Tag Archives: Property division

Prenuptial Agreements: Useful Only With Experienced Attorney

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, December 5, 2014. Marriage can bring about significant changes for couples, particularly in the area of finances. Marriage, of course, has the effect of tying together couples financially, making them partners in both assets and debts. This partnership may … Continue reading Prenuptial Agreements: Useful Only With Experienced Attorney

Ricki Lake’s Husbands Wants Prenup Thrown Out

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Friday, November 21, 2014. Prenuptial agreements can help protect your property if a marriage eventually leads to a divorce. With the help of an attorney, Pennsylvania residents can put together a well-drafted agreement that aims to satisfy both parties. Although … Continue reading Ricki Lake’s Husbands Wants Prenup Thrown Out

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

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?

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?

Divorce And Social Security Benefits

On behalf of Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. posted in Property Division on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in knowing if a divorce has consequences for their Social Security benefits. Having this information ahead of time can help people when they are formulating a divorce settlement. According to U.S. … Continue reading Divorce And Social Security Benefits

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

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

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