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Why to Use an Estate Planning Attorney Instead of a Form

You have probably heard the saying, “You get what you pay for” and understand what it means. You may have also heard that some things are “one-size-fits-all,” but know that this isn’t always the case. Such sayings are relevant to the reasons why it’s better to hire an experienced estate planning attorney to draft your will and other estate planning documents rather than using online forms.

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Dispelling Estate Planning Myths

According to a 2021 Gallup poll, only 46% of U.S. adults have a will that details how they would like their assets and money handled after their death.

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Divorcing Later in Life

Divorcing later in life can be both emotionally and financially taxing for everyone involved, including the divorcing spouses and their adult or underage children.

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Wills vs. Trusts: Which One is Right for You?

According to a recent study, polls indicate that 45% of people have a living will. While most estate plans have a will and one or more trusts, one can be more important than the other and serves as the foundation of the estate plan, with the majority of the estate passing through it. You may ask yourself, which one is the right one for you and your family? The answer depends on your financial situation and goals.

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Estate Planning Terms to Know

No matter your age, health, or financial situation, creating a will or trust is a smart decision. Still, most people don’t know where to start. In fact, one study found that two out of three people don’t have a will at all.

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COVID-19 and Spousal Support Obligations

The global economy was severely affected by business closedowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in Pennsylvania and across the United States didn’t only close their doors but laid off employees. According to data from Pew Research Center, roughly 9.6 million U.S. workers lost their jobs during the COVID-19 downturn.

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How Does Remarriage Affect Your Divorce?

Remarriage is a growing trend in the United States. As humans, we have a desire to find companionship and love, regardless of the outcomes of our previous unions. According to Pew Research Center, among all adults who are presently married, about one-fourth (23%) have been married before

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If We Get a Divorce, Do I Have to Move Out?

Divorce can take a toll on a family—especially when there are children involved. The stress can build up, and it may seem like there is no end in sight. You may wonder: do you have to move out of your home?

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce & Family Law

There are a lot of misconceptions out there surrounding divorce and family law. In 2019, there were 2.6 divorces per thousand inhabitants in Pennsylvania. Whether you have heard horror stories from friends and family or seen a dramatization on TV, you may be going into your own divorce feeling nervous about the outcome. Knowing what you are about to go through is half of the battle. This is where a family law attorney comes in.

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Preparing for Divorce in Pennsylvania

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there were 28,884 divorces and annulments in the state of Pennsylvania in 2020. If you are facing the difficult reality of divorce, you know that is an emotionally and logistically challenging path. The future may seem unclear and the present can feel like a labyrinth of changing circumstances.

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