Divorce is the process by which a marriage is legally ended. One spouse files with the court a Complaint in Divorce stating the grounds for the divorce and may also state that the plaintiff is seeking alimony, custody, and a property settlement.



Custody refers to the person with whom a child lives, either all or part of the time and includes primary, shared and partial custody. Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about the child including educational, religious, and medical decisions.



Pennsylvania’s child support guidelines generally determine what each parent’s financial obligations will be. However, the skill of an experienced child support lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome.


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Social Media and Divorce

As a Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney I constantly come across the issue of social media and how it can and does play a part in divorces.  I advise all of my clients to be aware of what they put out there on the internet for everyone to see. This is because all to often pictures, status updates and videos are used against clients in trials. In our family law practice, divorce evidence derived from social media is becoming commonplace. What ...

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5 Tips for Keeping the Peace When Sharing Custody of the Kids. After a Divorce

Divorce is tough on everyone, but children often pay the highest price when the fighting and anger continue even after the adults have gone their separate ways.Here are five tips for keeping the peace with your ex when sharing custody, for the children’s sake: 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff: “If both parents can develop a level of trust in each other (admittedly a very difficult thing to do in the face of a divorce or the end of a relationship), then ...

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Second And Third Marriages Are Failing at an Alarming Rate

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana Santayana's warning could apply equally to personal history, like a divorce. Yet despite this, past statistics have shown that in the U.S., 50 percent of first marriages, 67 percent of second, and 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce. What are the reasons for this progressive increase in divorce rates? Second And Third Marriages Are Failing At An Alarming Rate http://t.co/arxmNB0S via @HuffingtonPost

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Social Security Benefits After Divorce

Marriage is a legal institution with a big impact on your finances, your retirement, and particularly your Social Security. How are your Social Security benefits determined after divorce? Here are some "must-knows" as you consider marriage or divorce. Marriage: The good news On the plus side, anyone who's married has access to Social Security spousal payments . The payment amount is up to 50% of your spouse's full Social Security payment (his or her payment at Full Retirement Age, or FRA, currently ...

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We Fight for the Rights of Our Clients

The way a divorce, custody or support case is handled will affect you personally and financially for a lifetime. Our Pittsburgh Divorce lawyers help navigate the legal system with great success. We have been practicing law in the community for over 20 years, and our experience gives our clients a greater chance of achieving favorable results in their cases. Contact us today if you are facing a family law issue. Our lawyers handle all aspects of the divorce process, including contested and no fault divorces, custody, support and division of marital property. We find solutions through divorce mediation when possible, but are always prepared to fight for your rights in court.

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