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prenup agreement

What Makes a Strong, Valid Prenup in Pennsylvania?

If you have children from a previous relationship, own a share in the family business, or just want to make sure you and your spouse are treated fairly in divorce, you might be considering a prenuptial agreement. However, not all marital agreements a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
restraining order

How Does a Restraining Order Affect Child Custody?

Conflict between spouses or co-parents always puts a strain on children. When it rises to the level of protection orders and claims of domestic violence, it can interfere with a parent’s connection to his or her children, creating extra hurdles to… Read More
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Creating a Successful Parenting Plan

One of the biggest issues in any custody case and most divorces where children are involved is the parenting plan. This is the court order that sets out who will be responsible for different parts of a child’s upbringing, and where the children wil… Read More
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Tips on How to Find a Divorce Lawyer

The right lawyer can turn a nasty, emotional divorce into an understandable, and endurable process. But how do you know the family lawyer sitting across from you is the best person for the job? Here are some tips on how to find a divorce lawyer that… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
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Who Gets the House in a Divorce in Pennsylvania?

The home where you and your spouse have raised your children can be one of the most sensitive parts of any divorce. Deciding who gets the house in a divorce raises financial, custody, and practical concerns. Find out how Pennsylvania courts sort it a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
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Co-Parenting in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a busy and stressful time for everyone. Add to that a co-parenting visitation agreement and two sets of celebrations, and you have a recipe for conflict. At Berman & Associates, our attorneys have strategies you can use to a… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in PA?

Once you have decided to get a divorce, you probably want it done as quickly as possible. But divorce laws in Pennsylvania can be confusing. With “cooling off periods” and separation requirements, it can feel like your divorce will never be final… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
Wife And Husband Splitting House And Car During Divorce Process

5 Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You

There’s a growing trend in Pennsylvania and across the country of people trying to handle their family law issues on their own. Find out why you may not want to do your divorce or custody battle yourself, and what a family lawyer can do for you to… Read More
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Categories: Divorce, Family Law
Little Girl Visits Grandparents Through glass door

What Are Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in Pennsylvania?

In many families, grandparents are the ones keeping things together. When a child’s parents have substance abuse or developmental challenges, or are simply missing, grandparents are often the ones who pick up the slack. But when grandparents’ acc… Read More
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Categories: Family Law, Grandparents
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PA Child Support During an Economic Downturn

In recent months, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate skyrocketed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are one of the thousands of Pennsylvania residents who have lost their jobs, you may be worried about paying your child support during an ec… Read More
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