How to Tell if You Need a Marital Settlement Agreement for Divorce or Legal Separation

Posted by Greg Gilston
August 2, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Ok. So you’re getting a divorce. You and your spouse have agreed that the marriage is no longer working. You’ve grown apart and your relationship has changed. You will both go your separate ways and continue on with life. So it’s settled then, right? Well, not quite. It’s not always that simple, as most of us know either through experience or hearsay.

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Topics: Healthy Legal Options, Divorce in PA, Do it Yourself Divorce

[Story] Why I Wouldn't Dare File for Divorce All By Myself

Posted by Francesca Riggione
September 12, 2016 at 2:09 PM

This summer I spent interning with Main Line Family Law Center, a firm that specializes in mediation and divorce without court services in the Philadephia region.  Yesterday, I dedicated part of my afternoon to go "undercover" - investigating the elusive Divorce Kit that the local courthouse in Montgomery County, PA offers to spouses who wish to file for divorce by themselves (or "pro se" is the fancy legal term.)

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Topics: Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned, Do it Yourself Divorce

Do-It-Yourself Divorce: How to File a Quit Claim Deed

Posted by Sharon Pastore
August 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM

 

Are you trying to handle your divorce yourself or without lawyers?  Maybe you want your spouse have agreed how to split the marital property (i.e. house, car) and you simply need his or her name off the deed.  Here's a simple tip that can save you time and expense.

 

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Topics: Do it Yourself Divorce

5 Money Pitfalls of a Do-It-Yourself-Divorce

Posted by Cris Pastore, Esq.
May 6, 2016 at 6:30 AM

 

Everything these days is becoming do-it-yourself, and the divorce process is no exception. When a well-intentioned divorcing couple calls our office or comes to a consultation, I am often amazed at how well-informed they already are about the divorce process. With so much information available online, the right couple for a collaborative, uncontested out-of-court divorce can really have a leg up if they wish to finalize their own divorce without any professional guidance or advice. However, a little learning can be a dangerous thing for some couples. You can become so overfocused on the general information you read, that you can miss the forest for the trees.

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Topics: Do it Yourself Divorce