Cris Pastore, Main Line Family Law Center

Cris Pastore, Esq. is co-founder and managing attorney-mediator at Main Line Family Law Center, a divorce mediation firm with seven offices along the Main Line and Center City, Philadelphia. A practicing attorney for over 20 years, Cris has focused exclusively on divorce mediation since 2007, when he grew increasingly frustrated by destructive nature of the court-contested divorce process. Cris has made it his personal mission to revolutionize this area of practice to preserve family relationships and help families emerge healthy and whole. Follow Cris at @healthy_divorce.
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"Legal Separation" in PA: The Great Myth

Posted by Cris Pastore, Main Line Family Law Center
February 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM

 
I am always amazed at the number of clients who ask me how they can get a legal separation in Pennsylvania. While a contract for a separation through a private civil agreement is common, in actuality, the concept of a legal separation does not exist in PA. Unlike several other states, Pennsylvania does not require separating parties to go to court and request a judge to issue what is called a "separate maintenance decree" that officially declares their marriage over. 
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Topics: Healthy Legal Options

How to Divorce in PA: Knowing All Your Options

Posted by Cris Pastore, Main Line Family Law Center
February 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The number of spouses who have successfully mediated their separations and divorces are dramatically on the rise.  This is largely because they took the time to learn the full scope of all of their options before choosing divorce mediation.  Through the following quick and dirty how to divorce comparison charts, you too can become well informed as you prepare to make this all important decision. 

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Understanding Infidelity, Divorce and Anger

Posted by Cris Pastore, Main Line Family Law Center
December 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Judith E. Rader, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Bala Psychological Resources                                    
www.BalaPsych.com

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Topics: Your Wellbeing