Does a Child’s Choice Matter in a Custody Case?

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 15, 2016 | No Comments

In Pennsylvania, the basis of custody decisions is made on the best interest of the child. In cases where a child is older, a child may also be consulted as to their preferences. In general, a child may be consulted if: They are older They have a higher maturity level They have the intellectual capacity…

Are There Dangers With Liquidation and Asset Trading in Divorce Proceedings?

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 1, 2016 | No Comments

When a couple marries in Berks County or the Reading region, or any region in Pennsylvania, the assets they gather during marriage are considered part of marital assets. If the couple then divorces, their financial lives need to be separated. In cases where a couple shares a bank account, pension, retirement fund, home and other…

Will My Credit Be Affected by My Divorce?

Written By: Brandy Miller | October 15, 2016 | No Comments

Getting a divorce will not affect your credit rating directly. However, many couples who are choosing to end a marriage do find their credit scores are affected by misunderstandings or by specific behaviors during a divorce. To understand how divorce could impact your credit rating, it is important to understand what a credit rating is.…

What to Ask for in Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Written By: Brandy Miller | October 1, 2016 | No Comments

Divorce settlement negotiations are intended to ensure common assets and finances are divided equitably and to ensure both parties in the relationship are provided for. Unfortunately, at Miller Law Group, we’ve noticed many individuals aren’t sure what they can ask for in divorce settlements. The reality is you can ask for several things in a…

How to Handle Your Finances During a Divorce

Written By: Brandy Miller | September 15, 2016 | No Comments

Divorce has an immediate and significant financial impact on both parties in the relationship. During the course of the marriage, a couple’s financial lives become intertwined. You generally file taxes together, name each other as beneficiaries on your accounts, have joint checking accounts, have bills to pay and so forth. You may have been planning…

Primary Reasons for Couples Getting a Divorce

Written By: Brandy Miller | September 1, 2016 | No Comments

In the United States, up to 50% of first marriages and about 60% of second marriages will end in a dissolution of marriage. Each relationship is unique, and there are a range of reasons why relationships don’t work out, but the most common reasons for divorce include: Lack of commitment. In at least one survey,…

Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Not Just for the Wealthy

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 15, 2016 | No Comments

When celebrities and billionaires divorce, their prenuptial agreements and the terms of their alimony and child support orders are often news headlines. In many cases, the wealthy have prenuptial agreements, and their divorces are worth millions of dollars. If you never expect to see this amount of money in your life, do you still need…

Dealing With Child Support Evaders Who Work as Contractors

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 1, 2016 | No Comments

When a parent is ordered to pay child support, they are required to do so by law. Even declaring bankruptcy will not eliminate this obligation. Child support is intended to help pay for a child’s needs and to ensure your child has the best future possible, no matter what has happened to the parents’ relationship.…

Basics of Spousal Maintenance in Pennsylvania: How Much and How Long?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 15, 2016 | No Comments

One of the challenges of divorce is that in many cases there is a difference in finances between the two parties involved. Perhaps one spouse has remained at home and has raised children while the other spouse has succeeded outside the home at work. Maybe one spouse has attended school while another has brought in…

How Are Child Custody Cases Decided in Pennsylvania?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 1, 2016 | No Comments

Child custody cases are decided in Pennsylvania, above all, on the premise that the courts act in the best interests of the child or children involved. Usually, child custody cases begin with a petition for child custody. These petitions can occur as part of the divorce, as part of child support petitions or separately. Once…