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7 KEYS TO WHY YOU WANT TO REWRITE YOUR WILL NOW

7 KEYS TO WHY YOU WANT TO REWRITE YOUR WILL NOW

NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO WRITE OR REWRITE YOUR WILL The pandemic has spurred many Americans to face a long-avoided task: writing or revising their Wills. Sadly, many people have yet to have a Will in place. Here's the statistics: more than 30% of Americans 65 or older do...

STAYCATION IN TIMES OF COVID

STAYCATION IN TIMES OF COVID

As many of us have weathered the current situation, and our planned trips and plans had to be cancelled, parents have asked whether they can still use their planned vacation time to do a staycation with the children.  Of course, you can do that, you do not even have...

THE COST OF DIVORCE

THE COST OF DIVORCE

A comedian once asked, “Why is divorce so expensive?”.  Answer:  “Because it’s worth it!”. The truth of the matter is that the average cost of obtaining a divorce varies according to the complexity of the case.  Where there are few assets and issues, Gardner Law...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALIMONY IN PENNSYLVANIA

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALIMONY IN PENNSYLVANIA

ALIMONY IN PENNSYLVANIA  Alimony has been in Pennsylvania for a long time, despite inaccurate stories to the contrary. In 1980, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Divorce Code and Alimony “Factors” were codified. These factors include, among others, the length...

IF MY SPOUSE KEEPS MY CHILDREN FROM ME, CAN I WITHHOLD CHILD SUPPORT?

IF MY SPOUSE KEEPS MY CHILDREN FROM ME, CAN I WITHHOLD CHILD SUPPORT?

IF MY SPOUSE KEEPS MY CHILDREN FROM ME, CAN I WITHHOLD CHILD SUPPORT?               The short answer is “No”. Custody and support, while interrelated, are  completely separate issues. If you have a child support order, you are obligated to pay  despite lack of contact...

WHAT MAKES UP THE “MARITAL ESTATE”?

WHAT MAKES UP THE “MARITAL ESTATE”?

All assets and liabilities acquired during marriage comprise the marital asset.  These include the marital home and furnishings, as well as vehicles and other tangible items.  Intangible assets such as retirement accounts, 401(k)s, and investment accounts are also...

WHAT IS “DISCOVERY” IN DIVORCE?

WHAT IS “DISCOVERY” IN DIVORCE?

     “Discovery” is the collection of information regarding assets and liabilities. This  includes accumulating statements for all investments and retirement plans. It is  important for everyone to gather as much accurate information available so that counsel  and the...

BEFORE YOU SAY ‘I DO’, ASSESS YOUR RELATIONSHIP

BEFORE YOU SAY ‘I DO’, ASSESS YOUR RELATIONSHIP

As a result of the United States Supreme Court's historic decision in US. v. Windsor, wherein the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was determined to be unconstitutional and Pennsylvania subsequent acknowledgement of marriage equality, wedding bells are ringing for many...