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Is A Workers' Compensation Settlement Property In A Divorce?

If you want to try and tackle one of the most subjective and difficult topics in all of law, then you should try to figure out how workers' compensation gets handled in a divorce settlement. Every state has different divorce laws, which means every state handles the idea of marital property differently. But if you ask several lawyers from several states how a workers' compensation settlement is split up in a divorce, you are bound to get a variety of answers, even from lawyers who practice in the same state.

When Less is More: New Change in the Pennsylvania Divorce Law- What the shorter separation period could mean for you

On October 4, 2016 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 380 and effectively changed the practice of divorce and family law moving forward. In relevant part, the bill changes the required separation period parties must wait to unilaterally file to move no-fault yet contested divorce matters ahead from two years to one. The change is a hot topic that the family law community and bar associations have been discussing for some time and signals a large step forward. The change officially goes into effect on December 4, 2016.

Five New School Year Tips For Divorced Parents

The end of summer brings an end to the heat, to the freedom and of course the start of school. With this change in routine, children can often have mixed emotions about their return to the classroom. For families who experienced divorce in during the break, this can be even more daunting. In this situation, parents should employ strategies to help make the transition into this new school year as smooth as possible for everyone involved. To prepare for the new academic year, here are five new school year tips:

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