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Divorce may be easier for Pittsburgh couples as a business deal

When examined at its most basic level, a marriage is a legally binding contract between two people. When a couple no longer wants to be married, that contract needs to be dissolved and the assets and liabilities of the marriage divided. Thinking of a divorce in this manner may make it easier for Pittsburgh couples to get through the process.

Losing sight of what is important in a divorce can be costly

When a Pennsylvania couple is at the end of their marriage, the relationship has often deteriorated to the point where the parties are, at least initially, unable to get along. If the couple is not careful, the divorce proceedings can quickly become a battleground. A couple may spend a substantial amount of time and money arguing with each other and can quickly lose sight of what is important.

Can divorce mediation be saved with a simple apology?

When the idea of ending a Pennsylvania marriage belongs only to one spouse, the feelings of resentment, anger and hurt felt by the other party can influence how the divorce proceedings progress. Attempting to settle the couple's issues using divorce mediation may be impossible in this situation. Only when the couple is able to reach an even temporary truce does the possibility of an amicable split arise.

A Pennsylvania divorce may be better for the kids

Many Pennsylvania couples come to the realization that they are no longer in love and their marriage has run its course. If there are children involved, parents face the dilemma between staying together for the sake of the children or getting a divorce. Ending a marriage is a difficult choice, but could prove to be better for the children in the long run.

Considerations in dividing retirement accounts in a divorce

Many Pennsylvania residents have some sort of retirement account through their employers, such as a 401(k). Not surprisingly, at least a portion of such an account may be considered marital property in the event of a divorce. Determining what portion of the account is actually considered divisible may not be as easy as a simple math problem.

Living in the same house after a Pennsylvania divorce

There seems to be a growing trend of couples "nesting" even after the marriage is over. The concept behind nesting is that even if a couple separates or gets a divorce, the family remains intact. The parents essentially live as roommates while sharing custody of the children.

Giving children a good holiday season after a divorce

Divorce is difficult on Pennsylvania couples, but it can be even harder on children. The holidays after a divorce can be problematic when children feel torn between both parents. Parents can make the holidays enjoyable for their children by giving them something most children do not get -- two visits from Santa Claus.

Are Pennsylvania couples waiting for January to file for divorce?

By this time of year, many Pennsylvania couples that are heading for divorce make the conscious decision to put it off until January. Not many couples want to ruin Christmas for friends and family with the announcement of an impending divorce. Notwithstanding the desire to avoid negative connotations for the holidays, there are three popular reasons couples wait for the new year.

Tax considerations and complex property division in Pennsylvania

Many issues need to be resolved before a divorce can be considered final. One issue that Pennsylvania couples may not consider during the divorce is the tax ramifications of complex property division. Some of the major assets that are divided in a divorce have tax issues that can cause problems later if not contemplated and accounted for during settlement negotiations.

Settlement reached Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng divorce

Pennsylvania residents may recall that, at one time, it was possible that media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be ex-wife Wendi Deng would have a very public divorce. However, they recently in court to announce that they had settled their issues and were ready to proceed with the divorce. The court hearing to end their marriage lasted only about 10 minutes.

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