For many Pennsylvania residents, divorce is not only a difficult emotional time but also a trying financial time. When couples split one financial house into two, they often find there is not quite enough to go around. It is generally more expensive to live as a single than as one-half of a couple. Part of the issue is that divorce results in a complex division of debts. Many couples have shared liabilities, such as mortgages, as well as personal debt they brought into the marriage, such as student loans.
It can be very difficult to deal with student loans during divorce. This is because this debt is typically just in one spouse's name, but it has been deeply intertwined between both spouses.