For many Pennsylvania residents, a home may be one of the most valuable assets they obtain while they are married. If a divorce occurs, the same home can be a source of contention. Before making a final decision during a divorce about what should happen to the family home, both parties should take the time and carefully consider all of the financial and emotional factors surrounding the issue.
Despite advances for women in the workplace, most people in Pennsylvania tend to hold traditional views about husbands being the breadwinners of their families. A study published in 2016 concluded that the risk of divorce increased by 33% when the husband lacked a full-time job.