Individuals in Pennsylvania may be interested to learn that a woman was allowed to serve divorce papers using Facebook when she was unable to locate her husband by other means. After attempts to locate the man by phone and email and even a private detective failed, a judge approved her use of Facebook since the man was active on the site.
Pennsylvania residents are likely aware that many doctors work long hours and cope with high levels of stress while on the job, and they may believe that this would lead to a higher divorce rate among physicians. However, a study recently published found that doctors actually divorce at a lower rate than other medical professionals.
When couples apply for divorce, they may find the process complex and confusing. They may have to arrange child custody agreements, establish property division and negotiate the terms of the divorce. However, Pennsylvania residents may be surprised to learn that the often-quoted statistic that claims that around 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce is actually inaccurate. According to data from a New York Times blog, the rate of divorce in the U.S. has been steadily dropping for years since its high levels in the 1970s and 1980s.
Pennsylvania residents who relinquished their house during the property division phase of their divorce proceedings may want to be prepared for the credit issues they could face as a result. Although a judge may have awarded one spouse the marital home, the other spouse will still be tied to the unpaid debt in the eyes of the mortgage lender.
Even in a somewhat amicable divorce, there is the potential for stress and disagreement over issues such as property division and child custody. Support and guidance can be important for getting through the process, and reliable advice is important where issues such as marital property and jointly-held debts are concerned. It is important to be sure that these issues are considered carefully not only in terms of equitable division but also in terms of the potential implications at the conclusion of divorce proceedings.