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February 2018 Archives

Organization of financial records essential for divorce process

Divorce requires a division of marital assets in Pennsylvania, and both spouses must disclose their financial records as part of the process. Because divorces among older people have become increasingly common, many people pursuing divorce could have multiple assets and retirement savings accounts to consider. To begin, people should make a list of all accounts and assets, including inherited funds. Inherited funds could be exempt from property division, but the issue could be complicated if the money went into a joint account with the spouse.

Careful planning makes post-divorce transitions easier

Pennsylvania couples should know that getting the final decree signed by their presiding divorces judge is almost, but not quite, the end of the process. Typically, the court order describes the manner in which marital assets are to be divided, but it is up to the parties to finalize the process. This means couples ready to separate must work together on one last project to get across the divorce finish line.

Revenge hurts kids and parents in divorce court

Pennsylvania parents dealing with the emotional fallout of a failed marriage may be tempted to use the justice system as a tool to gain revenge seek revenge against their spouse. Hurt feelings can make the idea of hurting someone with a public outing of misdeeds seem attractive in the moment, but attempting to do so is generally an expensive mistake that costs much more than money.

Divorces among younger couples may be less complex

The rise in the median age of a first marriage means that fewer people are getting divorced at a younger age. Those who do divorce in their 20s may have fewer complications than couples who do so after a longer period of time together, but they might also face some unique challenges. Many young divorced Pennsylvania couples may feel isolated from their peers who have not been through a similar experience. In fact, many of their friends might not have even married yet.

Divorce is no time to play hide and seek, especially with assets

If you're preparing for divorce, you can logically assume there are others in Pennsylvania going through similar situations at this time. Hopefully, you and your soon-to-be former spouse get along well enough that you are both willing to compromise and cooperate in order to achieve a swift, fair and agreeable settlement. If you have kids, it might take time to negotiate a new parenting plan, but if all goes well, you should be out of court and on your way to a new lifestyle before long.

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