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Which Assets Are Eligible For Division In A Pennsylvania Divorce?

If you are getting divorced, the division of property is probably high on your list of concerns. After all, no one wants to give up property, and having to split it with an ex can be particularly painful. However, dividing assets is an unavoidable aspect of every Pennsylvania divorce.

Divorce rates vary among different generations

Divorce is on the decline for younger adults in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, but that may not be the case for their parents and grandparents. Since the 1990s, divorces among people over 50 years of age have increased by about twice as much. In 1990, only five out of every 1,000 married people older than 50 divorced while in 2015, that number increased to 10. Divorce among people over 65 years old has increased at an even higher rate although the actual figure is lower. In 2015, six out of 1,000 people over 65 years of age got divorced, and this number was three times higher than it was in the 1990s.

The benefits of a prenup

Couples in Pennsylvania who are considering marriage may also want to consider completing a prenuptial agreement. There are various situations in which having a prenup may be beneficial.

Couples that divorce before completing IVF

Going through a divorce in Pennsylvania is usually more complicated for parents of young children than it is for couples with no children. Though arguing over child support and custody agreements can be difficult, the laws concerning these issues are generally understood. When a divorcing couple has embryos that were created for in-vitro fertilization, the laws concerning these potentially unborn children are much more ambiguous.

Spanking allegations prompt judge to deny Robin Thicke custody

Divorcing parents in Pennsylvania and around the country have become embroiled in fewer bitter child custody disputes in recent years due to the growing popularity of co-parenting solutions and the large body of scientific research attesting to the benefits of these arrangements. However, the wealthy and famous often find it difficult to take a pragmatic approach in these situations, and contentious court battles over property division or child custody occur often enough to give gossip columnists and celebrity news websites plenty to write about.

Actor files for divorce from wife of 20 years

Pennsylvania residents may have heard that actor Cuba Gooding Jr. recently put in the paperwork to divorce his wife of 20 years. While news of the divorce came out on Jan. 20, his wife filed for separation in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has three children together, and Gooding Jr. is requesting joint legal as well as physical custody of their 10-year-old child.

Making smart choices about divorce in Pennsylvania

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the start of a new year also tends to bring with it a number of new divorce filings. This is likely due to the fact that people tend to want a fresh start and look for major ways of changing their lives. Additionally, the holidays tend to be very stressful for couples who are already having problems, and money matters, which are a common cause of divorce, may be more likely to crop up.

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