called alimony, is a critical piece to many divorces all across the country. It isn't guaranteed to be involved in any given divorce, but when it is, the spouses involved will have a bunch of important questions that they will need answered. What are the terms of the spousal support arrangement? How much will it cost? What factors are used to determine spousal support?

Divorce mediation in Pennsylvania

Couples planning their divorce in Pennsylvania can expect to encounter mediation at some point during the process. Some couples choose to pursue it on their own, while others see a mediator as the result of a court order. Knowing how the process works can help you make informed decisions and get the most out of mediation.

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