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Hidden assets during divorce: 1,200 pairs of shoes?

It is not all that uncommon for hidden finances to be discovered when a high-asset Pittsburgh couple divorces. With the frequency in which high-asset celebrities and public figures divorce, many of them may feel they need to hide some assets to ensure they can maintain their lifestyle if a divorce should be in their future. However, doing so can deprive the other spouse from assets they rightfully deserve.

How can you protect your privacy during a divorce?

Divorce can come with a lot of stress and bitter feelings for many Pennsylvania couples. With such resentful feelings in a time where cooperation may be crucial, one may feel the need for privacy in their life and their finances in regard to their former spouse. There may be some cases where privacy is necessary from a particularly snooping ex-spouse, but in other cases it may just lead to a peace of mind needed in the upheaval of a divorce.

Divorce Hotels may come to the US, but is it a good option?

Many Pennsylvania couples who have gone through or are considering going through the process of divorce may share the sentiment of wishing the process was shorter and less complicated. One international businessman has taken this wish and put it into action, creating a line of what are dubbed "Divorce Hotels" where a couple can check in married and check out divorced in the course of a weekend.

Misconception: divorce harms children

In divorce cases in Pennsylvania and anywhere else in the country, matters are often made more complicated when the best interests of a child or multiple children must be considered. Parents may have to set aside any tensions they feel toward one another, and work together to settle issues in a manner that will most benefit their children.

Separation brings divorce more often than reconciliation

Nearly every child who sees their parents separate holds onto that dream that they will eventually see them together again. Many couples who find themselves separating may even hold this hope that they or their partner can resolve the issues between them. However, these couples often find that marriage is not meant for them and do end up moving toward divorce rather than getting back together. In fact, 79 percent of couples who separate in Pennsylvania and across the country end up divorcing.

Divorce for older Pennsylvania couples may be increasing

In the past, divorce for older couples was seen as something that just wasn't done in Pennsylvania. After all, after spending a large amount of time with each other in marriage, many couples grew comfortable in their relationship and didn't want to end it, even if they were unhappy in their marriage. Most older couples who filed for divorce 20 years ago did it for reasons of infidelity or abuse.

Couples seeking divorce shouldn't forget about their taxes

When going through a divorce, Pennsylvania couples are faced with a broad range of decisions to make, as well as various properties and assets to divide. These decisions sometimes come all at once, and in a rather short amount of time. When a divorce is going badly, with one or both parties frustrated or angry with the other, these decisions can be even tougher to make. In these circumstances, some decisions may be overlooked or rushed when they should really be considered just as carefully as every other.

Living together before marriage no longer a sign of divorce

It was once commonly thought that living with your significant other before you got married significantly raised the chances of a divorce later on in life. But today, with nearly half of marriages ending in divorce within 20 years, the thought of living together might sound like a good thing. Luckily for Pennsylvania couples, a new study suggests that living together before you get married might not be a relevant indicator of the chances for a divorce later on in life. Or, at least, it hasn't indicated that the chances of divorce increase.

Baby boomer divorce is booming in Pennsylvania and nationwide

Divorce rates are growing among baby boomers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere as more people are reaching the ages of 50 and older. For this demographic group, the rate of divorce has doubled in the last two decades, despite a general decline in national divorce rates since the 1980's. Additionally, many of these individuals are not new to the divorce process, and have seen at least one other divorce in their lives.

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