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Family Law, What Does This Mean?

For the average person, when the need for an attorney arises they aren’t sure where to start looking. Even looking in the yellow pages of the phone directory is confusing as there in not just a long list of lawyers to choose from but many different kinds of law practices represented. As you are reading this on the website of Family Law Attorney Grant Gisondo, PA you are likely interested in understanding just what a Family Law practice encompasses. To put it simply, Family Law covers all areas of legal assistance needed to help persons with legal matters pertaining to family...

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Child Support: What really matters?

Parents are legally duty-bound to provide support for their children and it is considered the right of the child to be fed, clothed, and safely cared for in a nurturing environment. While this supportive care is not always a reality, when there is a divorce or dispute with children involved, the rationale of child support is to make sure that at least the children’s basic needs like clothing, shelter and food are met. Environmental issues are also considered but under a different heading than child support. Medical care and health insurance are also in a category of their own. Every state...

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All About Alimony

Alimony is financial support provided by one spouse to the other as legal obligation during the process of divorce or for a certain period of time following a final divorce. Courts in general require the spouse who earns more to help support the spouse who earns minimally. There are different types of alimony and each serves a distinct purpose and has different requirements. Permanent Alimony Permanent alimony is to help a spouse with low income or with no income at all. This type of alimony is likely to be granted following a long-term marriage, typically a marriage spanning more than 17 years....

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Classification of Marital Assets. Why It’s so Important?

When married couples acquire a property or properties during the course of their marriage, irrespective of who owns it, it is generally known as marital assets. Most common examples include cash, house or estate, stocks, insurance, and pension. In contrast, those things that are not considered as marital assets are those that are acquired before marriage such as assets acquired as a gift, assets given by inheritance, assets that are traceable to other distinct property, like for instance cash received from a sale of a home acquired before marriage, and assets that are agreed upon before marriage, in writing, by...

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