The prospect of divorce is not something anyone wants to think about but, when a couple is unable to work out their differences, it's an inevitable reality. However, remaining organized and keeping yourself as together as possible is essential during these difficult times. The main reason is that what you decide now will touch your life for many years. With this in mind, here are five things to do when divorcing that will help you stay organized and sane.
Planning for your wedding might have taken you months or even years. You likely had a "to-do" list and followed it carefully. However, when it comes to divorce, many couples don't spend much time preparing for it.
If you've gotten married and are considering a divorce, you may think that it was just a matter of time; after all, the news often claims that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. If you're considering mediation or another method for your marriage or potential divorce, you may be interested to know that the statistic isn't entirely true.
While your soon-to-be ex might have promised to endow all of his or her worldly goods to you during your wedding vows, that sentiment has a way of changing during a divorce. Some spouses act as though they want nothing more than to destroy you financially.
In Pennsylvania, most divorces happen via the no-fault divorce process because it is far cheaper and easier to carry out than a fault-based divorce. With no-fault, divorcing couples don't need to go before a judge, and the only time they have to go to court is to file their divorce papers. This article will look at the two types of no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania.
Late-in-life divorce numbers are still rising. These "gray" divorces are now quite common. In fact, last year, the number of people who were 50 years old and older were two times more likely to get a divorce than they were in 1990. For those that were 65 years old, the likelihood was even higher.
An equitable distribution of your income or assets is not the same as an equal distribution. In fact, it can work in your favor in some cases to have an equitable split instead of one that is 50/50.
Family law covers an extensive array of issues. Many are related to divorce and separation, such as child custody, child support, property division and alimony. However, there are other areas of family law that are just as important. These include paternity, adoption and prenuptial agreements.
One factor that can often comes up when a married couple decides to divorce is who is going to keep their home and who is going to move out. Most people couldn't stand to live in the same home as their ex -- like what happens in "War of the Roses." For guys who are moving out of their marital home, there are a few things that should be considered.
One household and shared assets divided by two unhappy spouses frequently equals financial problems. Divorce deals a one-two punch. The end of a marriage can place parties in a highly-emotional state and often has a negative effect upon individual finances.