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5 reasons to consider a divorce

There are many times when people fight, especially in a relationship. They might be tired of one another complaining, worried about money or having other relationship issues.

Child custody basics for divorcing parents

Understanding child custody can be a complex process but it can be one of the most important considerations parents are looking at, and may be worried about, going into a divorce. Knowing what the different types of child custody arrangements are, and how they can impact the divorcing couple and their family, can be crucial.

For most PA families facing divorce, shared custody is standard

There was once a time not so long ago when the courts would typically assign primary custody to one parent from a divorcing couple. There were many different reasons that this became the standard, but one of them was the intention to reduce the strain on children in the wake of a divorce.

How is property divided in Pennsylvania during divorce?

One of the most common topics and concerns that comes up during divorce is property division. It is helpful, then, to understand how property is divided in Pennsylvania when a couple is divorcing. Divorcing couples likely have many questions concerning property division.

What factors determine best interests for child custody?

Previously, judges in Pennsylvania used the best interests standard to make child custody determinations without outlining what would be considered relevant for making this determination. This left both a lot of discretion and ambiguity around the topic with each party throwing whatever they thought was relevant to the decision and judges using their discretion. In 2011, however, the law changed slightly -- even though the best interests standard was being followed, the law laid out what factors should be given weighted consideration.

How to regain control of your life after divorce

Even if you realize that divorce is one of the best things you can do to improve your life, it doesn't mean you won't look back and wonder what went wrong. For this reason, it can be a challenge to regain control of your life after divorce. Instead of looking toward the future, you continually dwell on the past.

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