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Do you need a reason to divorce in Pennsylvania?

You know you want to get a divorce and maybe even know the reason why. Your spouse may be unfaithful, abusive or addicted. Maybe you just grew apart and no longer have anything in common. You may not even really know why you want a divorce, just that you cannot keep on living like this.

The landscape is better for same-sex parents

Biology plays an important role in society. For example, take a husband and wife who conceive a child with the help of a sperm bank. It is unlikely anyone will ever ask that couple, "Who is the 'real' father?" If they were to divorce, the husband, even though he is not biologically related to the child, should be in a good position for all of the rights he would get as a biological father.

Separate and marital assets in a Pennsylvania divorce

Who gets what remains an important issue in most divorces, especially those where valuable assets are at stake. Pennsylvania takes the equitable distribution approach, which focuses on fairness rather than strict equality, although in many cases these end up being substantially equivalent.

'Tis the season to be flexible with custody

Instead of a white Christmas, are you dreaming of having your kids home for the holidays? When you are going through a divorce or modifying your custody agreement, the winter holidays are one the most important times to consider. Without a well-planned arrangement, your children will have a season of stress, contention and too much travel.

What you need to know about third-party custody

Having a child live with her or his biological parent is not always the best option. In fact, sometimes it is necessary that another person or party receive custody so that the child can benefit from a safe and stable home. It is not uncommon for step-parents or grandparents to seek custody for these reasons, but there are a few things that every person should know when it comes to third-party custody.

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