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What may happen if a spouse loses a job during divorce

A person in Pennsylvania who is going through a divorce might be concerned if a higher-paid spouse loses a job during the process. The lower-earning spouse might be worried about whether the spouse can continue paying support during this time or even worried if the spouse is being entirely truthful about the circumstances around the job loss.

Documents divorcing women are often advised to gather

Women ending a marriage in Pennsylvania have many things to consider. If there are significant personal or professional assets involved, one of the main things to consider is finances. Women in this situation are typically advised to gather certain important documents before officially untying the knot.

Couples are more likely to divorce when the wife earns more

Many older Pennsylvania residents will remember a time when husbands were expected to be the primary bread winner. However, that expectation is no longer the norm. In today's world, almost 40% of wives earn more than their husbands. While some couples are fine with this arrangement, it may lead to marital problems. According to a 2016 Harvard University study, there is a 33% higher risk of divorce among couples when the husband earns less than the wife.

Balancing divorce with work

Some divorcing spouses in Pennsylvania may be concerned about how to balance a professional life with a marital separation. One important strategy is to compartmentalize the divorce from work life. Things may arise during the work day, but soon-to-be exes should try to set aside a certain amount of time to deal with the divorce and focus on work the rest of the time.

Steps to take after a divorce is finalized

Typically, there are still actions that need to be taken after a divorce in Pennsylvania has formally concluded. First, it will be important to make changes to a health care policy. If a person was on a former spouse's policy, it will be necessary to find a new individual policy. If a spouse was on his or her ex's policy, that person will need to be removed as soon as possible.

Refinancing or assuming a mortgage after divorce

When couples in Pennsylvania get a divorce, one partner may decide to keep the marital home. Even in this situation, both spouses might decide that they will remain on the joint mortgage. This can be risky because a missed payment will affect both of them even if only one spouse is still living in the house and paying the mortgage.

Factors to consider when selling a house during a divorce

Pennsylvania residents who have gone through a divorce know just how stressful it can be. One of the things that can add to the stress of divorce is deciding what to do with the marital home. Some options that are often looked at include selling it and dividing the proceeds, buying one spouse out, or keeping the home and renting it out.

About grey divorces

One of the many reasons for the increased divorce rate for people in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country who are over the age of 50 is infidelity. Because people who engage in extramarital affairs are not as stigmatized as they once would have been, infidelity has become the reason for many grey divorces. Older members of both sexes may begin finding younger members of the opposite sex more attractive.

Second marriages and the advantages of a prenuptial agreement

Pennsylvania residents who are going into a second marriage may have a number of concerns that could be addressed with a prenuptial agreement. Among these are how to divide assets in case of a divorce, ensuring that both people have a comfortable retirement and old age, and dividing assets between the spouse and children after death.

The most common reasons for getting divorced

Almost all marriages in Pennsylvania begin with an earnest effort to stay together with a spouse for a lifetime, but a variety of factors can cause a relationship to deteriorate over time. By surveying people who've experienced a divorce, the National Center for Biotechnology Information learned what the most common causes of separation are. At the top of the list was lack of commitment with 75 percent of respondents saying that it contributed to their divorce.

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