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Alimony and Spousal Support

Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) is alimony paid during divorce litigation. It is usually the dollar equivalent of Spousal Support, and is calculated by a formula. It is designed to equalize the money available to both sides of a divorcing couple to level the playing field...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

The below FAQs are frequently asked questions by people going through divorce; however, it does not represent a complete guide to all the legal issues related to divorce and the facts that make your case unique. Readers should not rely on this note as legal advice,...

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Is Domestic Violence an Issue in Your Case?

Under the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act, a victim of familial, household or domestic abuse is offered the opportunity to remove an abusive person from his or her home. It is important to realize that help is available and that you do not have to face your...

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Relocations and Move-Aways

Moving children out of state or a considerable distance away from either parent is a decision that can significantly impact your child or children. It is critical that a move-away or relocation decision be made with the best interests of the child or children in mind...

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Paternity DNA Testing

At Berman & Associates we represent fathers and mothers in complex paternity disputes. We understand that paternity issues can have a profound effect on our client's life. Whether you are seeking to gain paternity recognition, to establish the paternity of...

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Grandparent Custody

Although judges are required to base custody decisions on "the best interests of the children," when the custody contest pits grandparents against parents, the judge must also consider the constitutional rights of parents regarding issues concerning their children.The...

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