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four questions to ask yourself before you get divorced

For your kids and family, divorce is hard to endure. For yourself, it’s a monumental decision that, for better or worse, will change your family dynamic and in some cases, many relationships and quality of life for years to come.

Whether or not you get divorced, you need to be prepared. As much as physical preparation is important, mental preparation is just as valuable.

Can you refuse a breathalyzer test?

It is important to know what your rights are during a traffic stop. While you do have certain rights that protect you, you may not always be able to refuse an officer’s request.

If a law enforcement officer has grounds to believe that you’ve been driving under the influence, the law requires you to submit to a breathalyzer test per their request.

Are you interested in forming a trust?

Trusts, just like estate plans, are not exclusive to the wealthy. Anyone can have one and probably should. It can help you minimize estate expenses and maximize the inheritance you leave behind.

A trust can also help your beneficiaries because it provides an organized accounting of assets that can usually avoid probate. Your beneficiaries may also collect from it for years to come, rather than worrying about managing a lump sum.

What is equitable distribution during a divorce in Pennsylvania?

When you file for divorce, one of the most important things you may have on your mind is how the marital assets will be divided up. With everything from your home, vehicles, furniture and so on, it can be a monumental task going through everything. You will find the process will go much more smoothly if you are on good terms with your soon to be ex-spouse. If that is the case, it will make the dividing up of financial assets and debts much easier. 

Biggest misconceptions in divorce

Divorce is never the plan. You didn’t take all those emotional and financial risks with the plan for it to end in divorce. No matter how many people claim, “divorce isn’t an option for us,” you know it wasn’t the plan for you either.

But then there are so many ideas of what divorce means and what is going to happen if you get a divorce. With so much advice and information, it can be difficult to separate good advice from bad. Someone else’s reality from what will be true for you.

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Red Lion, PA 17356

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