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October 2017 Archives

Divorce mediation may help with making child custody decision

Those getting divorced in Pennsylvania might not necessarily agree on who gets to keep the house versus the retirement funds. Likewise, those with children may not agree on who will get custody of the children. Determining their ideal child custody arrangement through a process such as divorce mediation can be complicated, with every family and divorce situation being different. However, the chief goal is to make sure that the children's best interests are a priority.

Property division involving marital home can be challenging

Getting divorced can be both emotionally and financially challenging, especially when two spouses are at odds about how to handle matters such as the distribution of assets. In fact, what to do about the marital home can especially be a major area of contention when it comes to property division. A couple of tips may help with effectively addressing the marital home during a divorce proceeding in Pennsylvania.

Separation, divorce, property division may cause confusion

Ending a marriage in Pennsylvania is hardly an easy and quick process. After all, many ethical and legal factors must be considered, including how to handle property division, for example. From a legal standpoint, a married couple has two options when they determine it is best for them to stop living together: legal separation or divorce.

Can I pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Anyone can file for bankruptcy, right? Not necessarily. You have to be in a fairly precarious economic situation in order to do it, and the status of your financial situation will be used to determine for which type of bankruptcy you may qualify. If you are particularly interested in pursuing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, take a means test to see if you meet the necessary qualifications.

Divorce mediation may help, but not always

The divorce process can be a beast in Pennsylvania due to the emotional and financial effects it can have on those going through it. Even when both spouses in a divorce proceeding are trying to be as reasonable as possible, the process itself can be overwhelming from a legal standpoint. Fortunately, divorce mediation may make getting divorced a faster and more amicable experience.

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