You and your ex divorced earlier this year. He’s a doctor, and he earns considerably more than you do. Consequently, the court ordered that he pay you a sizeable sum in alimony each month. However, your ex just announced that he’s decided to quit his private practice and travel instead to Rwanda to volunteer for Doctors Without Borders.
We’ve posted a lot of articles discussing the ins and outs of marriage. But what about non-traditional unions between couples? In such cases, is there a divorce requirement if the relationship heads south?
If your spouse cheated on you, you may want to file for divorce. In the state of Pennsylvania, adultery is considered a fault ground for divorce. There are certain things you should know about this type of divorce proceeding:
In our last post, we discussed how spousal support works for couples who are separated but are not yet legally divorced. In this post, we examine the specifics of financial support to an ex-spouse after the divorce is finalized. This type of payment is known as alimony.
Going through a divorce is often a stress-filled, turbulent experience. If your spouse is the sole bread winner or earns considerably more than you do, you may be worried about where a divorce will leave you financially.
Going through a divorce can be a painful, chaotic process. For most of us, divorce is a new experience, and we might not be sure what to prepare for. But, much like a job interview, being prepared can impact the outcome of your divorce.
The chances of divorce spike in marriages where step-kids are involved, according to a recent article. While more than two-thirds of first marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, the success rates of second and third marriages steadily decline from there. Remarriages have extra challenges. A second marriage can be more complicated if there are children from a previous marriage involved, and if there are ex-spouses who are obstructing a smooth transition.
In the event of a personal injury, the allocation of compensation within a family can vary based on the details of the case. If, for example, you are injured due to medical malpractice, you might the sole recipient of financial restitution. Or perhaps, if applicable, your spouse also receives restitution as part of a loss of consortium claim. Alternatively, if your minor child is the victim of medical malpractice, there may be benefits awarded both to your child as well as to you and your spouse jointly.
Spousal support, which is often called alimony, is a critical piece to many divorces all across the country. It isn't guaranteed to be involved in any given divorce, but when it is, the spouses involved will have a bunch of important questions that they will need answered. What are the terms of the spousal support arrangement? How much will it cost? What factors are used to determine spousal support?
Couples planning their divorce in Pennsylvania can expect to encounter mediation at some point during the process. Some couples choose to pursue it on their own, while others see a mediator as the result of a court order. Knowing how the process works can help you make informed decisions and get the most out of mediation.