Pennsylvania Family Law Blog – The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Does Open Marriage Affect Divorce Rates?
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 »
Announcing the 2022 Winner of Our Key to a Bright Future Scholarship!
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.
Introducing Our 2022 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship Finalists!
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.
Keeping the Family Business Safe From Divorce Proceedings
Divorce is a complicated process. Not only do you have child custody and support matters to settle, but also division of marital assets. When a family business is involved, the process can become even more complex.
How Does Your Income Level Affect Custody Cases?
When you are going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, you might be concerned about how your income from work could affect the child custody and visitation issues that remain to be sorted out as you head for your final divorce settlement. Whether you earn more or less than the spouse that you are divorcing, even if you were the stay-at-home parent with zero income during the duration of the marriage, life as you know it has been disrupted and will look different. Now, among all the concerns that you have, the future of your children is a top priority for you as they too will be affected by the coming changes resulting from your divorce.
Donor Offspring Custody During Divorce Proceedings
Couples have a variety of reasons for choosing a sperm donor to bring a child into this world and build their families. The most prominent reasons among couples for selecting sperm donors include instances of infertility and trying out new methods for having children. With reproductive choices like artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization, even the method for reproduction can vary among couples.
Sheryl R. Rentz 2022 Key to a Bright Future Scholarship
At The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, we believe that college can be a wonderful experience for people who aspire to improve their lives. It takes a lot of hard work, but seeking higher education can be very rewarding. College is a wonderful place to gain enlightenment, advance your career, and develop meaningful relationships.
How to Find Offshore Bank Accounts in a High-Asset Divorce
Many people engage in hiding assets to avoid paying their fair share in equitable division of assets in divorce. It is surprisingly easy to hide money in an offshore account. This financial strategy can be done before filing for divorce to try to avoid splitting the assets fairly. Tax havens are easily established in locations such as the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, or Belize, where accounts can be hidden due to rules regarding account ownership confidentiality and privacy protections these locations provide.
If You Liquidate a Family Business, How Are Assets Divided?
In a Pennsylvania divorce, all marital assets are divided under state “equitable distribution” laws. Property must be divided fairly, taking a number of factors into consideration, including the length of the marriage and the earning ability of each spouse. Marital property is all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage, or using funds earned during the marriage. This may include a family business. Read the rest »
How Are Trademarks Divided in a Divorce?
Trademarks, logos, and patents are all forms of intellectual property, which are protected under federal copyright laws. A legal copyright bestows exclusive rights for designers, inventors, authors, and artists to sell their creative works. This is done to encourage innovation by prohibiting others from “stealing” a person’s ideas and profiting from them.
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