Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C.
Over 20 years Of Family Law Experience In Pennsylvania

Divorce Archives

The effects of divorce on retirement plans

Pennsylvania residents who get divorced will also have to worry about the division of retirement plans and the potential financial burdens that go hand-in-hand with that. This becomes more disruptive the older a divorcing couple is, though it can naturally affect anyone's retirement plans at any age.

Study finds divorce is genetic

Many in Pennsylvania and across the nation know that those who have divorced parents are more likely to divorce themselves. A new study says this could be due to genetics rather than repeating the behavior seen by parents.

Getting divorced when one spouse is in prison

When a couple cannot live together, marriage is much more difficult, and if this is because one spouse is in a Pennsylvania prison, divorce may feel more complicated. Getting a divorce with one spouse in prison depends on many factors, including which spouse is initiating the divorce.

Is there a healthy way to get divorced?

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.

3 tips for protecting your retirement assets during divorce

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.

These jobs have the most divorces

Work is a large part of most people's lives, and couples across Pennsylvania know that the career path they choose can impact other parts of their lives, including their marriages. A recent study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to measure which jobs had the highest divorce rates for people by age 30.

Getting along for the children's health

As any divorcing couple in Pennsylvania knows, trying to get along for one another through the feelings of frustration, anger and sadness that often accompany a divorce is no small feat. But new studies show that going through the stressful and acrimonious divorce of parents can have lasting effects on the health of the children--reaching into adulthood.

The rise of gray divorce

While divorce can be complicated no matter how long a couple is together, as those who divorce in their older age will find, there are specific concerns those over 50 will face that may not be at the top of mind for their younger counterparts. Gray divorce, or couples ending their marriage after age 50, is on the rise, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and a quarter of those seeking divorces in 2010 fell into the gray divorce category. While some of the marriages that are ending were first marriages, the baby-boomers now seeking divorce are also subsequent marriages, which tend to end in divorce at a higher rate.

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