family law

When is an Annulment Available in Pennsylvania?

When is an Annulment Available in Pennsylvania?

Annulments can be a confusing legal topic as “annulment” can refer to a designation handed down by a religious institution as well as a legal determination made by a state court which will effectively terminate a marriage. To be clear, an annulment from a religious...
What are the Taxes and Tax Deductions for Alimony?

What are the Taxes and Tax Deductions for Alimony?

When spouses discuss and negotiate alimony, they usually have a lot of questions. The person that is potentially on the hook for paying alimony might ask why and if they have to pay alimony at all, and the person hoping to receive alimony might ask how much he or she...
What if One Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

What if One Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce?

In popular culture and the news, it can often seem as though most divorce narratives involve two people who have grown apart and/or had major disagreements which cause both of them to want to seek a divorce and move on. But, the truth is that, in many divorces, only...
Pennsylvania Reduces No-Fault Divorce Waiting Period

Pennsylvania Reduces No-Fault Divorce Waiting Period

Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill in early October which will make the process of obtaining a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania quicker by reducing the mandatory waiting period from two years to one year. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tarah Toohil, said that, by...