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Sep 21, 2021

Divorce and the Child/College Student

Divorce and College

Christina Lombardo-Zaun, Esq., an Attorney-Mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, talks about putting in place expectations for what happens when and if children go to college when creating a marital settlement agreement.

BACK TO SCHOOL for KIDS and TEENS
Sep 16, 2021

Back to School for KIDS and TEENS

Divorce and Children

Debbie Schneider, Esq., and attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, discusses navigating school issues when parents are in the midst of divorce.

Sep 7, 2021

Choosing a Divorce Mediator

Divorce Mediation

Choosing a divorce mediator is the first thing a couple divorcing will need to agree to. It will be one of the most important decisions spouses reach during their divorce.

Aug 31, 2021

What to Expect from Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation

Christina Lombardo-Zaun, Esq., an Attorney Mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, talks about what to expect from divorce mediation and explains how it is different from litigation.

Aug 24, 2021

What is “Our” Stuff in Equitable Distribution?

Dividing Finances

An important part of the divorce code in Pennsylvania is the section on Equitable Distribution as many soon to be divorced couples have major concerns about their financial future.

Aug 17, 2021

Selling the Marital Residence

Dividing Finances, Divorce and Finances, Divorce and the Home

For many couples in divorce, the marital residence is their largest asset. That means whatever decision is made with regard to its ultimate disposition in the divorce must be thoughtfully considered from every possible perspective. If the decision is made that it should be sold, then management of the sale is vitally important.

Aug 10, 2021

Tax Update: Important Tax Credit Changes for 2021

Tax Planning

For 2021 only the credit has been increased to $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 for children under 18. The credit is also fully refundable, so taxpayers don’t need to have earned income to qualify.

Aug 3, 2021

Covid Vaccine and Custody? Decisions for Parents to Make

Educate Yourself

Michael Hughes, Esq. an attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, speaks with Georganne Ford about custody disputes between parents as to whether or not a child should be vaccinated.

Jul 27, 2021

Worst Couple Ever

Divorce Mediation

The worst couple I ever had in mediation were a couple who had been married for many many years. They started off with what seemed like a deeply held commitment to cooperation and fairness; always an excellent beginning. Debbie Schneider, Esq. an attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation speaks with Georganne Ford about her experience with a couple that was unable to compromise.

Jul 21, 2021

The Mortgage Adjustment in the Child Support Calculation

Divorce and Children, Divorce and Finances

Debbie Schneider, Esq. an attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation speaks with Georganne Ford about the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines provision called the Mortgage Adjustment.

Child Custody is Always Modifiable
Jul 19, 2021

Child Custody is Always Modifiable

Divorce and Children

Divorce is always difficult but divorcing couples with minor children are often doubly concerned about the impact that the divorce is having on their children. Debbie Schneider, Esq. an attorney-mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation speaks with Georganne Ford about child custody.

Jul 15, 2021

Who Gets Custody of the Family Pet After a Divorce?

Divorce and Your Pets

According to current Pennsylvania law, the family pet is viewed no differently than the family couch or television in the eyes of the court. Michael Routh, an Attorney at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, talks with Georganne Ford about divorce and who gets to determine who receives custody of the family pet.

young children in school
Jul 2, 2021

The Three Be Method: Helping Your Child Navigate School While You Navigate Your Divorce

Blog, Divorce and Children

After a divorce, parents spend a great deal of time and energy trying to establish stability for their children, so they can regain a sense …

Jun 9, 2021

Stop Nitpicking.

Divorce and Your Health, Divorce Survival

Christine Zombardo-Laun Esq., Attorney-Mediator at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, talks about how nitpicking can be exhausting and ultimately very costly.

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