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Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

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John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His ...

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Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' ...

Pamela Wand

Jul 11, 2020

My case was handled efficiently and was resolved more quickly than I anticipated. I was kept informed of the case ...

Alice Raudenbush

Jul 10, 2020

Kathleen took our case a year after it started when our original attorney moved to another state. She took the ...

Clifford D Forester

Jul 10, 2020

Great Representation!

William Gaudette

Jul 10, 2020

I have never had an attorney who actually cared and invested so much effort in trying to help an endless ...

Milton Moritz

Jul 10, 2020

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Property Division Should Never Be Rushed

Property Division Should Never Be Rushed

Once the divorce process has been initiated, many Pennsylvania spouses are eager for it to end. Some are uncomfortable with the uncertainties of their current financial situation and anticipate finalizing the divorce settlement. Others are simply ready to move on with their lives and to begin identifying themselves as a divorced person rather than a separated spouse. Regardless of the reason that a spouse is eager to complete the divorce and property division process, it is important to avoid rushing through the various tasks associated with a Pennsylvania divorce.

Property division is among the most impactful parts of any divorce process. The outcome of the division of marital property will have a lasting impact on the lives of both spouses. There are a number of pros and cons for virtually every choice that must be made during the property division process, and spouses must be willing and able to give this matter the time and attention that it demands.

One of the most common mistakes that spouses make during divorce involves failing to aggressively pursue assets to which they are entitled. Often, individuals are willing to give in to many of the demands of their ex simply to keep the process moving forward. With their attention turned toward the ultimate resolution of the divorce, some spouses will make seriously flawed decisions during property division.

The best course of action during the property division portion of a Pennsylvania divorce is to approach each and every financial decision with a clear head and an objective point of view. Of course, it makes no sense to argue excessively over who will retain a piece of personal property with relatively little monetary value. However, it also makes no sense to walk away from the equity in the family home simply to avoid a high level of contention with one’s spouse and finalize the divorce. This is a time in which decisions must be carefully weighed against one’s current needs as well as any future goals.

Source: The Huffington Post, “A Primer On Divorce And Forgiveness“, Robin Amos Kahn, Sept. 4, 2015

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Property Division Should Never Be Rushed

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