Pennsylvania couples in the midst of ending their marriage may not always be making their financial futures a top priority. However, the emotions common in many divorces can end up leading to financial mistakes that have long-lasting consequences for one or both parties involved. A lack of understanding of the household finances, a lack of legal or financial advice and the tendency to make emotional agreements without formal documentation can all complicate the divorce process.
To many Pennsylvania residents, a pet may seem like a member of their family, but in the event of a divorce, the courts will treat it as another piece of property. Therefore, an individual seeking custody of a pet may have to negotiate for custody or some sort of visitation schedule. In many cases, a visitation or custody arrangement can be negotiated in a manner similar to a child custody arrangement.