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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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  • Tax Switch In Alimony May Signal Big Changes

    Apr 7, 2018

    Divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania have long been concerned about the financial implications of the end of their marriage. This is only natural as all of a sudden a family must sustain two households on the money that it previously sustained one with. In addition to simply making ends meet from month to month, there are often tax implications associated with different decisions made during a divorce settlement. USA Today explains that the assignment of alimon...
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  • 3 Tips For Saving Money On Your Divorce

    Mar 28, 2018

    When you know your marriage is coming to an end, one of the main things you have concerns about is how much it will cost. The financial impact of your divorce does not need to completely destroy you. It is true that it can be quite expensive, but there are plenty of ways to keep the costs minimal. If you have fears about financially surviving your divorce, do not worry. Here are some guidelines yo...
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  • How Alimony Is Determined During A Divorce

    Mar 28, 2018

    When people get divorced in Pennsylvania, they may wonder how they will support themselves if the other spouse was the breadwinner. In this situation, a court may award alimony so people can continue their current standard of living. Before someone receives alimony, numerous factors are usually considered. FindLaw says that a court typically considers how long a couple was married and the standard of living they maintained. The education someone might need to get a ne...
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  • Preparing For Your Divorce: 3 Financial Tips

    Mar 26, 2018

    Divorce takes a toll on your emotions. Splitting up is a draining and disheartening thing to go through. It is often difficult to think practically about your finances when you are in the middle of an emotional storm. When you think about all the things you need to handle, you may feel like you will not be able to do it. However, you can effectively manage your personal finances while ending your marriage by following a fe...
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  • What Goes Into A Parenting Plan?

    Mar 23, 2018

    When Pennsylvanian parents like you end up getting divorced from your partner, you will have to tackle crafting a parenting plan. This plan is crucially important to how your child’s life might look in the future, and will be closely examined by the court. Before submitting a parenting plan, there are several things you should know. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has a list of all the requirements that must be included in a parenting plan. Th...
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  • How Are Support Orders Enforced?

    Mar 16, 2018

    After divorcing your partner, you will receive child support payments to help you raise your child with the same level of financial stability that they had when living in a household with two parents. Unfortunately, these orders for support aren’t always followed. Louis WM. Martini, JR., P.C., is here to help if you find yourself with unpaid child support on your hands. Fortunately, if your ex-partner is not making their child support payments, there are different way...
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  • What Should You Know About Restraining Orders In Pennsylvania?

    Mar 9, 2018

    When you’re trapped in an abusive relationship, self-protection is most likely at the top of your list. There are several different legal avenues in Pennsylvania that you could potentially pursue to secure your own safety. Restraining orders are one of the tools that may be available to you. FindLaw states that restraining orders – also known as protection orders – can be obtained under the Protection from Abuse Act. Under this act, anyone who is sufferin...
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  • Verbal And Emotional Abuse Are Also Serious

    Mar 5, 2018

    In many of our blog posts, we have addressed the issue of domestic violence. This problem is widespread across the country and is certainly a reason for abuse victims in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to seek protection while leaving their tormentors. However, our team at the law offices of Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C., know that emotional and verbal abuse can also leave scars. Your spouse does not have to harm you physically to be a...
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