In Pennsylvania, individuals who want to file for divorce may have the option of filing “fault” or “no-fault” divorce. FAULT DIVORCE – DEFINED As the name suggests, fault divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific reasons why they should be divorced. These reasons relate to the other spouse’s conduct that […]
Pennsylvania courts award “reasonable” alimony when the court determines that alimony is “necessary”. Unfortunately, all too often what you may think is reasonable and necessary and what the court thinks is reasonable and necessary are often two very different things. So how does a court determine when alimony is necessary and what amount of alimony
In Pennsylvania, marital assets must be equitably divided before the divorce can become final. The term “equitably” does not mean “equal”. It generally means “fair”. To determine how to equitably divide the assets, the first step is to determine which assets are marital and which assets are non-marital. Divorce attorneys will often assemble a list
Many individuals facing a divorce in Pennsylvania view it as a one-two punch. First, there are the rather deep emotional challenges of breaking up with your spouse and starting a whole new life for yourself and all of the uncertainties that go along with that. Second, there are the legal challenges that include lawyers and
A Pennsylvania divorce can be a relatively simple process or a lengthier, more complicated one. Divorces are usually more complicated when other related matters such as child custody, child support, spousal support, alimony and division of marital property are involved. Each of these matters must be resolved prior to the entry of the divorce decree.