Most Pennsylvania couples enter their marriages believing they will truly last a lifetime. Divorce is often not a blip on their radars in the beginning. However, marriage is challenging and unless steps are taken to guard against them, problems could develop at some point down the road. When they do and both parties cannot seem to work through them, divorce may be the best choice.
There can be a myriad of outcomes when a Pennsylvania couple decides to end their marriage. Some who divorce remain friendly, and the two have very little trouble in dividing assets and setting child support and custody arrangements. Others have a contentious and bitter divorce where they are fighting over everything, especially the money. The divorce of the founder of a well-known hospital network and his wife has led to a mind-boggling monthly alimony request.
The phrase "'Til death do us part" goes by the wayside in so many marriages today. Because they are in the limelight, it seems divorce hits celebrities at a higher rate than other people. Even those who have been married for a number of years do not seem to make it until death parts them. Pennsylvania hip-hop fans may be interested to learn that Mary J. Blige is looking to divorce her husband of 13 years.
Most people enter into the union of marriage with the intention of it lasting a lifetime. When things go wrong and a couple decides to divorce, they have decisions to make, including the dividing of assets, custody and financial support of any children produced by the union, and spousal support. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in the impending divorce between the mayor of a Gulf Coast town and a lieutenant in the town's fire department.
When two people decide they no longer wish to be married, they have a number of questions that need to be answered. One of those questions that comes up in divorce proceedings inevitably deals with money, especially when the couple is financially well off. Pennsylvania couples may be interested to hear of the financial troubles of a real estate tycoon and his wife who have decided to divorce.
Couples in Pennsylvania get divorced for any number of reasons. While the motives for a divorce vary, a study suggests there are actually prime times during the year when couples go through with filing for the dissolution of their marriage. This 14-year study found that divorce petitions are highest during the months of March and August.
When two Pennsylvania parents decide to divorce, they may have differing ideas on the stipulations attached to the terms of their separation. Even if they agree on matters of child custody and support or any settlement agreements at the time of the divorce, something could happen later on to necessitate a change in conditions. Such is the case of a tobacco heiress and her soon-to-be ex-husband and an arrangement they agreed upon when they began divorce proceedings.
Pennsylvania residents know that celebrities are constantly in the news for one thing or another. One big event in the life of a celebrity is a divorce, particularly if that celebrity is married to another celebrity. The information surrounding the divorce of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale has been full of speculation since their divorce announcement last summer.
When filing for divorce in Pennsylvania, both parties should take the time to make sure all stipulations they request are listed and that every "i" is dotted and every "t" is crossed. It can be easy to miss even the tiniest of details that might make the agreement invalid. One man in another state has found that his lack of paying attention to every element of his divorce petition will cost him much more than he originally thought it would.
Divorce is difficult at any age, but it seems that now more than ever, adults over 50 are going their separate ways. Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a report on this trend that states most women are no longer dependent on their husbands for financial well-being in the retirement years, as most women are in the work force and have been able to build their own nest eggs. When dependent children are no longer in the picture, more and more older adults are no longer feeling the need to stay with their spouses. Even if each spouse earns a healthy pay check, there still will be financial consequences to a divorce that will need to be addressed.