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Financial considerations in divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events that a person can go through in life, and it is becoming more common for people over the age of 50. When people in Pennsylvania get divorced later in life, they are more likely to have financial investments that need to be divided and accounted for before, during and after the process is complete. Among the tasks that should be accomplished are updating beneficiaries, gaining access to accounts, dividing investments and splitting retirement accounts.

Looking at the whole picture before getting a strategic divorce

Most people are interested in ways that they can save money, but not everyone is interested in putting their marriage on the line to do so. However, the so-called 'marriage penalty" has some high-earning Pennsylvania couples talking about using a strategic divorce in order to save money on their taxes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act subjects high-earning couples to a higher tax liability when they file taxes jointly.

Factors in buying the marital home from the spouse after divorce

Pennsylvanians who are getting a divorce will need to consider many factors. In particular, property division can be significantly complex. One issue that is rife for dispute is splitting the marital home. If the parties are agreeable to a negotiation, a buyout is a viable strategy to avoid a long-term battle over ownership.

Preparing for post-divorce finances

The financial aftermath of divorce sometimes leaves people in Pennsylvania struggling to pay bills. Even people with relatively high salaries often go through an adjustment period when shifting from a two-income to a single-income household. A divorce might add new expenses, like spousal or child support, as well. Regardless of their income level, many people have to overhaul their budgets after a divorce. A proactive approach helps to mitigate these financial challenges. Post-divorce budgets should focus on meeting monthly expenses, attacking debt, and building an emergency fund.

Indications that a soon-to-be ex-spouse is hiding money

Pennsylvania residents may be familiar with the gender stereotype of a greedy husband hiding away money to prevent his soon-to-be ex-wife from getting her hands on any of it. This outdated assumption is inaccurate and can be potentially disastrous for husbands going through the divorce process who are interested in a fair divorce settlement.

The health concerns for those going through a gray divorce

Many Pennsylvania couples are finding that getting divorced after 50 can be extremely tough when it comes to their health. While health professionals are finding that divorce can lead to some adverse health issues, it can be particularly harder for those over the age of 50, who may already have underlying or existing medical problems.

Protecting a business with a prenuptial agreement

In the past, asking a significant other to sign a prenuptial agreement in Pennsylvania was often looked down upon. However, as more and more people are waiting to get married, the stigma surrounding prenuptial agreements has begun to dissipate. This is particularly true for people who started businesses before tying the knot.

Debt can put pressure on a marriage

Married couples in Pennsylvania who have student loan debt may at a higher risk of getting divorced. The average student loan balance has increased 62% over the past decade to $34,000. Furthermore, the number of people who owe more than $50,000 in student loan debts has also increased significantly.

Expert witnesses helpful in Pennsylvania divorces

Many Pennsylvania spouses who are going through a divorce are anxious about the process and have no idea what to expect. It's important to remember that each divorcing couple's circumstances are different. Small details can mean the difference between a smooth, amicable separation and a lengthy, contentious battle. Generally, the most complicated divorces involve couples who have a high-net worth, own a business or have fundamental disagreements regarding custody of the children.

Planning for taxes after divorce

Pennsylvania parents who decide to divorce may consider many factors relating to how the end of the marriage might affect the parent-child relationship. From child custody and visitation to negotiating an amicable co-parenting framework, divorcing parents do a great deal of work to prepare for their future. One issue that people may not consider immediately is how the divorce might change their tax filings.

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