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September 2018 Archives

Fewer couples getting divorced, fighting over property division

Over the years, people in Pennsylvania who have gotten married have been warned that around 50 percent of married individuals end up getting divorced. However, research indicates that the reality is quite different. According to researchers, the marital breakup rate declined by 18 percent during the period of 2008 to 2016, meaning that fewer people today compared with the past are having to fight over property division and alimony after years of being married.

Special needs trust can protect your child

For some, estate planning is as simple as writing a will and dividing their assets equally among their children. However, you may have a more complicated situation that requires more careful consideration and planning. Distributing assets to some of your heirs may result in devastating consequences.

Spouses can maintain their mental health in divorce mediation

Navigating a marital dissolution can be tricky no matter how long or short of a time two people have been married. This is true whether two divorcing spouses choose to go through divorce mediation or proceed to trial. Here is a glimpse at what those going through divorce in Pennsylvania can do to maintain their emotional and mental health during this process.

Are divorce and college incompatible?

Ending a marriage is not easy, especially when there are many different issues to consider. Pennsylvania parents often have to consider not only their own needs and wants, but also those of their children. Although most parents do their best, a recent study indicated that some may need to focus a little more closely on their children's future educational opportunities when going through the divorce. 

Divorce mediation may involve splitting children's expenses

The dissolution of a marriage is never truly easy to experience either emotionally or financially. However, it can be particularly difficult for those who have children -- and especially if their divorce takes place around the beginning of a child's school year. The question of who covers a child's expenses during the school year can easily become a major source of conflict during divorce mediation or at divorce trial in Pennsylvania.

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