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May 2015 Archives

The right approach in high-asset divorce cases

The end of a marriage not only brings up negative emotions at times, such as anger, helplessness, frustration and resentment, but it brings up financial concerns as well. Issues become more complicated if the spouses are dealing with a high-asset divorce. In that type of case, the assets need to be protected, but it is also important to protect the person's rights and ensure that the assets are divided properly.

Protecting assets during divorce without a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a great device for safeguarding personal assets in the event of divorce. But, what happens to personal assets when a couple does not have a prenuptial agreement? Believe it or not, some assets can be protected without a prenuptial agreement.

Domestic violence and child support in Pennsylvania

Divorce can get extremely complicated when children are involved. Children usually do not want to part with their parents. In many situations, they would prefer for their parents to live together. However, in the best interest of the child, the court will often order one parent to have custody of the child and the other parent will pay child support.

Child support and good cause in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents might agree that divorce can become extremely complicated when children are involved. What spouses very often forget is that although they might have fallen out of love, their children often still wish that they could live together. Therefore, in the best interest of the child, the court orders one parent to have custody of the child and the other parent to pay child support, and, in most cases, that supporting parent will have visitation rights.

Understanding the various complexities of child custody

The city of brotherly love has seen its share of acrimonious battles over child custody lawsuits. Biological parents and guardians of minor children often seek sole or primary custody of these children thinking they know what is in their best interest. However, the courts ultimately decide what is in the best interests of the children concerned. The attorneys at Testa & Pagnanelli LLC often consult with various school authorities as well as neighbors, the child's medical practitioner, relatives and other concerned parties in order to ascertain that the best interests of the child may lay with one parent having primary or sole custody.