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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.