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Divorce During the Winter Months

There are a lot of different hurdles that you may have to work through during your divorce, and you may have many different things to consider. For example, you might be unsure of how to bring up the topic of divorce with your spouse, or you could be worried about the financial impact of this major decision. Even if you are positive that divorce is necessary, you might wonder how the process will affect your schedule. For example, you might be trying to figure out which time of year would be best. When it comes to divorce during the wintertime, there are various issues you may need to consider.

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Taking the High Road in A Custody Battle: 3 Reasons Why You Should

When two parents decide to divorce or separate, tensions are often high and it is easy to succumb to bitterness and finger-pointing. But, there are many reasons to resist.

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How Can You Help Your Children Adjust to Living in Two Homes?

Every day a new Pennsylvania couple decides to call it quits on a marriage, and often children are involved. If you and your spouse are splitting, there are ways to handle it so that the negative effects on your children are minimal. This is especially important if your children are going to live in two homes rather than the one they are used to.

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3 Options for Your Vacation Home After Your Divorce

Vacation homes provide a welcome respite from the grind of everyday life. If you and your husband or wife own one, you likely have place you can enjoy while making memories with your friends and family. Of course, like other marital assets, you must decide what to do with your vacation house after your divorce.

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Should I Consider Age and Health when Picking an Executor?

Picking a Pennsylvania resident to be the executor of your estate involves important qualities in your candidate, such as trustworthiness and competence, but it is also crucial to evaluate the health of your executor. You might be tempted to overlook health concerns if your executor candidate fulfills all of your wishes, but if you do not take health into consideration, you might end up outliving your own executor.

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Everyone Needs a Will

Writing a will is a necessity if you want to protect your assets. You may be putting this task off for various reasons. But the truth is that everyone can benefit from creating a will. Here at Cook & Associates, we help clients from all walks of life achieve peace of mind by creating wills and estate plans.

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How Should You Talk About Divorce with Your Children?

When a Pennsylvania marriage ends, it is not just the spouses who are affected. In-laws, friends and especially children go through extreme changes and life will likely never be the same. Because they do not have the same rational thought processing ability or reasoning skills, children may be extremely emotional and act out in ways that have nothing to do with the divorce. If you are preparing to tell your kids about the upcoming changes, there are several ways to do it in a mentally healthy way.

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How to Choose an Executor

People in Pennsylvania who are planning for the future should name an executor of their estate. This person is responsible for a variety of tasks upon death. It is important to understand exactly what an executor does so the right one for the job is chosen.

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Creating a PA Child Custody Agreement

When you live separately from your child’s other parent, a legal custody order can ease the co-parenting relationship by establishing fair parenting time and clear expectations. You do not need to go to court to make a legal child custody agreement. Parents can create their own agreement and have it approved by the state.

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Can I Leave Money to My Pet in My Will?

Many people consider their pets as family members. For some people in Pennsylvania, a pet may be their only family. Regardless of the situation, you may feel the need to leave money to your pet in your will, but you may not be sure if you can legally do this. This is tricky, but you may be able to do this.

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