In our family law practice, our lawyers often address questions and misconceptions regarding how long it takes to obtain a divorce in Pennsylvania. While the answer can be complicated, prospective clients are often trying to find the quickest path to achieve one. There are two no-fault grounds for divorce: (1) mutual consent and (2) two-year separation.
So the stock market is breaking new highs. One would think that the result should be happier home life as family portfolios start to bulge faster than Chris Christie's waist line, but the fact of the matter is that recent U. S. Census Bureau data shows that the divorce rate in the United States is skyrocketing. This revelation means one thing, instead of allowing money to assuage all wounds, couples are taking the opportunity to cash out when the going is good. And, because there's money in the coffers, there is money for the spouse who is leaving the marital residence to purchase a new house.
The next key to a strong and successful marriage that we want to look at understanding the role husband and the wife.
In my recent blogs regarding Marriage & Divorce, I have been dealing with the importance of communication to a successful marriage and pointed that in defining communication as an art. therefore, there are a number of key points that must be observed for successful communication.
As divorce and custody litigation progresses, the parties inevitably reach tax season and must determine which parent gets to claim the child/children on their taxes if they are separated, divorced, or were never married. I frequently have clients asking which parent should be entitled to claim the child/children on their taxes. Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer as it should be determined on a case by case basis. Because of this, it is important to have your attorney investigate all of the issues in your case and advise you accordingly.
It's no surprise that parents going through a divorce are often not very good at communicating with one another. While there is no requirement that ex's like one another or even be civil to one another, the ability to work together is important when children are involved. It is obviously ideal if two divorced or separated parents are able to work together regarding their children. However, this is not always the case. Some parents are just too hurt or angry to be able to co-parent and any interaction between the two leads to stress and conflict.
The new Steve Carell comedy-drama "Crazy, Stupid Love" is generating some discussion as to whether its depiction of a separating couple is realistic. The movie is attracting some criticism because (spoiler alert), the separating couple reunites at the end.