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July 2014 Archives

Divorce Options: Is the Collaborative Process Right for You?

  When considering a divorce, there are many factors to consider in making such a big decision.  There are several possible approaches for couples entering into divorce proceedings. The "kitchen" table approach is when the parties are able to work everything out themselves without any outside assistance. Mediation allows the parties to try to reach an agreement with the help of a third party neutral who helps to facilitate an agreement between the parties without offering legal advice. The traditional divorce approach is where one or both individuals retain a family law attorney and the case proceeds through the court system. The newest approach to divorce is the collaborative law approach. The collaborative process is one in which the spouses, along with their collaboratively trained attorneys, adopt a teamwork approach and work towards a resolution of all outstanding issues through a series of team meetings.

Annulment versus Divorce in Pennsylvania

Divorce might be easy?  Well, when it is difference between an annulment and a divorce, an annulment is much harder to get.  There are two categories of marriages for which an annulment may be sought in Pennsylvania. The first are marriages that are void by their existence. The second are marriages that are voidable upon action be either party.

Child Support and Paternity Suits: Beyonce's New Sister

Paternity issues in child support matters are not uncommon. Beyonce Knowles may soon find out that she has a secret half-sister. Her father, Mathew Knowles, 63, is facing a paternity suit from 30 year old, Taqoya Branscomb, who alleges that Knowles is the father of her daughter. The child was born in 2010 in Harris County, Texas. Branscomb is attempting to force Knowles to take a paternity test along with requesting child support and attorney fees.

Estate Administration: Who Gets Casey Kasem's Estate?

In Estate Administration, dying without a will can be complicated. Casey Kasem, best known for his time as the "American Top 40" radio host, passed away one June 15, 2014 as a result of complications from dementia. He was 82 years old. Kasem is survived by his second wife, Jean Kasem, and four children, three from his first marriage (Kerri, Mike, and Julie), and one from his marriage to Jean (Liberty).

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