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Student debtors may get relief

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not provide debt relief for college loans unless the debtor can meet the strict requirements for showing an undue burden. But, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives could broaden the definition of undue burden and increase eligibility for discharging student loan debt.

You told your kids you're getting divorced: How to help them cope

Every Pennsylvania family is unique, and the joys and problems you experience in your own household may be similar or vastly different from your neighbor's past or current situations. That's why there's no set answer to questions regarding how you can help your kids navigate the divorce process without any negative impact at all. Like most good parents, you likely already realize that your divorce will, in fact, have some not-so-good effects on your kids.

Court changes shared custody standard

Custody disputes are often difficult and complicated. Until recently, Pennsylvania family courts reviewed only four standards when making shared child custody decisions. Recently, however, a state appeals court changed the factors that local courts must consider when they rule on custody decisions.

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