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How Pennsylvania Family Courts Award Alimony

There is alimony in Pennsylvania.  However, there is no entitlement to alimony and it is awarded at the discretion of the Court.  There are 17 factors that a Court is required to consider when determining whether or not to award alimony. The relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties. The ages and the physical, […]

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Filing for Child Support in Pennsylvania

Child support is an obligation each parent has for his child. Pennsylvania expects that each parent will meet this obligation by adjusting his other expenditures. If you live in Chester County and need to file for child support, you may go to the Domestic Relation Office in the Chester County Courthouse.  Applications are accepted between the hours […]

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Pursuing a Mutual Consent Divorce in Pennsylvania

Life happens. Divorce isn’t something anyone looks to have happen when they get married, but circumstances arise and it may be unavoidable. However, understanding your options could make it a little easier to get through. Pennsylvania offers divorce under two No-Fault grounds: 1)      mutual consent, which happens when the spouses agree that the marriage is […]

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Wedlocked: The Issue of Same-Sex Divorce Ineligibility in Pennsylvania

The process of divorce is different for someone who has obtained a same-sex marriage or civil union in a state that permits them. Pennsylvania does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions, so if you and your spouse are of the same gender, married or civilly joined in one or more states that allow it, […]

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