Pennsylvania readers might be interested in the details of a divorce case involving an oil tycoon who is number 39 on Forbes' list of the richest people in the world. Details, however, may be hard to come by as the court overseeing the case sealed most of the records and ordered the trial closed to the public on concerns that proceedings may reveal sensitive information regarding Continental Resources, one of the biggest companies extracting oil from North Dakota's Bakken Shale oil formation.
Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a recent article explaining strategies for the division of a home at divorce. Disentangling oneself from a jointly purchased property presents issues that require consideration, such as actual marital status. For example, if someone attempts to purchase real estate while still legally married, his or her spouse would have a legal claim to the property unless he or she were to sign a quitclaim deed to relinquish interest in the property.