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If Not Legally Wed, A Contract Is Crucial To Protect Rights

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Common law marriage is not recognized in Pennsylvania. It was abolished in 2005 with the stipulation that unions formed prior to that year would be deemed valid. But even in those circumstances, certain standards have to … Continue reading If Not Legally Wed, A Contract Is Crucial To Protect Rights

How Do I Get From ‘we’ To ‘me’ With Less Divorce Angst?

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Friday, October 31, 2014. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married a few years or several decades. Where there is some length of history there is some history of co-dependence. Sorting through all the financial features of your current … Continue reading How Do I Get From ‘we’ To ‘me’ With Less Divorce Angst?

Should You Or Should You Not Get A Marital Agreement?

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, October 17, 2014. There was a time when the notion of a couple getting a legal agreement regarding property division was thought to be almost offensive. The view of many was that such documents were tantamount to saying that … Continue reading Should You Or Should You Not Get A Marital Agreement?

The Importance Of Keeping An Open Mind About Alimony

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Saturday, September 13, 2014. When a person makes the difficult decision to pursue a divorce, it’s likely that they will experience everything from sadness, guilt and anger to anxiety, relief and, finally, acceptance. While this is to be expected … Continue reading The Importance Of Keeping An Open Mind About Alimony

aCollaborate. Mediate. Arbitrate. Which Is Best In Divorce?

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, August 22, 2014. The best answer to the question posed in the title of this post is that it all depends on your circumstances and what your objectives are as you are working your way through the divorce process. … Continue reading aCollaborate. Mediate. Arbitrate. Which Is Best In Divorce?

Do Statistics Show That Facebook And Divorce Are Connected?

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in High Asset Divorce on Friday, July 25, 2014. The short answer is “yes.” There have been numerous studies in which researchers have found a connection between Facebook and divorce, but what the connection is, researchers can only speculate. The general belief, however, is … Continue reading Do Statistics Show That Facebook And Divorce Are Connected?

The Often Forgotten Victims Of Domestic Abuse

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, July 11, 2014. Imagine this: one spouse is abusive toward the other. The first spouse is controlling, threatening and physically aggressive. Quick, if the couple is heterosexual, who is the abuser and who is the abusee? Most people in … Continue reading The Often Forgotten Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Move To Terminate Rapists’ Parental Rights, Secure Child Support

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Child Custody on Friday, June 27, 2014. The law in Pennsylvania says that if a woman becomes pregnant through sexual assault or rape and chooses to keep the child, she can also apply to terminate her rapist’s parental rights over the child. In … Continue reading Move To Terminate Rapists’ Parental Rights, Secure Child Support