Sunday, March 30, 2014
Conscious Uncoupling - Gimmick or Good Idea?
Sun, March 30, 2014 | link
Until recently most people had never heard the term "conscious uncoupling" which
describes a particular way of dissolving a marriage. The term was coined by an L.A. based therapist and author several years
ago but has now been thrust into the spotlight when used by a celebrity couple to describe their split. The idea and approach
might work for some people who are already approaching a divorce on good terms.
of such an amicable split can still be accomplished within the traditional framework of the Pennsylvania Family Court System
and are often utilized in uncontested divorce cases with or without custody issues. It can be as simple as finding the right
counsel to (1) assist with drafting and reviewing the appropriate settlement agreement; (2) preparing custody documents; and
(3) ensuring everything is filed correctly and timely.
That being said, there's nothing
this "new" idea brings that has not already been available to families with open minds and forward thinking counsel.
However, the popularity of the term and its philosophy may help couples contemplating an amicable spilt.
Bottom line, whatever you call it, divorce doesn't have to be devastating and is often a welcome fresh start for
everyone involved, or at least a relatively painless solution for a situation that needed a legal resolution.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Allegheny County Family Law - March 2014 Custody Filing Fee Increases
Tue, March 11, 2014 | link
Starting Monday, March 31, 2014 the filing fees for Custody related filings in Allegheny County
are being increased. The new increases include fees for: Initial Custody Complaint (Increase from $232.50 to $325); Divorce
with Custody Count (Increase from $271 to $363.50); Petition for Custody Modification (Increase from $200 to $250); Custody
after Divorce has been filed (Increase from $108.50 to $220.50) and Petition for Reinstatement of Custody Action ($200).