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Changing and Retaking Prior Names and Pennsylvania Divorce

It is both common and understandable for divorce clients and non-lawyers, in general, to toss around interchangeably the terms “name change” and “take back a prior name” when deciding to begin a low-cost, simple, uncontested, no-fault,...

Is A Pennsylvania Divorce Decree Valid Everywhere?

This does not come up often, but when it does, I find it very striking. Over the decades, two or three clients have asked me whether or not their Pennsylvania divorce would be valid if they were to leave the USA on vacation or if they moved out of the USA permanently....

Retirement Funds and Pennsylvania Divorce

Everything that accumulates in the course of a marriage is fair game to be divided up when the decision is made to end the marriage. In Pennsylvania, we have equitable distribution of marital assets. Equitable means economically fair and that may or may not be equal....

How Long Is The Waiting Period In A Pennsylvania Divorce?

I have had people get married on Saturday and contact me the following Monday about beginning a divorce. On the other hand, I have had couples separated for as long as fifty-eight years before the decision to file a divorce was made. Therefore, it can be stated that...

I’m Not in PA But My Spouse Is, But I Don’t Know Where

Over the decades, many people have contacted me from outside of Pennsylvania. They had read on my website that they could get a low-cost, simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce if their spouses were in Pennsylvania. The problem was that they “knew” that...