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  • Do I Have a Right to a Family Business in Divorce?
      by HG.org

    When contemplating divorce, spouses may think about the family home, real estate, financial accounts and maybe even retirement accounts. However, one important asset that should also be considered is whether a family business may be subject to marital distribution.

  • Special Considerations for Gray Divorces
      by HG.org

    When a couple gets divorced later in life, this is dubbed a “gray divorce.” Older individuals often have different issues to deal with during the divorce process than individuals of other age brackets. These special considerations include:

  • Why Should I Go through Divorce Mediation?
      by HG.org

    Divorce mediation is an alternative to litigating issues. In some jurisdictions, mediation is required in all family law cases. However, mediation can also be proposed by one of the parties even absent the court’s order to participate in it.

  • What Decisions Does the Judge Make in Divorce Cases?
      by HG.org

    A family law judge has a tremendous amount of power in divorce cases. He or she may make a variety of decisions that can impact spouses for years to come.

  • What Is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?
      by HG.org

    When a spouse petitions for divorce, he or she usually has two options. He or she can either ask for a divorce based on no-fault grounds or he or she can file based on fault-grounds. The option he or she chooses depends on the state laws where he or she lives and the particular circumstances of the case.

  • Basics of Pennsylvania Family Law Litigation

    What does “going to court” mean? That depends on whether you’re referring to the world of prime-time television (L.A. Law for my generation) or the real world of family law litigation. On prime-time television, it means filing an action and a short time later having a full hearing before a judge with everything wrapped up within an hour. The real world is much different.

  • How to Enforce Court Orders in Divorce
      by HG.org

    When a person receives an order in a divorce case, this order is backed up by the power of the court. If a spouse refuses to comply with the instructions included in the court order, there are usually ways to compel the spouse to follow the judge’s instructions.

  • 6 Things to Do After Receiving Divorce Papers
      by HG.org

    Sometimes divorce is finally filed after years of separation and is well anticipated. In other cases, it comes as a complete surprise to the person receiving paperwork. After receiving divorce papers, individuals must take immediate action to protect their legal rights and future.

  • Cohabitation under the New Alimony Statue: Whose Law Is it Anyway?

    By now most New Jersey residents are aware of the 2014 amendments to the NJ alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.

  • Can I Extend Alimony?
      by HG.org

    Alimony – or spousal support as it is called in many jurisdictions – helps provide monetary payments from one spouse to the other spouse after a divorce or separation. Its purpose is to support the spouse receiving the payments during a specified period of time, usually with the goal of this spouse becoming financially independent. However, sometimes the recipient spouse may not yet be financially independent and may wish to extend the duration of alimony payments.


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