Recently, entertainment headlines have been dominated by Kevin Costner’s wife’s request for $248,000 per month in child support for their three children.  To most people, such a request probably seems outrageous, but most people aren’t married to wealthy movie stars. Kevin Costner’s case represents what family law attorneys refer to as a “high income” child…

If you are contemplating a divorce and Google search “Divorce in Pennsylvania”, you will likely find an endless amount of overwhelming information.  One of the first questions people often ask is – what is the difference between “fault” and “no-fault”?  Does it matter?     The most common complaint about “fault” is when a spouse is…

This blog is for readers who think their spouse may be cheating, spending money on paramours, or moving money into secret accounts before filing for a divorce. This blog is also for readers who think they can get away with being shady and funding separate accounts, living secret lives, opening new credit cards, or conveniently…

This is a question I receive frequently in some variation when discussing both custody cases and equitable distribution in divorce cases. Sometimes, it isn’t a question, it is more of statement, “Well PA is 50/50, right?”.  The short answer is no.  Let me explain. Part I: Custody For custody cases, let’s first differentiate between legal…

If you’re nervous or anxious about your divorce consultation, you’re not alone. For most clients, their anxiety stems from the unknown or feeling unprepared.  While you aren’t required to bring anything to your initial consultation, here are some tips for making the most of your meeting: 1. Be prepared to provide a short biography of yourself,…