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Protecting Assets in a PA Divorce

Generally speaking, to protect one’s assets in a Pennsylvania divorce from being equitably (that is, fairly, not necessarily equally) distributed in a divorce action in Pennsylvania, steps must be taken BEFORE one gets married. One way is a prenuptial agreement....

Changing and Retaking Prior Names and Pennsylvania Divorce

It is both common and understandable for divorce clients and non-lawyers, in general, to toss around interchangeably the terms “name change” and “take back a prior name” when deciding to begin a low-cost, simple, uncontested, no-fault,...

Is A Pennsylvania Divorce Decree Valid Everywhere?

This does not come up often, but when it does, I find it very striking. Over the decades, two or three clients have asked me whether or not their Pennsylvania divorce would be valid if they were to leave the USA on vacation or if they moved out of the USA permanently....

Retirement Funds and Pennsylvania Divorce

Everything that accumulates in the course of a marriage is fair game to be divided up when the decision is made to end the marriage. In Pennsylvania, we have equitable distribution of marital assets. Equitable means economically fair and that may or may not be equal....