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EARNING CAPACITY IN SUPPORT MATTERS

Let’s start with the premise that Pennsylvania is an Earning Capacity state. What is earning capacity and how can it impact your Support Order? First, a person cannot intentionally decrease their income, with the hope that this intentional decrease will result in a lower support Order. Let’s take the case of a fictional couple, Donnie …

FLAT FEE OR HOURLY BILLING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR ME?

Traditionally, Family Lawyers bill their clients one way…hourly.  However, there is an alternative. That alternative is Flat Fee Lawyering. Clearly, however, not every case is right for Hourly Lawyering and not every case is right for Flat Fee Lawyering. We, at SchwartzJordan, offer both options. You choose which method is right for you, up front, …

CUSTODY PLANNING AND THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL CHOICE

As our society continues to be more mobile, forward-thinking parents, who are do not live with the other parent of their child, need to think about the impact of the quality of the school their child does or will attend, and the impact of that choice on their custodial rights and schedule. As those of …

RETIREMENT ASSETS AND DIVORCE: WHAT’S YOURS, MINE AND OURS?

There are many misconceptions “on the street” about whether and what part of a person’s retirement assets are marital property and therefore subject to being divided as part of a divorce. The first question is whether retirement assets are marital property in Pennsylvania? The answer depends on whether you and your spouse signed a Pre-Martial …

REMEMBER, THEY ARE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU LOVE THEM

SO, ‘TIS THE SEASON. Words we think of to define this season are…festive, peace be on earth, good tidings to all, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and other statements to evoke love, peace and goodwill. Equally pervasive, unfortunately, are custody disputes between parents who, rather than keeping their eyes on the proverbial ball, prefer to use …

ABUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA UNDER THE PROTECTION FROM ABUSE STATUTE

Perhaps one of the most necessary statutes in Pennsylvania, and at times, horribly abused itself, is the Protection from Abuse Statute. It is a statute designed to protect certain victims of abuse in Pennsylvania. In order to know whether the statute is appropriate in your situation, you need to know Whether you are a person …

RETIREMENT ASSETS AND DIVORCE: WHAT’S YOURS, MINE AND OURS?

There are many misconceptions “on the street” about whether and what part of a person’s retirement assets are marital property and therefore subject to being divided as part of a divorce. The first question is whether retirement assets are marital property in Pennsylvania? The answer depends on whether you and your spouse signed a Pre-Martial …

MOVING OUT OR STAYING PUT: WHAT SHOULD I DO??

One of the biggest dilemmas people who wish to separate ask is, Should I leave the house? Should I stay in the house? What should I do? The answer to those questions is very closely tied to the specific facts of each case. There is no easy answer. Some of the questions are: Are there …

MOVING OUT OR STAYING PUT: WHAT SHOULD I DO??

One of the biggest dilemmas people who wish to separate ask is, Should I leave the house? Should I stay in the house? What should I do? The answer to those questions is very closely tied to the specific facts of each case. There is no easy answer. Some of the questions are: Are there …

GETTING TO “YES”: WHAT STOPS US FROM MEDIATING?

“Tell me a little about You.” I’ve been doing “this” for thirty-four years. When people call me to ask me to help them, invariably they want to know what I’m all about. They may have been referred by a trusted friend or another professional; they may have found me on the internet; I may have …

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