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Pennsylvania's one-year divorce separation period

Beginning on December 4, 2016, the separation waiting period for Pennsylvania couples undergoing divorce dropped from two years to one year. Changing this time requirement impacted couples who were and are seeking a less stressful way to divorce and reach settlements.

What is collaborative law divorce and what are its benefits?

When a Pennsylvania couple is considering divorce, it is likely that they have many important questions and concerns. One question they may have is if there are options available that might make their divorce less acrimonious, costly and time consuming. One option that might help is a collaborative law divorce. The collaborative law divorce process is an out-of-court divorce option for couples to consider.

Understanding the benefits of collaborative law divorce

Collaborative law is an alternative to the traditional divorce process which can involve contentious and costly court disputes. Unfortunately, the understandable emotions that surround the divorce process can lead to acrimonious disputes that result in a process that may cost a divorcing couple time and money and make amicable solutions to divorce-related concerns challenging.

Who can benefit from the collaborative divorce process?

If you and your spouse have come to the difficult decision to get a divorce, you may be wondering about how to approach the process. For many people getting a divorce, it is their first time and they aren't always sure what to expect. This is completely understandable, and because of this, some married couples aren't aware of a specific type of divorce process that could mean less stress on themselves and family members.

Collaborative law can be a less stressful form of divorce

If you and your spouse have come to the difficult decision to get a divorce, you both would likely prefer to do it in the least painful manner possible. Since it is already a big change for everyone involved, most people are looking to have it go as smoothly as possible. If parties are willing to communicate, there is one type of divorce that can be favorable for the parties involved. This type of divorce is often referred to as collaborative divorce.

The unconsidered risks of teen drinking and driving

Teenage motorists are more likely to end up in drunk driving accidents than any other age group on the roads in Butler County. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for adolescent drivers When alcohol is a factor, the risks that teenagers face on the roads increase significantly. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol, but the fear of jail time and criminal records are not enough to deter some young offenders. Parents should learn more about the dangers of teenage alcohol intoxication and driving so they can guide their kids to make better decisions.

Parents can work out custody details in a collaborative way

When co-parenting from separate households, it can be a real challenge to balance every party's priorities. The best interests of the child always come first. However, parents may have limitations that can affect how this goal is accomplished. Believe it or not, there is a less stressful way to work out custody details of your child's custody arrangement.

What is collaborative divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a time and money saving alternative to the traditional divorce litigation process. Rather than engaging in contentious courtroom disputes, divorcing couples may wish to avoid litigation and consider collaborative family law as an alternative. Divorcing couples may wonder, however, how collaborative divorce works.

Benefits of collaborative law

Collaborative law divorce is an alternative to the traditional divorce process that is commonly litigated in family law court. The process aims to help divorcing couples work together to resolve divorce-related concerns before they become disputes and without the need for litigation. Because litigation can be costly financially and emotionally and time consuming, it is beneficial when divorcing couples are able to avoid litigation.

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