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What Happens to My Pension After Divorce?

February 20, 2020

When separating couples begin negotiating their financial settlements, pensions may be an essential part of the discussion. In divorces, all assets accumulated during the marriage are subject to distribution between both parties. If either have pensions that were obtained while the couple was married, it becomes part of their joint marital assets.

Dividing up pensions can be somewhat complex,  » Read More

What is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

February 5, 2020

Divorces in Pennsylvania fall into one of two categories. The first is a no-fault divorce. Most spouses filing for no-fault divorces simply agree that the marriage no longer works for them. However, one person can seek a no-fault divorce if they were living separately from their married partner for longer than two years, or if their partner was in a mental institution for at least 18 months with no expectation of release in the foreseeable future.  » Read More

How Does Life Insurance Impact a Divorce?

January 29, 2020

Significant life changes, such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce impact our lives in ways we may not even realize. At these times, it is important to review and reassess important legal and financial arrangements, including life insurance. Not only can life insurance provide welcome financial support when a marriage ends, but the terms of your policy may change as you determine alimony and child support.  » Read More

Preparing for Divorce Before the Wedding

January 24, 2020

Entering a marriage without the proper financial protection is never a smart move for an engaged couple. With approximately half of all marriages ending in divorce, many individuals find themselves at a financial disadvantage when dissolving their marital union. By preparing for the possibility of divorce prior to getting married, couples can ensure they are properly protected should the marriage not work out.  » Read More

What are Common Indicators of Divorce?

January 13, 2020

Recognizing the signs of impending divorce may come easy for some couples, but for other couples, the signs may not be as obvious. Knowing the signs that a divorce may be in your near future can help you prepare and find a divorce lawyer to help you through the process. If you suspect that a divorce is near,  » Read More

Why Do Divorce Rates Increase in January?

January 2, 2020

Studies show that divorce rates increase in the new year, after months of decline. Reasons to explain this annual trend often have to do with the holidays. Some believe that couples, particularly those with small children, put off divorce until after the new year to allow for one last holiday season as a family. Others theorize that the pressure and unmet expectations of the holidays give people added motivation to look into divorce as a solution to an unhappy union.  » Read More