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Pennsylvania’s Divorce Rate Is Low, According To National Survey

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Readers of this divorce and family law blog might be interested in the results of a recent nationwide survey of state divorce filings, rates and procedures. The data, compiled from three different national sources, examined divorce … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Divorce Rate Is Low, According To National Survey

An Old-fashioned Approach To Saving A Marriage

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Thursday, September 5, 2013. As even a divorce attorney might agree, there can be arrangements short of divorce that will help a marriage. In fact, at least one commentator suggests that the old fashioned Hollywood depictions of married couples sleeping … Continue reading An Old-fashioned Approach To Saving A Marriage

Supreme Court Decision Resolves Divorce Property Division Issue

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, August 23, 2013. Although laws recognizing the benefits of same-sex couples are changing, even a former lawyer’s carefully drafted directives were not honored until her surviving spouse sought court assistance. The same-sex couple had been married in Canada but … Continue reading Supreme Court Decision Resolves Divorce Property Division Issue

Divorce And Intermarried Faith Households

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted i Child Custody on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The issue of religious beliefs — and differences — can destabilize entire geographic regions. Small wonder, then, that such potentially divisive power can exist on the micro level, in families. In fact, as some Pennsylvania divorce attorneys … Continue reading Divorce And Intermarried Faith Households

Young Adults Seeing Difference Between Ideal Wishes And Reality

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Saturday, July 13, 2013. As Pennsylvania parents we often listen to our children talk about their future. What they want to be when they grow up, who they want to marry and what adventures they are going to have. Then, … Continue reading Young Adults Seeing Difference Between Ideal Wishes And Reality

Grandparents Raise Children In Spite Of Failing Health

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. When readers think of the common American family arrangement, chances are that their ideas have shifted in recent years. The nuclear family used to be the common portrayal in television shows. However, a survey of current … Continue reading Grandparents Raise Children In Spite Of Failing Health

Cherished Personal Property Might Lead To Divorce Deadlock

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, June 28, 2013. When it comes to defining the marital estate, some couples are quarreling even over freebies like frequent flyer miles. However, considering the emotional strain that a contention divorce proceeding can impose, a free round trip ticket … Continue reading Cherished Personal Property Might Lead To Divorce Deadlock

Divorce Can Teach Asset Protection Lessons — The Hard Way

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Money may not be the most romantic subject to bring up while dating. Yet a recent story reminders Pennsylvania readers that a premarital discussion about finances, combining assets and the possible benefits of a prenuptial agreement … Continue reading Divorce Can Teach Asset Protection Lessons — The Hard Way

High Asset Divorce: A 50-50 Split?

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Pennsylvania readers, especially those who have gone through a divorce, may be familiar with the concept of marital property. As traditionally defined, the term refers to a 50-50 split of all earnings made during the course … Continue reading High Asset Divorce: A 50-50 Split?