A marriage usually doesn't implode overnight. It takes a good while for a marriage to break down, just as the divorce to legally dissolve the marriage takes awhile to unfold.
The end of marriage is a difficult time for everyone involved. You need to make sure that you are thinking about each step of the process and how your decisions now might affect you in the future. We can help you work through the decisions that you have to make about ending the marriage.
The process of divorce is mystifying to some people because they think you can just call it quits as easily as you got married. What these individuals don't realize is that it takes time to divorce. The court needs to know that you have complied with the divorce law, either a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce. You may have to work through the division of debts and assets, as well as a host of other issues. We understand that you likely have some questions about what you can do to make the process a little easier.
Your finances are an important factor in your ability to keep your life together after a divorce. You should start thinking about how you are going to handle money matters as soon as you think that you might have to divorce.
Making a decision to divorce isn't something that should be taken lightly. Individuals who take this step have often tried everything possible to make the marriage work. Even before the divorce is filed, the time to protect yourself is now. You need to make sure that you aren't putting yourself in a difficult position with any future divorce verdict or settlement.
Divorce cases are sometimes planned, but there are also cases when one party is surprised by the filing. When the divorce is a shock, you need to work quickly to catch up to the plans that your ex might have already made. This is a difficult position in which to find yourself, but we can help you figure out where you need to place your focus. Just don't waste any time before you get started.
When you are going through a divorce, it is easy to be so consumed by the need to get everything over with that you are willing to say "whatever" and just get whatever you can. The fact is that doing this can harm your future so you need to make sure that you go into the process with the right attitude and with the best plan that you can.
People going through a divorce often have very specific concerns. These can range from child custody matters to deciding what to do with the house. A lawyer can help you address these issues.
Dividing property during a divorce is often complicated. The more assets and debts that are associated with the marriage, the more difficult it is going to be. You need to make sure that you are familiar with your marital assets so that you have an idea of what kinds of divisions might be made. We realize that divorce isn't always something that you can prepare for ahead of time, but it can make life easier for your and for your lawyer if you know what you own.
Property division during a divorce is something that you have to take seriously, especially if you have high-value assets. Understanding the property division laws that are on the books in Pennsylvania is one thing that you can do before you embark on the process that can help you make a plan.