When Identity Theft is Perpetrated by Your Spouse

When Identity Theft is Perpetrated by Your Spouse

While two people are married, one spouse may take a back seat to the financial decisions another spouse is making. Usually, it doesn’t become important while the parties are together, and perhaps both parties are benefitting from the choices. But many years later, during a divorce, one spouse may find out they are a victim of identity theft. In an unprecedented step, New York State passed a law to add identity theft to the list of offenses...

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Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Divorce

Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Divorce

Click here to listen. Family Law Attorney John Zurzola gives all the info you need to know about how to get divorced in PA and NJ. In this episode, John goes step by step and answers common questions such as how to get divorced, how is property divided and how are child support and alimony calculated. John covers fault and no-fault divorce, common law marriage, equitable distribution, and Pre Nuptial Agreements and Post Nuptial Agreements....

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Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Domestic Violence

Let’s Talk Family Law Podcast: Let’s Talk Domestic Violence

Click here to listen. Family Law Attorneys Lawrence “Skip” Persick and Donna Marcus discuss Domestic Violence laws in the state of Pennsylvania. They walk through steps a person can take to file domestic violence-related documents, such as a protection from abuse order, and what to expect after submitting the documents.

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Alienation of Affections

Alienation of Affections

I saw something on the news recently about a man in North Carolina who was awarded a $750,000.00 judgment against his ex-wife’s boyfriend for a tort called “alienation of affections.”  The idea is that the boyfriend caused the jilted husband’s problems and, if not for the boyfriend, the husband and wife would still be married.  Obviously the husband is not getting his wife back but, the $750,000.00 is supposed to help him...

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Understanding Whether a Mental Health Diagnosis can affect Divorce Outcomes

Understanding Whether a Mental Health Diagnosis can affect Divorce Outcomes

There is no question divorce is one of the most stressful life events one can experience.  The journey may become even more daunting if you are also dealing with a mental health diagnosis.  If you are affected by a mental health diagnosis, rest assured you are not alone.  In fact, according to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their...

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Can you claim loss of consortium if you’re separated, but not divorced, from your spouse?

Can you claim loss of consortium if you’re separated, but not divorced, from your spouse?

By:  Lawrence J. Persick Did you ever have someone warn you about trusting a person who talks out of both sides of his or her mouth? Basically, they are advising you to stay away from people who are constantly contradicting themselves. That concept in a divorce context is addressed in Corey v. Wilkes Barre Hosp., No. 1980 MDA 2017 (Pa. Super. Decided September 23, 2019). The Corey case arises out of wrongful death and medical malpractice...

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