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Divorce in Pennsylvania

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Posted: Thu. Jul 20
Divorce is often marked by many emotions experienced by both spouses. It is a kind of death, as it signifies the end of a relationship that was entered into as a perfect union.

When one or both spouses seek the dissolution of marriage in Pennsylvania, one spouse begins the process of divorce by filing a complaint against their spouse in the appropriate county court. A divorce is like any other lawsuit in that it starts with the filing and service of a complaint.

*In order to file for divorce in PA, one spouse must have resided in the state for at least 6 months before the complaint is to be filed.*
In Pennsylvania, there are two types of divorce proceedings: Fault, and no-fault. You can achieve a no-fault divorce in a few ways, and the quickest path to divorce in PA is through an uncontested, no-fault divorce.

If a divorce is contested, the contesting spouse will have to prove that the marriage failed as a result of the other spouse’s fault. This is a lengthy legal process that is both expensive, and often difficult to prove in court. Two positions must be proven: That the other spouse is at fault; and that the plaintiff had no faulty behavior of their own during the marriage which contributed to its demise.

Divorce can have long-term repercussions when not handled properly. Each party to a divorce needs to have experienced and well-qualified legal representation in their corner to negotiate the terms of the divorce that will best serve their interests now, and in the future.

The stakes are high. We understand this, and we know how to proceed on your behalf so you can be confident the resulting terms of your divorce and marriage settlement agreement will allow you to move forward with your life. Call a Tibbott & Richardson divorce attorney today for a free initial consultation.

Tibbott & Richardson
1040 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 444-7171
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