Month: February 2020

is pennsylvania a no fault state for divorce

Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

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 …

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Is There Alimony in Pennsylvania Law? How Is It Calculated?

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 …

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Is Inheritance Marital Property in PA?

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 …

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Basics of Annulment in Pennsylvania: Some Important Considerations

There are distinct differences between a divorce and an annulment.  An annulment refers to a Court Order declaring that a marriage is void.  In other words, an annulment is a declaration that the marriage never legally existed.  A divorce, on the other hand, is a Court Order or Decree declaring that the parties are no …

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Uncontested Divorce in Pennsylvania: The Pros and Cons

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 …

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Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreements aka Property Settlement Agreements Make Divorce Easier

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.   …

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Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana In Pennsylvania

THE PENNSYLVANIA MARIJUANA DUI LAW In Pennsylvania, an individual may not drive, operate or be in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle under any of the following circumstance if there is in the individual’s blood any amount of a: Schedule I controlled substance, as defined in the act of April 14, 1972 …

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