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Pennsylvania probate: When can one challenge a loved one's will?

There is nothing easy about dealing with the death of a loved one, no matter the circumstances behind the loss of life. When, during probate and estate administration, concerns arise over the contents of that loved one's will, it is okay to ask questions. In some cases, it may even be okay to officially challenge the will in a Pennsylvania court. When might going that far be appropriate?

How are student loans treated in divorce

When ending a marriage, the division of property -- both of positive and negative value -- can be a complicated affair. It is not uncommon for some Pennsylvania residents to believe that they should be able to walk away from their marriages with certain positive assets and not be held accountable for their soon-to-be ex's debts. Unfortunately, due to the nature of divorce, this may not all work out as one hopes it will.

New law may better address pets' needs in a divorce

There is a lot a divorcing couple will need to decide upon when going through the court proceedings. Some of the most important items are child custody and alimony. However, couples may overlook plenty of minute, yet critical, issues. For example, the couple will need to decide who will get the pet once the divorce is final. 

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