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October 2013 Archives

Study shows divorce may spread.

Pennsylvania couples may be interested to hear about a new study that indicates that there is a possibility that, when a couple has friends that divorce, they are more likely to divorce as well. The study showed that there is an increase of 75 percent in the risk of a couple getting a divorce if people in the couple's social network get divorced. Even having a divorced acquaintance can increase the likelihood by 33 percent, according to the research.

Admission of evidence in a Pennsylvania custody dispute

In states such as Pennsylvania that have no-fault divorce, except in certain circumstances, courts don't care about the parties' behavior or what led them to divorce court. In a custody dispute, however, a person's character, personal choices and bad behavior could indeed make a difference. Courts often have to decide what information is admissible in a custody hearing and what is not.

How Pennsylvania divorce impacts retirement accounts

When a Pennsylvania couple gets married, they expect to grow old and retire together. Unfortunately, there are many couples who won't make it to that point before their marriage ends in divorce. One of the assets that will be affected by this is the retirement accounts that the couple was building together.

Reasons not to resent paying child support

There are many noncustodial parents in Pennsylvania that resent having to give a check to their ex-spouse every month. It can be easy to forget that the custodial parent doesn't only have his or herself to take care of, but is also taking care of the children. Child support gives custodial parents the extra money they need in order to maintain a household for the children.

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