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.
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.
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.
Many people in Pennsylvania may want to go get their yearbooks off the shelf before getting married. If a new study is to be believed, people intending to get married may want to look at the yearbook photos of themselves and their intended spouses. According to this research, whether the person in the picture is smiling is a predictor of divorce.
Ending a marriage is one of the most emotional experiences a person will ever go through. There are a multitude of books and other self-help mediums available to help people in Pennsylvania deal with the trauma of divorce. However, only someone who has been through it can share some things.
Pennsylvania couples may be interested to hear about a new study that indicates that there is a possibility that, when a couple has friends that divorce, they are more likely to divorce as well. The study showed that there is an increase of 75 percent in the risk of a couple getting a divorce if people in the couple's social network get divorced. Even having a divorced acquaintance can increase the likelihood by 33 percent, according to the research.
When a Pennsylvania couple gets married, they expect to grow old and retire together. Unfortunately, there are many couples who won't make it to that point before their marriage ends in divorce. One of the assets that will be affected by this is the retirement accounts that the couple was building together.
When a marriage ends, there are inevitably feelings of anger, resentment and sadness. Making sure those feelings have as little effect on the children as possible isn't always easy. However, there are things that Pennsylvania parents can do to help their children through the divorce.
A fear that divorcing women around the country and in Pennsylvania have is how they are going to pay for their living expenses and an attorney before any temporary order can be put into place. One way is to remove money from the couple's joint accounts in anticipation of a divorce filing. However, this does come with some risks and rules.