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Senior splitting from your spouse? – Inquirer Spotlight

Divorce is on the rise among adults 50 and older. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured the Second Saturdays workshops for seniors, and those approaching retirement, held by experts from Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. “We present alternatives to court, and people feel relief and empowered. We run

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Key Issues Regarding Marital vs. Non-Marital Assets in a Divorce

One of the key tasks in a divorce is identifying the marital versus the non-marital assets of the divorcing couple. To obtain a better understanding of the key issues involved regarding marital versus non-marital assets, David Anderson, principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting

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Gray Divorce

“Will you still feed me; will you still need me when I’m sixty-four?” The Beatles tune “When I’m sixty-four,” recorded in 1966, foreshadowed a growing trend of marital instability among Baby Boomers in the United States. Wikipedia defines “gray divorce” as the demographic trend of an increasing

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Collaborative Divorce: Q&A with Ellen S. Fischer, Esq.

Are you interested in learning more about Collaborative Divorce? The Montgomery Bar Association recently featured Ellen S. Fischer, Esq. in their Ask a Real Lawyer segment. Ms. Fischer was asked to explain what collaborative law is, and if there are any collaborative lawyers in Montgomery County. She

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THE BEAUTY OF COLLABORATIVE LAW

There’s a New Sheriff in town, and that Sheriff is a hybrid. Traditionally, people contemplating Divorce had one choice: each side hires a Family Lawyer and they begin the arduous, expensive, exhausting and sometimes pointless process of litigating Custody, Support, Alimony, Division of Property, etc. in a

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Presenting Divorce Settlement Data in an Informative Way

How many times have data heavy presentations made you wince? Particularly in an anxiety heavy meeting where discussions about marital property division discussions will take place. More people are visual (rather than auditory or kinesthetic) learners, so the presentation of numbers seems natural to the creators. But

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25 Tips for Active Listening in a Collaborative Environment

1. Find a quiet, private place to listen.  Hallways, shared offices, and other busy places are not conducive to active listening.  In a quiet spot you’ll be better able to focus your whole attention and create a non-threatening environment.  Collaborative meetings require quiet and peaceful settings. 1.

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Top 10 Things Your Clients Should Know About Their Mortgage When Going Through a Divorce

Divorcing clients have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are ten top things every divorcing client should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate. Timing of Filing The Divorce Complaint.

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WHAT IS A PROCESS MEETING?

You want to divorce your spouse and have an agreement about your children and your finances with a minimum amount of conflict and expenditure of resources. Does this sound like you? If so, it will make good sense for you and perhaps also your spouse to attend

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Unraveling Complex Valuation Issues in Divorce

Ending a marriage equitably can be a complex process when spouses and their attorneys face the daunting prospect of determining the value of a business.  In these cases, it is always a good idea to consult a business valuation expert who also has experience in marital dissolutions

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