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March 2015 Archives

The divorce process can entail much more than end of marriage

The decision to divorce may not ever be an easy one to make. It can entail a great deal of gut-checking and even pre-planning before anyone even files. However, once the divorce process begins for Pennsylvania couples, those couples may benefit from learning how a divorce can entail much more than simply ending a marriage. Indeed, there are many ways to go about a peaceful, less stressful and smooth dissolution of a marriage.

Fate of pets may be concern during a divorce

Once a couple decides to pursue the dissolution of a marriage, there are many decisions to make as one household becomes two. The process of dividing property and drafting a custody agreement can be daunting. For Pennsylvania couples who share beloved pets, the process of deciding who will get the pets or how to handle the fate of pets during divorce can be just as daunting as dealing with issues traditionally related to children.

Thinking long-term about finances when going through a divorce

When a couple is in the midst of a divorce and are dividing assets and finances, many people are guilty of thinking in the short-term and just wanting the divorce process to be over. The goal may be to split funds quickly and move on after a divorce. However, Pennsylvania couples may benefit by thinking about the long-term financial reality before agreeing to certain property division decisions or support payments.

The adoption process may get complicated for families

Adoption is a highly personal and emotional part of family law. The adoption process itself may be very complicated for Pennsylvania families to understand or work through. Different types of adoption may prove more challenging than others, particularly when it comes to same-sex parent adoption in Pennsylvania.

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