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When it comes to your divorce don't hate, collaborate

The dissolution of marriage is a stressful process. Anyone who has been or is going through it would tell you this. It simply is the nature of divorce. There are alternatives to traditional divorce proceedings, though, that can make this daunting thing a little easier to handle. Collaborative law is an option for couples in Pennsylvania who wish to end their marriages. What is this and how can it be beneficial to you?

Getting a divorce? Watch your social media activities

Divorce has always been a complicated process, but in the age of social media, things are stickier than ever. Social media is used for a variety of purposes. People post business accomplishments, their child's milestones, vent about their political frustrations, brag about their vacations, show off their new toys, share fun recipes and silly cat videos and more. Some see their social media accounts as a safe haven, and may even feel more open about their lives online than they are in person. However, when it comes to people who are in the process of divorce, this can be a dangerous way to think, and in many cases, it can be costly in terms of dollars and reputation.

Four things to do when divorce is inevitable

If you are considering a divorce, you are likely experiencing a very emotional time in your life. Unfortunately, during such times, your emotions can make thinking clearly difficult, if not impossible. However, divorce is a very serious time, so one misstep can potentially have long-term effects on your life.

In divorce, neither the parents nor the children 'win'

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. From legal battles to trying to "one-up" each other with the kids, it can be difficult to learn that there really are no "winners" when it comes to divorce. Most divorcing couples who have children do want what is best for them; however, it is often hard to see what is best if their sight is always on who crosses the finish line first.

Is your divorce just a failure?

You've probably heard people say it: My marriage failed. There is this idea that getting a divorce is just a failure, as if it is something everyone should avoid. Is this really the best way to think about it, especially if you're moving toward divorce yourself?

Making the decision to end a marriage

Deciding to end a relationship is never an easy choice. Allegheny County spouses often take a long time to think about divorce before making a final decision. Professionals who study relationships counsel couples and assist spouses with the divorce process have advice for spouses considering the dissolution of a marriage.

In a Pennsylvania divorce, who keeps the cash and the property?

When getting divorced in Pennsylvania, determining who gets to keep your property -- especially any cash that you have on hand or in bank accounts -- is incredibly important. All of your assets have to be reported during the case, and it is illegal to hide assets.

Divorce in Pennsylvania like being an air traffic controller

Divorce is stressful -- no one disputes that. You are making life changing decisions about family law issues like child custody, support and the distribution of debts and assets. It is said that getting through a divorce successfully is like being an air traffic controller. You are trying to land jumbo jets coming in on all these different runways in Pennsylvania. These jets are the issues that you have to deal with.

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