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Dissolution of Marriage in Pennsylvania

Quick Answer: What is a Dissolution of Marriage in Pennsylvania? “Dissolution” of a marriage may be the legal label in other states, but in Pennsylvania, it is and always has been “divorce”, both as the name and the process itself.  If you see...

Protecting Assets in a PA Divorce

Generally speaking, to protect one’s assets in a Pennsylvania divorce from being equitably (that is, fairly, not necessarily equally) distributed in a divorce action in Pennsylvania, steps must be taken BEFORE one gets married. One way is a prenuptial agreement....

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....

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...

What Name Should I Use In My Divorce?

A divorce is a formal legal action filed in a court of law. Accordingly, the parties to the action – the couple getting divorced – must be identified properly and legally on the court documents. Based upon my divorce practice dating back to several years...