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How Inflation is Affecting Divorces

As noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, inflation is having a significant impact on divorces.  Increases in alimony and child-support payments tend to be tied to the consumer-price index, a measure of what consumers pay for goods and services that has grown...

What to Do With the Marital Home?

I have found that one of the largest decisions divorcing couples are faced with is what to do with the marital home. There is clearly not one right or wrong answer. Many factors need to be taken into consideration. In my experience emphasis is centered on two areas:...

Back to Normal: Getting Divorced After Quarantine

“Back to normal” is a phrase we have all been hearing a lot lately. Everybody is saying and using it, yet everyone has a different concept of what “normal” is supposed to look like now. Is normal watching your kids play soccer without wearing a mask or without your...

Working with Support Income for Mortgage Financing

Divorce and mortgage financing concerns are often a touchy subject in divorce situations. Particularly when one spouse is dependent upon income awarded from the divorce for mortgage qualifying purposes and also when contingent liabilities are present, such as a...

The Impact of Divorce on Financial Aid Eligibility

Applying and paying for college can be a stressful experience for parents. Co-parenting can be difficult without the added stress of the college application process. In general, divorce settlements do not detail how college expenses will be handled, as Pennsylvania...