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What can divorce do?

Philadelphia residents who are experiencing marital troubles may have many questions. For many, this is not an easy time in their lives. There is much about marital strife that can prove to be stressful. After all, there are very few who truly expect to experience divorce before getting married and many may worry about the stigma attached to the end of a marriage. Thankfully, by acquainting oneself with what can be accomplished in divorce, many of these stresses may be quelled.

So, just what can divorce do? There are a number of things that can be accomplished in divorce. The first, and perhaps one of the most contentious, is property division. In many cases, the court will try to split up property in the fairest and most economic way possible. However, some divorcing spouses may have assets that are of particular value to them. With the help of an attorney, it is often possible to fight for assets that may hold special value to a divorcing spouse.

Divorce can also help to settle support obligations. This can include spousal support and child support. Depending on the specifics of the divorce case, it may be appropriate for one of the divorcing spouses to pay the other one alimony. This is often true if one of the divorcing spouses has sacrificed a career in order to stay home with a child, for instance. If there is a stay-at-home parent, it can also become necessary for the primary breadwinner to cover monthly child support payments.

Knowing what a divorcing spouse wants to accomplish in divorce prior to the proceedings can prove immensely helpful. Attorneys are available to help assist divorcing spouses in the planning phase of a divorce.

Source: FindLaw, "What Is Divorce Good For?," Accessed on Nov. 17, 2015

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