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September 2012 Archives

Cohabitation agreements can benefit Pennsylvania couples

Historically, combining finances typically involved getting married and a woman giving up control over her assets and income to a spouse. Nowadays, however, the merging of a couple's finances has become vastly different than it was in the past. Not all Pennsylvania couples who share their financial resources and burdens get married. Some of those couples may want to consider the merits that cohabitation agreements can provide. Others may find different approaches that work equally well for them.

Dating after divorce: Tips for Pennsylvania exes

Divorce can often seem so much like the end of something that it's hard to imagine picking up the pieces and starting again. However, many Pennsylvania couples who have gone through divorce don't want to give up on love entirely just because their marriage has ended. Dating after divorce can seem rough, whether it's deciding when is the right time or trying to be sensitive to the needs of children who are still dealing with the breakup of their parents' marriage. Here are a few tips that might make the process easier.

Tenth anniversary of Pennsylvania same-sex parent adoption

A recent multi-family picnic celebrated the anniversary of a victory granting same-sex couples the right to adopt each other's children in Pennsylvania. The landmark lawsuit marked a five-year battle that went all the way to the state Supreme Court. By the end of this hard-fought case, same-sex parent adoption went from a dream to a reality.

Tips for Pennsylvania school-related child custody issues

It's that time of year again, when children head back to school and parents' lives fill up with school-related duties like shuttling kids back and forth and helping with homework. For Pennsylvania couples going through divorce, the issue of who gets child custody is only one item to negotiate once kids go back to school. Communication disputes can crop up if one parent does something the other doesn't expect, or if one parent feels left out of the loop regarding school-related decisions. In those instances where the parties cannot agree, mediation or court intervention may be necessary.

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