Ending a marriage can be a stressful process with a myriad of issues to deal with, especially for those dealing with child custody arrangements. As difficult as it might be to face estate matters during a divorce, it is important to discuss. Estate planning encompasses what happens to minor children if one parent should passRead More »
Divorce affects the entire family, and the impact on children can be significant. Most divorced parents want to maintain a strong bond and relationship with their children after the divorce. How can this be achieved when one or both parents have work schedules that are demanding? The concern that job commitments might negatively impact childRead More »
Divorce comes with many costs, and many married couples postpone getting divorced for financial reasons. Some do not want to put their families through it, while others think they cannot afford it. Fortunately, there are some ways to cover the costs of divorce. What Will My Divorce Cost? According to Business Insider, the average costRead More »
From March to June of 2020, the number of Americans who filed for unemployment was higher than any time in modern history. As of June 20, 2020, approximately 33 million were receiving unemployment benefits. This kind of financial downturn can only add to the list of stressors that affect separating couples. People often lose theirRead More »
Divorce affects more than just the separated couple. If there are children involved, their feelings are at risk, and the new changes in their lives may be difficult for them to adjust to. It is important for each parent to spend as much time as possible with their children and continue to build strong parent-childRead More »
Spouses going through a divorce typically have a lot of assets to divide. When a marital home is part of the assets to be divided, what are the options for keeping the home? One of the most important issues to determine in whether the marital home can be retained by one party, has to doRead More »
On this episode of the Great Estate Podcast, attorney Christopher Brown from Eckell Sparks sits down with his colleague Melanie E. Tunaitis, Esq. to discuss family law proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite court closures, there are still family law cases that need to be handled in a timely and efficient manner. Many of theRead More »
Separating couples who go through divorce proceedings may not realize what happens in court may become public record. This does not mean that it will be broadcasted on the local news. However, in some states, interested parties can request copies of divorce petitions and final divorce decrees from county clerks or obtain them through otherRead More »
The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Brooks v Brooks highlighted a common misunderstanding that can frustrate the intent of people who are divorcing. The case revolved around one party using the 529 Accounts of both children to pay for the post-secondary education of one child. The parties, when married created both PUTMA (Pennsylvania UniformRead More »
For some couples, the year of 2020 will not just mark the turn of a new decade, it will be the year they start their divorce proceedings. Although many aspects of getting a divorce stay the same from year to year, others tend to shift with times and regulations. For that reason, anyone contemplating aRead More »
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We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.
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