Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in Pennsylvania

The length of a divorce in Pennsylvania may vary greatly depending on a number of factors. For a no-fault divorce to be finalized in Pennsylvania, both parties must agree and there must be a waiting period of at least 90 days from the date of filing. But if there are disagreements on matters like property division, alimony, child custody, and support, the process may take longer—possibly anywhere from several months to over a year. Complex situations or contested matters may cause the process to be prolonged. It is best to speak with an experienced attorney for a more precise estimate depending on your individual circumstances.

Can I Get A Legal Separation?

In Pennsylvania, there is no legal separation.

What If My Spouse Is Hiding Money Income Or Assets?

During the divorce process, our experienced attorneys can require your spouse to turn over essential financial documents. Before you make any divorce-related decisions, this will provide you a clear financial picture.

What Happens If I Am Not On The Deed To The House Or On The Title To The Car?

Property obtained during the divorce can often be considered marital property. As a result, even if a piece of property is exclusively in one spouse’s name, it can still be split following the divorce. This is why, during a divorce, you need an experienced team of attorneys on your side.

What Is A ‘No-Fault’ Divorce?

No-fault divorce is a divorce that does not require one spouse to prove the other was at fault for causing the marriage to end. This type of divorce is based on the understanding that marriages can break down for a number of reasons, without requiring blame to be assigned. Instead, the parties acknowledge that the marriage is no longer working due to irreconcilable differences or other reasons.

What Is Marital Property?

Any assets or income obtained by either spouse during the marriage are often referred to as marital property. There are, however, certain exceptions to this rule. It’s important to have dependable attorneys lead you through the process so you are completely informed of all of your legal options.

What Is Equitable Distribution?

Equitable distribution, the legal process of dividing marital property in a divorce, necessitates careful consideration of various factors by the court. To ensure the best outcome for all parties involved, it is crucial to have a proficient team of attorneys and accountants providing guidance and support. Our experienced professionals offer personalized advice and strategic planning to effectively settle marital property disputes.

What Is A Marriage Settlement Agreement?

A marriage settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement that divides marital assets such as homes, retirement funds, bank accounts, and cars. This agreement may also include spousal and child support, as well as alimony.

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

The complexity of the case affects how much a divorce in Pennsylvania costs. Our team of professionals is dedicated to offering reliable and efficient advice to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family. You can count on our knowledgeable team to provide you with honest answers to your questions and specific advice based on your situation.

Will I Have To Go To Court For My Divorce?

There is a slim chance that you will need to appear in court for your divorce, as the majority of our clients are able to reach an agreement without litigation. Our team of experienced lawyers will assist in guiding you through the entire process, ensuring a stress-free and seamless experience. You can rely on our expertise to help you finalize your divorce outside of court.

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