There is a lot to think about as you go through a divorce, including what you can do to maintain a strong relationship with your child.
Imagine you're in the midst of the asset division process during your divorce. You want to keep the $1 million family home and your spouse wants to keep the $1 million investment portfolio. Both are worth the same amount of money so it should be a simple process of you keeping the house, and your spouse keeping the investment portfolio -- right?
There are a lot of different areas of the law, and some areas have different courts, structures and legal concepts that litigants must follow. Let's take family law, for instance. The family law court has its own judges who specialize in making family law decisions according to Pennsylvania family law.
It's arguably one of the most important decisions that you will ever have to make — whether to stay in a dysfunctional marriage or file for divorce. Each spouse has to come to his or her own conclusion whether to file for divorce based on the individual circumstances in the marital relationship. But there are some questions that all can ponder in order to make the right decision for all parties, including the kids.
It's a feeling no one wants to face, but it's something that could come into your life at some point. Asking for a divorce is never fun, but it may be a conversation you need to have one day.
For more than two years now, everyone in the United States benefits from the right to enter into a same-sex marriage partnership. While getting married may not suit everyone -- and some may not be ready to do that with their current partners -- there are some genuine benefits to marriage for gay couples.
You will have so many options available for planning your child custody arrangements that it may be difficult to land on the perfect plan for you and your family. You'll also need to balance your own wants and wishes, with those of your ex, and the best interests of your children.
Telling your child about your divorce is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Even so, you don't want to hide from this conversation. You need to attack it head on, as that's the best way to ensure that your son or daughter is on the same page as the process moves forward.
As hard as you try to make your child support payments in full and on time, there could come a point when you realize that this is no longer possible.
Most Pennsylvania spouses who are paying alimony are not entirely excited by the idea. Even if you can understand the logic behind the court's decisions -- or if you can see why the law requires it -- alimony payments can feel like a significant financial burden.