Many people wrongfully assume that once a divorce is final, they may not ever have to deal with each other again, at least in a legal sense. If there are kids involved and there is a divorce agreement, the couple may certainly have to navigate the courts time and time again for years to come. Any Pennsylvania couples in the midst of divorce or who have issues with their current divorce agreement should know that violating the agreement at any time can lead to a complaint or charges in court, as is the case with a former governor and his ex-wife.
Any time a divorce filing plays out in public, there are bound to be multiple issues aired. The proverbial court of public opinion can be just as a trying as an actual court hearing. For Kordell Stewart, whose Pennsylvania football days were spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, his divorce case is already making news and not just because of how well known or how wealthy the couple may be. Stewart's divorce news is drawing attention because his wife alleges that she found out he filed for divorce by reading about it through the news.
Oftentimes, when people think about alimony payments, they may think of one spouse being well-off or the breadwinner and the other spouse being in a significant amount of need. However, Pennsylvania couples going through a divorce may want to make note of a recent high-profile celebrity case that shows even in a case where it is perceived that both spouses are well-off, anyone may request alimony during a divorce. The case involves Demi Moore and her recent request to receive support payments from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ashton Kutcher.
When most people think about Valentine's Day, they typically picture roses, chocolate and quiet romantic dinners. However, Pennsylvania couples may want to take note of the fact that holidays, even Valentine's Day, may be the perfect time for someone to file for divorce. While others open boxes of candy, some may think it is the best time to start anew by filing for divorce.
A former state representative from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has recently had marital problems that led him to the courtroom and then to jail. The divorce process could be complex because there are many past issues to consider, such as alleged domestic violence, drunk driving, extra-marital affairs and child custody arrangements. The representative's wife has gotten a court order to protect her from potential abuse, so the couple will not have any contact with one another before the court proceedings take place.
A billionaire's wife recently filed for divorce from her husband of 43 years. The couple's fortune is estimated to be worth $1.6 billion dollars, and reports state they had no prenuptial agreement. Any type of divorce in Pennsylvania can be difficult, but when massive wealth is as stake, there is always the possibility of lengthy divorce proceedings while couples try to come to a property division agreement fair to both of them.
A well-known west coast car salesman has again landed in divorce court, this time for his fourth marital split. Pennsylvania readers are likely aware of Cal Worthington, who is best known for his memorable television commercials about selling vehicles. The man managed to amass a large fortune, but could have to part with some of those funds during his latest divorce. Although his wife denies it, Worthington claims she signed a prenuptial agreement limiting her rights in the event of a divorce.
Not all family holidays are as warm and fuzzy as the movies make them out to be. If divorce is a factor in the upcoming holiday, it could be a cause for concern, especially if there is bitterness between the parties. While it can certainly be a stressful time for everyone, Pennsylvania couples in the midst of a separation or who are already divorced may need to take some additional steps to ensure their holiday goes smoothly.
The baby boom has had lasting effects on American demographics, and as boomers continue to age, their choices continue to drive statistics in a number of arenas. In particular, boomers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have significantly impacted trending in marriage and divorce. That influence continues to be felt as many boomers are divorcing later in life.
For many years, it was assumed that the longer a couple stayed together, the less likely they would be to go through a divorce. While that still may be true for many couples, a recent study found that those individuals 50 years and older are getting divorced at a much higher rate than 20 years ago. And, given that many older Pennsylvania couples will be facing a wide range of issues as they continue to age, a divorce may be a little more complex than if they had filed 20 years earlier.