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Divorce filings spike in January

Many people in Pennsylvania who were considering divorce over the holiday season will file their paperwork in January. The first month of the year is a popular time for initiating the end of a marriage, and many family law attorneys notice a spike in filings during this time. However, people who are getting serious about this issue should think carefully before filing a petition.

What are some things to consider regarding prenuptials?

When Pennsylvania couples are planning on getting married, they might wonder about whether or not they should have a prenuptial agreement. These agreements may be needed in order to protect the financial interests of the parties if their marriage doesn't last or if other events take place. There are advantages and disadvantages of prenuptial agreements that people might want to consider.

Getting divorced later in life

Pennsylvania couples may be interested to learn that the divorce rate for those who are over 50 years of age has doubled between 1990 and 2010. Nonetheless, divorcing later in life can still have severe financial consequences for those who are older. Additionally, spouses who took time away from work to raise children may be financially disadvantaged if they do get a divorce.

How online life can affect divorce proceedings

People in Pennsylvania and across the country are fully emerged in the era of social media. They are sometimes inclined to make a public display of their personal lives online. When couples are going through a divorce, posts on social media could backfire if they reveal information that doesn't match what they say in court. They are advised to keep certain types of information off of social media and even out of personal emails.

Increasing divorce rates among older individuals

The rate of divorces in the United States hit a high in the 1980s and have declined since then. However, there are still widespread concerns that divorce is rapid and that 50 percent of all marriages end in separation. Pennsylvania residents might want to know why a University of Maryland study found that the divorce rate could eventually rise to 52.7 percent based on current data.

Pennsylvania parents strive for a friendly divorce

Divorce is complicated and full of emotions, but it does not have to cause constant arguments between parents. As a marriage dissolves, many parents are left wondering how they can form a friendly partnership for the sake of their children. One counseling psychologist developed four categories for divorced parents in the mid-1990s. He calls them Fiery Foes, Angry Associates, Cooperative Colleagues, and Perfect Pals. A fifth category has also been added, called Dissolved Duos, for parents who have no contact with one another.

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