Regardless of what happens in a relationship between two people, if they have children together, they will likely always be connected. When a Pennsylvania marriage ends, the feelings of anger, resentment and hurt do not usually go away overnight, which can cause additional stress on the children as the divorce proceeds. Fortunately, the parents can use the process to their advantage.
Some Pennsylvania residents may not know that after 10 years of marriage or more, one party may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits based on the other party's work record in the event the marriage ends. At least two years after the divorce is final and after both parties turn 62 years of age, an application for benefits can be made. The potential receipt of these benefits is something that the parties may consider as they contemplate going forward with divorce proceedings.
Nearly every married couple in Pennsylvania spends at least some time examining their marriage. It is nearly impossible to live with someone and not have an occasional issue with each other. A recent study says that this introspection may lead to divorce if a family member or friend gets divorced.
It can be easy for Pennsylvania couples to become embroiled in a court battle over who gets the house, car or some other asset in a divorce. It is almost as if that asset becomes the eye of the property division storm, and neither party is going to give it up without a fight. These divorce battles can become so consuming that the parties forget about everything else -- even if for just a short time.
Many married couples in Pennsylvania file joint federal and state tax returns. Both spouses share equally in tax deductions and credits, such as claiming the children as dependents and deducting the interest from a mortgage on the family home. After a divorce, some of those tax savings often disappear for one or both spouses, depending on the circumstances.
Many divorced Pennsylvania residents look back at their marriages and wonder what took them so long to make the decision to end it. This is because, when they look back, the signs that a divorce was coming seemed so obvious. For couples that are still married, but not happy with the way things are, some signs may be present that it could be time to leave.
Pennsylvania music aficionados may recognize the hip-hop record label owned by Master P -- No Limit Records. The record label owner's wife has filed for divorce and is apparently receiving welfare assistance to survive. According to papers filed by her, her estranged husband is worth an estimated $200 million, and she and the couple's four children are living with her eldest son.
Many Pennsylvania couples look for advice from any source available to help save their marriage, and for some, the right advice comes along and the marriage continues. For others, the advice may work for a short time, but the couple ultimately makes the difficult decision to get a divorce. However, not all that marriage advice has to go to waste since it may help to successfully complete divorce mediation.
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.
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.