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How The Dependent Spouse Can Prepare For A Divorce

By Bunde & Roberts, P.C. |

Sometimes in marriage, things simply do not work out between two people. Divorce is a difficult choice, but for some, it can may be the best option. A dependent spouse may find the prospect of divorce to be daunting. But fear and inaction may hinder you from finding happiness. Here are a few things… Read More »

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Am I Eligible For An Increase In My Child Support?

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Seeking a Modification of Child Support Sometimes circumstances change after a child support hearing has occurred and a child support order has been issued, or after the negotiation of an agreed upon amount of child support.  These changes circumstances may include: Increases in the payor parent’s income or decreases in that income not associated… Read More »

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What If I Want A Divorce And My Spouse Does Not?

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The Pennsylvania Divorce Code contains several ways to obtain a divorce decree.  One of the most common is a consent divorce.  In this type of divorce, the divorce complaint contains an allegation that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”  This language allows both parties to sign and file affidavits of consent to the divorce after… Read More »

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WHY PENNSYLVANIA NEEDS TO ADOPT THE UNIFORM FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION ACT (“UFLAA”)

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by Carolyn Moran Zack and Robb D. Bunde             On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates voted to approve the PBA Family Law Section’s Resolution to support a modified version of the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (“UFLAA”). State Representative Kate Klunk will be the prime sponsor of the… Read More »

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Involved in a Custody Dispute? Then Stay Away From Social Media

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When you are involved in a custody action, one of the most often overlooked things that could affect the outcome is your social media activity. To play it safe, you should stay away from social media. Why You Need to Stay Away From Social Media Social media is a representation of your life, and… Read More »

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Understanding the Basics Behind Partition Actions

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What is Partition? Partition is a court-ordered division of property. Partition applies to situations where there are joint owners of property. Partition actions normally involve real property but there may be occasions where partition involves other titled assets. How Partition Is Different From Divorce For married couples, the Divorce Code will govern how their… Read More »

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Do You Need to Modify Your Custody Order?

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Oftentimes after a divorce and custody order have been finalized, circumstances in the lives of the parties change. Sometimes those changes are minor, and the parties are able to make small adjustments, thereby avoiding having to go to court to get the order modified. Other times, however, the circumstances are such that the parties… Read More »

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What Does the Court Consider in Relocation Cases?

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Pennsylvania’s custody relocation statute, 23 PA C.S. 5337, states that relocation is only permitted if every person who has custodial rights to the child has approved the relocation or if the court has approved the proposed relocation. Ideally, if you find yourself in a position of needing to move, your ex-partner is in support… Read More »

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Considering Your Parenting Plan Going into Fall of 2020

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When coronavirus hit the United States this spring many families had to make quick decisions for how to handle kids being home from school. Where your children spent their time once school shut down might not have been your preferred option, but there was not much time to plan for the online learning that… Read More »

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Enforcing Child Support Orders

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Child support is important to children and their custodial parent, and when support is delayed or not paid at all, it is the children who suffer the most. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, children of single parents are at greater risk of economic hardship, financial instability, and poverty. In… Read More »

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