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What happens to home equity when you divorce?

As someone currently making your way through a Pennsylvania divorce, you are probably experiencing considerable upheaval in your life, and your separation may affect everything from where you live to how often you see your children. While there are numerous matters you and your soon-to-be-former spouse will need to work through, one of the more significant matters you will need to address will involve what is going to happen to your shared home.

What are the signs your spouse is hiding assets?

If you are getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, one of the most trying parts of the process is dealing with your marital assets. You will need to split them between you and your spouse. If you fail to come to an agreement, the court will divide your assets. While many times, the process goes smoothly, there are sometimes when a spouse tries to hide assets. Knowing the signs of this beforehand can help you to uncover if your spouse is trying to hide away money so you do not get your fair share.

Why you should have legal counsel during divorce arbitration

In the universe of divorce options, arbitration stands in the middle between court litigation and mediation. It bears some resemblance to both choices but is not quite the same as either one. With arbitration, you can expect greater control over your divorce proceeding than you would in a Pennsylvania court, but less than you would with mediation. If you are exploring divorce arbitration as an option, you may also wonder if you should hire an attorney to help you through the process.

Why you should have legal counsel during divorce mediation

Not all divorces end up in court. Some Pennsylvania couples, seeking to exert greater control over their divorce and to try and come to an agreement amicably, will choose to take their divorce before a mediator. However, just because a couple elects to mediate their divorce does not mean there is no need to retain legal counsel. In fact, having an attorney present for the mediation process can be vital in making sure the mediation agreement can be enforced.

Can my ex-spouse take half of my business?

Dividing a business in an Ohio divorce is one of the more complicated topics in family law. Your situation, if your business qualified as community property and you could not reach an immediate agreement on its division, would likely involve your legal team and that of your former partner performing lengthy valuation and discovery techniques before entering into similarly time-consuming negotiations.

Joint custody keeps parental ties strong

Sometimes Pennsylvania couples who have shared everything for years decide to end their marriage. When they do, they have countless decisions to make about un-sharing all the things that once tied them together. One of the most important of those decisions is how to share custody of the kids.

It takes a team to end a marriage

As you might imagine, our divorce clients at Huckabee, Weiler, & Levengood, P.C. often hold working collaboratively as one of their lowest priorities. After all, they are typically nearing the end of a significant partnership in which teamwork, compromise and mediation have failed. However, we usually advise our clients here in Pennsylvania to work together with their spouses and our extended network of experts to obtain the best possible resolution for their own interests.

How long do I have to pay child support?

If you have been ordered by a Pennsylvania court to pay child support, you may wonder how long you will have to pay. It can sometimes be difficult to make your payments and put a financial strain on you, so it is understandable that you want to plan for when your support order ends. When a court makes a child support order, it may includes an end date. Otherwise, you have to follow the general laws. 

How are pets handled in divorce?

Your pets are a part of the family. When you get a divorce in Pennsylvania, it may become a struggle to figure out where the pets go. Do you get them or your spouse? Who has the right to a pet? Are pets handled by the courts in the same way as children? When it comes to Pennsylvania law, CBS explains that pets are considered property in a divorce.

What is co-parenting?

Like many other states, Pennsylvania is quickly seeing its family courts lean more towards enforcing co-parenting over giving one parent sole custody of the children in a custody case. The idea of co-parenting, according to Money Crashers, is when both parents work together to parent their children. You each retain your authority and rights over the children as if you and the other parent were still together as a couple. 

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