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February 2012 Archives

Divorce-related Facebook post prompts judge's controversial ruling

We recently wrote that postings, pictures and other data from social media sites like Facebook are increasingly being used as evidence in divorce and child custody proceedings. We even shared several examples of how this evidence was being used in cases here in Pennsylvania.

Communicating about co-parenting your teen: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about co-parenting teenagers. Proactive communication with your teen's other parent can help lessen conflict between dual households, whatever your child custody and visitation arrangements might be.

Communicating about co-parenting your teen: Part I

Co-parenting with a former spouse or partner can be a frustrating task. It can be even more so when the child that you co-parent is a teenager, trying to find his or her own way and pushing every button in the book during the process.

Prenuptial agreements growing in popularity and necessity: Part II

In our previous post, we began a discussion about the growing popularity of prenuptial agreements. More couples in Pittsburgh and elsewhere are realizing that these documents are not just for the very wealthy or for couples of vastly different ages.

Prenuptial agreements growing in popularity and necessity: Part I

Valentine's Day occurred earlier this week, and the dust may be just starting to settle for many Pittsburgh residents. There are few occasions which illicit such contrasting emotions, and most people either love or hate this holiday depending on their expectations and previous experiences.

Controlling emotions could help you control your divorce expenses

Ending a marriage can be an expensive way to obtain a fresh start. Recent estimates have priced the average American contested divorce as costing anywhere from $15,000-$30,000 for legal counsel, court fees and other related expenses alone.

Divorce lawyers note major increase in use of cell phone evidence

Earlier this week, we wrote that information taken from Facebook is increasingly being used as evidence in divorce and child custody battles. The internet and social media sites increase our ability to communicate with one another, but they also leave a detailed record of our interactions that we may not want some people to see.

Evidence from Facebook common in Pennsylvania divorce cases

Family law attorneys in Pennsylvania say that evidence gathered from Facebook is growing more common in divorce cases around the state. The poor behavior of rival spouses often finds its way into divorce and child custody hearings and because of that many attorneys advise their clients to quit Facebook and other social media sites.

Thinking through the complex financial process of divorce: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the long list of financial considerations involved in getting a divorce, especially when children are involved. Pittsburgh residents who have made the big and difficult decision to get divorced may quickly realize that there are many more big and difficult decisions ahead.

Thinking through the complex financial process of divorce: Part I

Choosing to get a divorce is a big decision in and of itself. But once that decision has been made, there is a long list of other decisions which will need to be made as well, including many large ones that could impact the financial futures of you and your children.

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