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How to move on after divorce

Divorce can be a very stressful process, especially when both parties cannot decide on the terms of the divorce settlement. No matter how emotionally challenging divorce may be for Pennsylvania residents, it is a part of life that one can overcome. Here are three things that you can do to help keep yourself intact but that will allow you to learn the benefits of moving on after a divorce.

Pennsylvania to continue subsidies for adoption of foster kids

Many Pennsylvania foster parents continue to support their foster children beyond the age of 18. They say that many of their foster children simply aren't ready to be on their own, so they continue to support them because they care about them. However, prior to Pennsylvania's adoption of the federal 2008 Fostering Connections Act, those foster parents were not receiving subsidies for caring for foster children between the ages of 18 and 21.

Divorce improves financial awareness for high-income women

A survey from a financial consulting firm suggests that many high-net-worth women believe that they are better off financially after their divorce than they were going into the process. When asked, 62 percent of women with a net worth of $1 million or more feel that their divorce improved their financial standing. More surprising: the improvement is not solely one of financial gain from the dissolution of the marriage.

Easing into joint child custody for divorced Pennsylvania parents

Although couples who have recently divorced may not agree on everything, they can definitely agree on wanting the best for their children. With the children's well-being in mind, Pennsylvania parents can try to create a solid foundation for co-parenting. It seems that agreeing to the terms of shared child custody requires both parents being able to communicate with one another effectively. Some tips toward successful co-parenting were outlined in a recent Huffington Post article.

Collaborative divorce for baby boomers?

According to the federal 2009 American Community Survey, adults age 50 and older have gone from being only one in every 10 people who have divorced in 1990, to being one in every four people in 2009. There are more than several potential reasons why a couple older in age may choose to divorce later in life.

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