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Does your divorce plan include specific terms for summer time?

Many Pennsylvania parents get a bit stressed out when the school year begins to wind down and they must think ahead to their summer plans. For parents who work full time outside the home, finding safe, affordable ways to occupy their kids for summer can be quite challenging. In cases of divorce, it can be even more stressful, especially if parents neglect to incorporate specific summer time terms into their co-parenting plans.

Jeff Bezos' ex is happy about her divorce settlement

Most Pittsburgh residents are not billionaires. However, a married couple in this city and other Pennsylvania regions may currently be preparing for a high-asset divorce. Those who are may want to review the recent Jeff Bezos case. Founder of Amazon.com and father of four, the richest man in the world has finally achieved what he and his ex, MacKenzie, say is a fair and agreeable settlement as they each leave the past behind and move on to new, separate lifestyles.

Effective guidance and strong support helpful in divorce

When you go through a challenging time in life, it often helps to have someone, such as a close friend or loved one, to lean on and to turn to for support. Even the most trying circumstances can often be made less stressful just by not having to go it alone. This is especially true in divorce, which many Pennsylvania residents will likely go through before 2019 ends.

Divorce: Priority issues for co-parenting agreements

When couples end their marriages, they typically want to keep matters out of the court as much as possible. When a Pennsylvania spouse decides to divorce, he or she doesn't wish to get caught up in a seemingly endless round of litigation sessions. Many people can't afford to take all that time off work, and they really just want to devise a solid plan that settles all the important issues, such as those involving co-parenting.

Children are central focus of Tom Arnold's fourth divorce

Current data show that people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who have ended their marriages then remarried are prone to similar outcomes in their subsequent relationships. Hollywood star Tom Arnold's current situation may be evidence that such data are correct, as he is navigating litigation regarding a divorce from his fourth wife. The central focus of these proceedings are a bit different from anything Arnold has experienced in the past because he and his current wife have two children, and they apparently disagree about how custody should be arranged.

Divorce issues that may prompt supervised visitation orders

Many Pennsylvania families will encounter difficult challenges when parents decide to end their marriages in court. It is not uncommon for divorce issues to arise that prompt parents to seek the court's intervention to resolve. Child custody and visitation are typically high priority issues where a judge's discretion may be needed to set forth restricted terms meant to keep children safe at all times.

Did filing for divorce spark a pet dispute?

Pennsylvania parents who decide to end their marriages must negotiate fair and agreeable settlements that include terms regarding the care and upbringing of their children. One of the main issues to be resolved in such situations is which parent will have physical custody of the kids. Sometimes, the court decides that a shared custody arrangement is best; other times, a judge may deem a parent unfit. In recent years, the subject of pets has made its way into custody proceedings in divorce.

Guidance and support: Key factors toward amicable divorce

Deciding to end a marriage is definitely one of the most intensely personal choices of a lifetime. Many Pennsylvania spouses will file for divorce in 2019 and beyond. Some will choose mediation or collaborative law to negotiate their settlements; others will determine a need for litigation.

Key factors judges consider re child support decisions in divorce

As 2018 nears its end, many Pennsylvania parents will be among those seeking to end their marriages. Divorce is never easy, and issues -- such as child custody, visitation or support -- can complicate matters. As recently mentioned in previous posts on this blog, parents often petition the court to request lower child support payments.

Retired NBA star seeks child support change after divorce

Matt Barnes enjoyed a successful career in the NBA for nearly 15 years. Pennsylvania basketball fans may remember when he retired in 2017. Some may also have followed his divorce from Gloria Govan, who starred on reality TV show "Basketball Wives." The two have been entangled in a dispute over child support for their two sons.  

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