Pennsylvania Family Law Blog – The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz

Will a Business Lawsuit Impact My Divorce?

By Sheryl Rentz on December 15, 2022

Property division can be one of the most complex aspects of divorce. One factor that makes this issue more complex is that division of marital assets is not limited to the current situation. In Pennsylvania, the law allows for consideration not only of future benefits earned during the marriage, but also of future debts incurred during the marriage. A pending business lawsuit against a jointly owned business could significantly impact your divorce. For this and other reasons, an accurate business valuation is critical. Read the rest »

Will Student Loan Forgiveness Impact Debt Division?

By Sheryl Rentz on November 20, 2022

The cost of a college education has increased significantly in the last few decades. Student loans can stay with you for years after graduation. The average student loan debt is $28,950 per borrower, and 55% of students from four-year public institutions had student loans, according to Forbes. If you are going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, student loan forgiveness may impact how marital debts are divided between you and your spouse. Read the rest »

Autumn Challenges for Separated Parents

By Sheryl Rentz on October 20, 2022

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, full of changing leaves, sweater weather, and plenty of holidays for visiting family and eating great food. However, Autumn also comes with parental challenges that can further drive a wedge between divorced or divorcing parents of young children. There are decisions to be made concerning your child’s schooling, extracurricular activities, and holiday plans, and it is unlikely that separated parents will each get exactly what they want out of this time of year with their children, so compromises will have to be made. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Custody

Divorcing a Violent or Dangerous Person

By Sheryl Rentz on September 23, 2022

Leaving a relationship is difficult at the best of times. If this relationship is abusive, this makes it so much harder. Spousal abuse can pose safety risks and financial issues, so if you want to leave a relationship with a violent or abusive partner, the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., is here to help you through the entire process. Read the rest »

Posted in: Divorce

Are Secret Recordings of Your Spouse Admissible Evidence?

By Sheryl Rentz on August 15, 2022

In Pennsylvania, secret recordings of your spouse are generally not admissible as evidence in divorce proceedings. This is because such recordings are considered a violation of your spouse’s privacy rights. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you can show that the recording was made to document illegal activity, such as domestic violence, the recording may be admissible as evidence. Read the rest »

Posted in: Divorce

Supervised Visitation in Pennsylvania

By Sheryl Rentz on July 15, 2022

Supervised visitation may seem like a distressing situation, being able to see your child only with someone else present.

If you are considering a divorce and want to know your options, whether you will be the parent supervised or the custodial parent, contact an experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorney who can guide you through the process. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Visitation

Can Your Spouse’s Credit Card Debt Affect Your Divorce in PA?

By Sheryl Rentz on June 15, 2022

The process of dividing a couple’s property during divorce proceedings does not stop at marital assets like the family home or cars. Many people are unaware that a couple’s accumulated debt is also distributed. Read the rest »

Does Open Marriage Affect Divorce Rates?

By Sheryl Rentz on May 29, 2022

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about how the United States divorce rate is increasing, including the commonly heard statistic that half of marriages end in divorce. The good news for people getting married nowadays? It’s actually closer to a quarter of marriages.

But while it’s an easy statistic to spout off, this broad percentage of failed marriages ignores the fact that not all divorces are created equal. Read the rest »

Posted in: Divorce

Announcing the 2022 Winner of Our Key to a Bright Future Scholarship!

By Sheryl Rentz on May 26, 2022

A person dressed in a graduation gown, holding out a rolled up diploma that is wrapped by a red ribbon.

The team at the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. announced our six finalists for our Key to a Bright Future Scholarship back on May 18, 2022. Since then, we’ve been reviewing the stories shared by the students who’ve made it this far into this year’s scholarship contest. We were very impressed learning about their amazing ability to manage so much in the moment, as they move toward their ultimate goals and ambitions in higher education.

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Introducing Our 2022 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship Finalists!

By Sheryl Rentz on May 18, 2022

A graduating female student tossing her cap and tassel into the air.

Students face a variety of challenges at this unique stage of their lives. They juggle plenty between classes, extracurricular activities like sports or their favorite hobbies, and the responsibility of charting their own path towards their future. They are on a mission, and they move closer toward their next destination as each new day begins.

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