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Why people may get divorced in Pennsylvania

When Pennsylvanians get married, they likely do so without considering the fact that their marriages might later end in divorce. Unfortunately, many couples do eventually divorce. Research has demonstrated that there are several common reasons that cause couples to end their marriages.

Parental alienation and divorce

Parents in Pennsylvania who are divorced from a spouse who has been diagnosed with a borderline or narcissistic personality disorder might want to be particularly vigilant for signs of parental alienation. This involves one parent manipulating a child so that they turn against the other parent.

An omitted clause in a divorce agreement can be costly

Few parties to a divorce wish to pay excessive alimony to an ex-spouse. However, it is worth noting that alimony is a tax deduction for the paying party. In order to take advantage of the deduction, the divorce documents must be drafted properly. Those required to pay alimony in Pennsylvania should be aware of a recent Tax Court ruling.

Planning to make your parenting plan work for the future

As you prepare for divorce, you know that there are many challenges ahead for you. One of most complex issues in many divorces pertains to child custody, and you may be wondering how you can minimize the negative impact that the end of your marriage will have on your child. One of the ways you can do this is with a thoughtful, carefully crafted parenting plan.

Preventing credit issues after divorce

When couples in Pennsylvania divorce, finances are typically a primary area of concern. This is particularly true if a couple has joint debt in the form of loans, mortgages and credit card accounts. Therefore, it is crucial that debt and credit related issues be addressed during the divorce process.

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