State College Pennsylvania Law Blog

Can Alimony be Modified in Pennsylvania? September 18, 2023 | family law mediation

Imagine the scenario: You’ve signed the divorce papers, and a Pennsylvania court has granted an alimony order. Time passes, and suddenly you find yourself in a financial situation that doesn’t fit your original agreement and you consider modified alimony. What do you do? Alimony, a financial provision often crucial for the lesser-earning spouse, is not set in stone. It can evolve with changing circumstances. This blog… READ MORE

How to Divide Assets in Divorce September 04, 2023 | family law mediation

Divorce is rarely a smooth journey, especially when it comes time to divide assets. If you find yourself tangled in the complex web of dividing marital assets, you’re not alone. The PA divorce law presents a framework for this, but the legalese can be mind-boggling. To clear the mist, let’s dive into the intricate yet crucial task of asset division during divorce. Understanding Marital Assets Before… READ MORE

Questions About Default Judgment in Pennsylvania Divorce August 21, 2023 | family law mediation

Divorce proceedings in Pennsylvania, characterized by their intricate nature, can oftentimes seem like a labyrinth that couples must navigate during an emotionally challenging period. An important aspect of this process is understanding the concept of a default judgment. This term refers to a decision rendered by the court in the absence of a response or appearance by one of the parties in a divorce case. This… READ MORE

How is Alimony Calculated in Pennsylvania? August 07, 2023 | family law mediation

Navigating through a divorce can feel like steering a ship through stormy seas. An especially tumultuous aspect is alimony, the financial support that one spouse may be obliged to provide to the other after divorce. Calculating alimony in Pennsylvania is not a simple formula, but a consideration of multiple factors, providing a fair assessment of each spouse’s needs and capabilities. Factors Considered in Alimony Calculation in… READ MORE

How to Prepare for the First Consultation with Your Divorce Lawyer? July 24, 2023 | family law mediation

Taking the initial steps to divorce is a daunting process that can feel overwhelming. One of these crucial steps involves a first consultation with a divorce lawyer who is instrumental in navigating the complexities of the process. Understanding the role of your divorce attorney, organizing important documents, preparing your questions, researching the right lawyer, and preparing yourself emotionally, all serve as significant aspects of this process…. READ MORE

What Happens with Debts and Mortgages After Divorce in Pennsylvania? July 10, 2023 | family law mediation

Divorce in Pennsylvania, a legal dissolution of marriage, ripples beyond the realm of personal relationships and digs deep into financial matters. In Pennsylvania, one particularly thorny issue is the division of debts and mortgages. Divorce Laws and Property Division Divorce laws in Pennsylvania pivot around the principle of ‘equitable distribution’. The term embodies a commitment to a fair, though not necessarily equal, distribution of marital property…. READ MORE

How to Move On After a Rough Divorce June 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

Going through a rough divorce can be one of the most challenging and emotional experiences that a person can face in their lifetime. It can often feel like a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Divorce can be a time of sadness, anger, grief, and uncertainty. One moment you may feel overwhelmed with sadness and the next, you may be consumed with anger or resentment. This is especially… READ MORE

What Types of Alimony Can You Pursue in Pennsylvania? June 05, 2023 | Uncategorized

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. One of the many issues that arise during a divorce is the question of spousal support or alimony. Alimony is a court-ordered payment made by one spouse to the other for financial support after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to ensure that the recipient spouse is not left without financial resources after the… READ MORE