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  • How Can I File for a Divorce If My Spouse Is Serving Overseas?

    Mar 13, 2024

    undefined Navigating the path of Understanding Military Divorce in Pennsylvania Divorces involving the military differ significantly from civilian divorces, particularly regarding jurisdiction, applicable laws, and specific procedures. In Pennsylvania, either spouse can file for divorce  in the county where they reside, or in the county where the defendant resides. This means if you or your spouse has established legal residency in Pennsylvania, you can file for divorce in this state. Key Legal Considerations i...
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  • Deciphering the Dip: The Surprising Decline in Divorce Rates and Its Implications for Modern Marriages

    Jan 15, 2024

    undefined In the ever-evolving landscape of family dynamics, the trends in As we step into 2024, a curious phenomenon has caught the attention of family law professionals and sociologists alike: a notable decline in divorce rates. This trend prompts a pressing question—what does this mean for the institution of marriage today? Is this indicative of healthier relationships, or are there other forces at play shaping this downward trajectory? In this exploration, we will delv...
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  • Navigating the New Norms: How No-Fault Divorce is Reshaping Family Law in Pennsylvania

    Dec 15, 2023

    undefined The landscape of At Louis Wm. Martini Jr. P.C., we understand that the end of a marriage is more than just a legal process—it's a personal journey that affects families and their futures. The shift towards no-fault divorce represents a progressive step in recognizing the complexities of modern relationships and the dignity of the individuals involved. As we navigate these new norms, our approach is grounded in a deep understanding of both th...
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  • How a Coronavirus-Related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

    May 5, 2020

    Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they were entered, modifications are granted when the judge feels it is appropriate. Whether you’re making or receiving payments, the curren...
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  • Who Gets The Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

    Apr 24, 2020

    Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic circumstances. For example, the value of investments or business shares should be reviewed and possibly downgraded. Moreover, the stimulus check...
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  • Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

    Apr 23, 2020

    During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation is unlike any other, some of the skills developed through previous discussions of custody and visitation arrangements might contribute t...
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  • How Can A Protective Order Keep Me Safe?

    Apr 29, 2018

    If you are preparing to leave an abusive marriage but do not know where to begin, you are not alone. Countless people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere experience domestic violence at the hands of their spouses or intimate partners, and they may be afraid to leave. After making plans to leave your abusive spouse, you might consider seeking a protective order, which gives you certain legal protections while you begin the steps to a divorce. Accordin...
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  • 3 Tips For Financially Recovering After Divorce

    Apr 24, 2018

    Going through a divorce can result in a devastating financial aftermath. Once you divide all your property, pay your legal fees and start living on a single income, you may struggle to simply make ends meet. When you are in a financial hole after divorce, it may seem impossible to escape. However, do not give in to despair. You can take control of your finances and bounce back. Here is a guide to regaining financial freedo...
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  • Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

    Apr 19, 2018

    When people hear about a victim of domestic violence who remains in the abusive relationship, a typical reaction is that the victim is “asking for it” by the simple fact that he or she stays. After all, they know that it may, or even will happen again. For some victims, however, it may be just as hard to leave as it is to stay. Psychology Today reports that 36 percent of women and 29 percen...
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  • Can I Spend Child Support On Non-Essentials For My Child?

    Apr 15, 2018

    The child support you receive can make the difference between you and your children being comfortable or hardly making ends meet. In some cases, you might continue to experience financial difficulties despite receiving regular child support. Like many parents in Pennsylvania, you want your children to have fun and build happy memories, in addition to having their basic needs met. You may wonder if you can use your child support for items that your ex-spous...
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