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What If Your Ex Hid Money During the Divorce?

While the law requires both spouses to disclose all assets and liabilities with an accurate estimation of value for distribution between spouses, it's not uncommon for someone to try to hide the actual worth of their property.

The Effects of Divorce on Men and Women

Divorce affects every aspect of a person's life: economic, physical, emotional, and social. Men and women experience these changes differently, however. If you are divorcing, it's best to know what to expect so you can develop a strategy that will help you through the process with the least harm to your health and well-being.

If Your Spouse Won't Agree to a Divorce in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is unusual among states in that it still has both no-fault and fault divorce options on the books. The many issues regarding divorce in PA are defined in Pennsylvania Statutes Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations, Part IV.

Shared Accounts and your Divorce

Digital technology has advanced at such a rapid pace and has permeated so many aspects of our lives that you don't realize how many ways you're dependent on it until you have to separate your digital world from the partner with whom you've shared it.

Why Pro Se Divorce Is a Bad Idea for Most People

"Pro se" is Latin meaning "for oneself." In divorce, it means not retaining legal counsel for any step of the divorce process: filing the paperwork to serve the other spouse divorce papers; negotiating a settlement of all assets, financial support, and custody; and finally, filing the final papers in court, including the Marital Settlement Agreement.

Do We Need a QDRO?

If your spouse has a retirement plan or pension and you are entitled to share in the distributions, you absolutely need a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). In fact, a plan's administrator is not permitted to distribute funds to anyone but the participant without a QDRO.

Student Loans and Your Divorce

Given the high cost of higher education, student loans carried by either or both spouses can weigh heavily on financial decisions and life choices. Often it can delay the purchase of a house or starting a family. This can cause a great deal of stress. It's not surprising that 13% of divorced people say student loans were the major cause of their divorce.

Divorcing a Narcissist: What to Expect, What to Do

Not every jerk is a narcissist. A true narcissist has low empathy, assumes superiority, craves power and control, and wants to win at all costs. Men outnumber women 2:1 in true narcissism, so for ease of reading, I will assume the husband is the narcissist. But this advice is equally important for a husband dealing with a narcissistic wife.

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