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The Role of Experts in High-Asset Divorce Cases

By Sheryl Rentz on April 15, 2023

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A high-asset divorce can be a complex, lengthy, often contentious process. Experts may be brought in to testify regarding issues related to property division and child custody. In a court of law, expert witnesses are allowed to go beyond stating the facts to provide an expert opinion of a particular topic. In a high net worth divorce, it is important to hire the right experts to help you navigate the process. Read the rest »

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How Prenups Affect High Asset Divorces

By Sheryl Rentz on February 20, 2023

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A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two individuals who are planning to marry. Also known as a prenup or premarital contract, it is a legally binding agreement concerning ownership of each party’s assets should the marriage be terminated by divorce or death. In a high asset divorce, a prenup can help shield assets, protect children’s inheritances, and lay the groundwork for division of property and alimony. Read the rest »

Sheryl R. Rentz 2023 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship

By Sheryl Rentz on February 13, 2023

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At the Law Office of Sheryl R. Rentz, we believe that dreams really can come true. And college is a marvelous place to begin your journey to a beautiful tomorrow. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but higher education offers amazing rewards if you stick with it. College is a place to grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually while you develop the skills you need to advance your career. Read the rest »

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Custody When Your Ex-Spouse Passes

By Sheryl Rentz on January 15, 2023

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Child custody cases are very sensitive and affect a child’s emotional well-being. When an ex-spouse passes on, custody cases become more emotionally charged. As a surviving parent, you should know what the law says and what you will need to do to get custody of your child. This guide will enlighten you on child custody when your ex-spouse passes and how an attorney can help protect your parental rights and the rights of your child. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Custody

Will a Business Lawsuit Impact My Divorce?

By Sheryl Rentz on December 15, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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