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March 2018 Archives

Military divorce rate much higher for women

The divorce rate for people in the military in Pennsylvania and across the United States has remained approximately the same for four years. In fiscal year 2017, the rate hovered between 3 percent and 3.1 percent, as it has since 2013. Throughout the year, around 21,290 servicemembers received a divorce; this number comes out of the 689,060 members of the armed forces who are currently married. The data was released in March 2018 by the Department of Defense.

Federal agency aims to improve child support enforcement

Dealing with the burden of unpaid child support can be difficult and overwhelming for many Pennsylvania families struggling to pay the bills. Since delinquent child support can wreak such havoc on the lives and well-being of the children involved, enforcement mechanisms are highly needed. One of the most successful and widely used implementation mechanisms for child support payments has been payroll withholding at the point of employment. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) reported that in fiscal year 2016, $33 billion in child support payments was collected through its systems. Of that number, 75 percent was collected through payroll withholding from people's job.

What is a QDRO and do you need one?

At one time, you and your spouse may have talked about what your life would look like after each of you retire. Perhaps you wanted to travel more together, spend more time with the grandkids or find a quiet spot to live out your golden years together. To that end, you began faithfully contributing to a retirement plan through your employment.

How and why to make a divorce plan while married

Some Pennsylvania couples who are getting married might want to consider a prenuptial agreement. Divorce may be far from their mind, but they can think of it as a safety precaution. Married couples can create a postnuptial agreement. Both documents lay out plans for how property will be divided in a divorce, and the first one can also identify assets and debts the couple bring into the marriage that they want to keep separate.

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