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Some jobs more prone than others for divorce

Pennsylvania couples might be interested in the findings of a study on occupation and divorce in the United States. Data from the 2015 American Community Survey was examined and gathered for presentation by FlowingData comparing divorce rates across different jobs. According to the study, people working as bartenders are more likely to get divorced than those working in any other field. Flight attendants were also found to have a high risk of divorce.

The impact contradictory rules have on children

Pennsylvania children of divorced parents who split their time between two households may face contradictions when it comes to house rules. Parental rules on the things ranging from food choices to bedtime to entertainment options may change depending on which house the child is staying in. Too many contradictions in co-parenting could have a detrimental mental and emotional effect on the children involved.

The process of getting a DNA test

For a Pennsylvania resident, getting a DNA test can be a useful step toward determining parentage. During the DNA test process, a person's mouth or cheek will be swabbed for cells. Once the cells are collected, the chain of custody of those cells is tracked meticulously. This helps to ensure that the results are accurate, and samples are tested twice before they are certified to further ensure accuracy.

When to avoid mediation during a divorce

For Pennsylvania couples who are considering divorce, there are several methods to go about ending a marriage. One of the most popular methods is called mediation, where couples come together to hash out an agreement with the help of a trained neutral third party. While this method is affordable, it does have some drawbacks that may make other methods more appealing.

About divorces

Pennsylvania residents who are considering ending their marriage should have a realistic view of the process. Understanding that a divorce can be unpredictable can help in accepting the outcome.

Career can play an important role in divorce

Career and financial woes can be some of the biggest contributors to divorce for couples in Pennsylvania and across the United States. An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that certain occupations are much more highly correlated with divorce than others, and stress on the job may play a major role in placing additional stress on a marriage, especially for younger couples.

How estranged couples can avoid bad divorce advice

When Pennsylvania couples are going through a divorce, it can seem as if everyone around them has a great deal of often-unwelcome advice. Many of the beliefs held by laypeople are factually incorrect, so it's important to verify before taking advice from friends and family or others.

Taxes important issue during divorces

A Pennsylvania couple who is ending their marriage often goes through a long period of making arrangements to split their financial lives. Before the divorce is finalized, they should consider tax issues and document everything thoroughly. In the case of alimony, the party paying it typically may deduct it, and the recipient must declare it as taxable income. For the payer to qualify for the tax deduction, the payments must be spelled out within a divorce agreement.

Options for determining child support

Pennsylvania parents who are getting a divorce may be concerned that child support will be imposed upon them by a judge, but there are a number of ways that parents can come to an agreement. This is often done with the assistance of their separately-retained attorneys. The issues that need to be agreed upon are how long the child support will last, how much it will be and how often it will be paid.

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