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SECOND SATURDAY DIVORCE WORKSHOP EXPANDS BEYOND BLUE BELL

WHITPAIN Not many people probably want to think about divorce the day before Valentine’s Day — except for the Second Saturday women and the experts helping them to achieve an equitable end to their marriages. In keeping with its name, the next Second Saturday Divorce Workshop of Central Montgomery County is set for Feb. 13, […]

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BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS NOT ALWAYS SIMPLE

The decision about how to designate beneficiaries for your company retirement plan, life insurance policies, and other assets might seem really simple.  Chances are you would like those near and dear to you to inherit any money you’ve accumulated during your lifetime, so making sure that happens should be as simple as writing their names […]

Categories: Wills and Estates

TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR MORTGAGE WHEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE

You may have many questions when going through a divorce; especially when real estate and mortgage financing are involved. Here are ten top things every divorcing couple should take into consideration when dealing with the marital home and/or other real estate. Timing of Filing The Divorce Complaint. The timing of filing a divorce complaint with […]

Categories: Mindful Divorce

CREATE YOUR OWN DIGITAL ESTATE PLAN

Do you know what will happen to your digital property (i.e. online accounts, social media accounts) when you pass away?   It is a good idea to create a plan which will help someone, your digital executor, update your online accounts and sites upon your passing.  In most states, a Digital Executor is not a legally […]

Categories: Wills and Estates

DON’T NAME MINORS AS POLICY BENEFICIARIES

Sometimes, seemingly minor oversights can have tremendous consequences.  Take life insurance, for instance.  Most of us tend to name our beneficiaries when we buy a policy…and then never give the matter another thought.  That could be a mistake. Example: One of the biggest mistakes is naming a minor as beneficiary.  On the surface, it makes […]

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PCM CONFERENCE – APRIL 21-22 2017

2017 PCM Conference April 21-22, 2017 Hilton Harrisburg Practice Challenges in Mediation Registration Now Open Up to 10 CLE credits (including Ethics) and Social Work CEs Conference Brochure Registration PRE-CONFERENCE – APRIL 21ST The Conflict Paradox: The Dilemmas and Contradictions that Define our Work (and our Lives) Bernie Mayer, The Werner Institute, Creighton University How […]

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DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY

Many people cite divorce as the main reason for filing bankruptcy. If many of the couple’s debts are joint, and there are few assets that would be exempt under bankruptcy law, it is cost effective to file a joint bankruptcy to discharge marital debts. Bankruptcy filing fees are the same for joint and individual filings. […]

Categories: Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, Mindful Divorce

IS A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT NECESSARY?

BY ROCHELLE BOBMAN, ESQUIRE A Prenuptial Agreement (“ prenup”) or antenuptial agreement is a contract entered into prior to marriage which provides for the division of property and spousal support/alimony in the event of divorce or death. It can also determine how finances will be handled during the marriage. In the absence of a prenup, […]

Categories: Family Law

WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING – WILL DO’S AND DON’TS

Don’ts Do not Designate a minor (child or otherwise) as the beneficiary of any life insurance policy, retirement plan, IRA, etc. By doing so, money will end up in a sequestered bank account, earning (currently) 1.5 percent interest. There are no withdrawals from the account without court approval. When the minor attains 18 years of […]

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COMMON CREDIT REPORT ISSUES

COMMON CREDIT REPORT ISSUES RESULTING FROM DIVORCE The divorce process can be very stressful, particularly when you are faced with significant marital debts. No matter what stage you find yourself in the process, you should take steps to protect your credit and credit score. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act allows consumers to obtain […]

Categories: Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights