Every aspect of divorce tends to be unpleasant, and the financial cost is no exception. However, just as there are things you can do to make your divorce go more smoothly, there are factors you can control to make your divorce less expensive.
Domestic violence is, unfortunately, no stranger to the United States. Some even stress that instances of abuse in the home go severely underreported. In Pennsylvania, the legal system categorizes domestic violence into the same classifications of assault and battery, and the state requires police to arrest any suspect reported for such violence in the household.
Pennsylvania parents who have sole custody of their child may not want to be tied to the same location after a divorce. But what can you do if you want to relocate? It's not always an easy task.
Certainly no man or woman in Pennsylvania gets married with the hope or thought that they might someday get divorced. The disappointment and heartache that can accompany the end of a marriage is reasonable and to be expected. However, that does not mean that you have to let your divorce become an emotionally disturbing event for you or for your children. There are things you can do to support positive emotional health and relationships for all of you during this type of transition.
When you think of divorce, the image that probably pops into your mind is that of two hostile people battling it out in court. While this certainly is a common scenario, it is not the only way in which you can get a divorce.
An intimate relationship dispute can contain enough stressful issues of its own, but when domestic violence is involved, the situation can become all the more serious. Pennsylvania has strengthened its domestic violence laws in recent years; however, reports of physical abuse are, unfortunately, still a common occurrence.
Divorce has a profound impact on both your emotions and finances. While you are likely prepared to divide physical property such as the house and car, have you thought about your retirement assets? If you have not yet prepared, it is time to get smart about your retirement plans.