Nobody gets married thinking that in years from now we would be so unhappy or frustrated that we would divorce our spouse. We enter marriage filled with hope and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, marriage like life has its ups and downs. Not everyone is prepared to cope with the challenges nor do they have the needed tools for success.
- Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to work out differences and difficulties?
It is important to consider therapy and advice before giving up. If you are in couple’s therapy and you are not making progress, it’s not necessarily a sign it is time to divorce; if your marriage is worth fighting for find another therapist to work with before calling it quits.
- How are assets divided during divorce?
The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In a Pennsylvania divorce, marital property is divided based on the rules of equitable distribution; property is divided what the court deems “fairly”, but not necessarily equally.
- What about debts?
Marital debt could refer to the debts that are incurred during marriage. Debts are divided during divorce to determine who is responsible to repay the debt. Don’t forget Uncle Sam; for joint tax returns, the IRS holds both spouses jointly and severally accountable for any taxes due.
Please note: The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Further, prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The laws change. Each case is different. This blog and website is designed for general information only. The information presented on this site is neither formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.
For those contemplating divorce in the state of Pennsylvania may contact our office
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