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is needed for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania?
The marriage must be irretrievably broken, and
be a waiting period. One type of no-fault divorce has a 90-day waiting
period; the other a two-year waiting period. There are reasons for
choosing one or the other or both in the complaint. Your attorney will
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every divorce in Pennsylvania have to go to court?
Many divorces are settled without court involvement. The attorneys can
draft a Property Settlement Agreement. After it is signed, it acts as a
contract between the parties, spelling out property rights and
resolving other issues. Divorces that require the use of the courts are
often much more expensive.
can I file for divorce in Pennsylvania?
must be a resident of Pennsylvania for at least six months (or your
spouse must be present for at least six months) before you can file for
divorce in Pennsylvania.
soon can I get divorced in Pennsylvania?
an uncontested divorce, you can get divorced in as soon as 90 days from
the time the Complain is filed and served. This time can be longer,
depending on the willingness of the other party to cooperate, return
the signed papers, and complete any other related matters. It also
depends upon how long other matters take, such as property division,
custody of children, and support.
my spouse is served with my divorce complaint, does that mean I will be
automatically divorced in 90 days?
No. Both parties must sign the final papers, and
paperwork will be submitted to court to obtain the final decree. In
addition, your lawyer will want all the issues of divorce to be settled
before you sign the final papers, so it may take longer than 90 days.
The 90 days is a minimum.
are some grounds for a "fault" divorce?
Some grounds for the granting of a fault divorce are
adultery, abuse, and abandonment.
my spouse contest the divorce?
Usually the actual divorce is not contested, but sometimes
property division and related issues such as custody are contested.
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