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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in Pennsylvania
The duration of a divorce in Pennsylvania can vary widely based on multiple factors. In general, Pennsylvania law requires a waiting period of at least 90 days from the date of filing to finalize a no-fault divorce, provided both parties agree. However, if there are disputes over issues like property division, alimony, child custody, and support, the process can take longer, potentially several months to over a year. Complex cases or contested matters may prolong the process. It’s advisable to consult with a qualified attorney to get a more accurate estimate based on your specific circumstances.
Can I Get A Legal Separation?
In Pennsylvania, there is no legal separation.
What If My Spouse Is Hiding Money Income Or Assets?
Our expert attorneys can force your spouse to turn over important financial documents during the divorce process. This will provide you with a clear financial picture before making any divorce-related decisions.
What Happens If I Am Not On The Deed To The House Or On The Title To The Car?
Property acquired during the divorce is often considered marital property. As a result, even if only one spouse’s name is on a piece of property, it can still be divided during the divorce. This is why, throughout a divorce, you need an experienced team of attorneys on your side.
What Is A ‘No-Fault’ Divorce?
A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce where neither spouse is required to prove that the other spouse did something wrong to cause the marriage to end. In a no-fault divorce, the parties are essentially acknowledging that the marriage has irretrievably broken down due to irreconcilable differences or similar reasons. This type of divorce is based on the idea that marriages can end due to the breakdown of the relationship, without the need to assign blame.
What Is Marital Property?
Marital property typically refers to any assets or income acquired by either spouse during the marriage. Nevertheless, there are certain exceptions to this rule. To ensure that you are fully aware of the legal options available to you, it is essential to have trustworthy attorneys guide you through the process.
What Is Equitable Distribution?
Equitable distribution is the legal process of dividing marital property in a divorce. This requires the court to consider several factors when dividing assets. It’s crucial to have the support and guidance of a team of expert attorneys and accountants to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for all parties involved. Our experienced professionals provide personalized advice and strategic planning to help settle marital property disputes effectively.
What Is A Marriage Settlement Agreement?
A marriage settlement agreement is a legally binding contract that divides marital property, including assets such as houses, retirement accounts, bank accounts, and vehicles. This agreement can also address spousal and child support, or alimony.
How Much Does Divorce Cost?
The cost of divorce in Pennsylvania varies depending on the complexity of the case. Our team is committed to providing trustworthy and efficient guidance to ensure the best outcome for you and your family. With our experienced team, you can expect honest answers to your questions and personalized advice tailored to your unique situation.
Will I Have To Go To Court For My Divorce?
It is unlikely that you will need to attend court for your divorce as many of our clients are able to reach a settlement without litigation. Our team of expert attorneys will assist in guiding you through the entire process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. Trust in our experience to help you finalize your divorce without having to appear in court.