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Medicaid Expansion May Reduce Medical Divorce Rates

Posted in Divorce
Medical divorce is a term coined some years ago to describe a divorce obtained for medical reasons. More specifically, according to an article by George Diepenbrock, researchers defined “medical divorce” as “an instance where one partner becomes diagnosed with a degenerative disease, such as early onset dementia. The couple could drain its assets, including retirement… Continue Reading

Fletcher Cox Case Brings Attention to the Claim of Alienation of Affection

Posted in Divorce, Separation
A lawsuit in North Carolina related to the end of a marriage has garnered a great deal of media coverage lately.  The Charlotte Observer reported that Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox, is being sued by a Huntersville, North Carolina man.  The suit alleges Fletcher Cox seduced the man’s wife and ruined their marriage.… Continue Reading

Are We Headed for Divorce Season?

Posted in Divorce
An article in Medical News Today  highlights a study by University of Washington Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini that found patterns in the timing of filing for divorce. Specifically, the study found “biannual patterns of filings for divorce – that divorce is seasonal during the periods following winter and summer… Continue Reading

Is The Decision To Divorce Genetic?

Posted in Divorce
Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced the results of a new study examining the battle of nature v. nurture in divorce.  According to the new study, “’Genetics, the Rearing Environment, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Swedish National Adoption Study,’ which . . . analyzed Swedish population registries and found that people who were adopted resembled… Continue Reading

How Computer Forensics Can Affect Your Divorce Case

Posted in Divorce, Social Media
As people spend more and more time on digital and electronic devices (smartphones, laptops, ipads, and computers), digital information becomes more relevant in divorce cases. Social media, computers and cell phones become very prominent in Pennsylvania divorce cases. This is largely because they are a great source of evidence. It is not uncommon for clients… Continue Reading

Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk… Continue Reading

What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Workshop

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey, Uncategorized
Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk… Continue Reading

Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce.  Maybe you think you could have gotten more money from your spouse, maybe you think you were pressured into entering into… Continue Reading

HOW CAN I GET A “QUICKIE” DIVORCE?

Posted in Divorce
This is a question that I am often asked—and for good reason.  The divorce process can be emotionally and economically draining.  Simply put, no one wants to litigate for longer than he/she needs to. Many people that I talk to believe that there is no real answer to this question, i.e. divorce always has to… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Wiretap Laws in the Wake of the West/Swift Snapchat Debacle

Posted in Divorce
Last month, a recorded conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift was posted by video on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian West. The video post contained discussions between West and Swift surrounding lyrics from West’s “Famous” soundtrack.  Not knowing the conversation was being recorded, the Wests may now be criminally charged and Swift may be able… Continue Reading

Divorce Settlement Meetings – Tips for Success

Posted in Divorce
Clients often think that once attorneys are involved in a divorce case it automatically means that they will not be able to settle their case without court intervention. However, even when attorneys are involved, cases settle out of court. A ‘four-way meeting’ (as we often refer to these conferences) is a session where the attorneys… Continue Reading

How Much is a Fifteen Month Marriage Worth? (Depp and Heard Divorce)

Posted in Divorce, Prenuptial Agreement
It appears Johnny Depp’s marriage to actress, Amber Heard, will soon end in divorce. Heard recently filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” a mere fifteen months after she exchanged   wedding vows with Depp. Since the pair did not enter into any prenuptial agreements, Heard is seeking both equitable distribution and spousal support from Depp. Should… Continue Reading

Divorce Does Not End Parenthood

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey
For many divorced parents, the thought of having to share parenting responsibilities with the person who has hurt you emotionally and/or financially may seem like an impossible challenge. However, even though your relationship as husband and wife is over, your relationship as mother and father continues for as long as you and your children are… Continue Reading

What’s in a Name?

Posted in Divorce
As Juliet stated to Romeo in Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” Her statement emphasizes her love for Romeo as an individual, not as an extension of his family or of course his family surname of Montague.… Continue Reading

You are not alone: The importance of assembling a team of divorce professionals to guide you through your divorce

Posted in Divorce
Ending a marriage is never an easy process. It most likely will be emotionally draining, financially difficult and extremely stressful. It is important to know that you are not alone and there are countless professionals who can guide you through this difficult time in your life so you can better manage your situation, your finances… Continue Reading

Can I Change My Will During My Divorce?

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Pennsylvania divorce attorneys, Robert Whitelaw and David Ladov, explain why people should change their will during their divorces.    Robert I Whitelaw has extensive experience in a wide variety of issues relating to marriage and family law, including division of property, alimony, tax matters, child custody, visitation and support, prenuptial agreements, adoption and paternity and same-sex divorce… Continue Reading

A TALE OF TWO DISTRIBUTIONS: EQUITABLE VERSUS ESTATE IN THE WAKE OF THE KARDASHIAN/ODOM DIVORCE

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The current domestic law situation between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, although unique, is not uncommon. In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce against Lamar, but for whatever reason, never finalized the paperwork necessary to receive a final decree in divorce from him. Thus, at the time he experienced his recent near fatal “health complication,”… Continue Reading