In Pennsylvania, Can I Voluntarily Move Out Without “Abandoning” or “Deserting” My Spouse?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Potential clients often call in and want to know: my marriage is over, but we still live together -- can I move out or will that be abandonment or desertion?  This is a legitimate concern for many spouses faced with a divorce.  They fear being penalized for acknowledging that the … Continue reading In Pennsylvania, Can I Voluntarily Move Out Without “Abandoning” or “Deserting” My Spouse?

Can the Non-Custodial Parent Ever Claim the Children on Federal Taxes After a Separation or Divorce?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire It's tax season again and the April 15th deadline is quickly approaching!  As a result, as a family law attorney, a lot of tax related questions are coming in from my clients.  A common question is: can the non-custodial parent ever claim the children on federal taxes after a separation … Continue reading Can the Non-Custodial Parent Ever Claim the Children on Federal Taxes After a Separation or Divorce?