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How Can I Achieve a No-Fault Divorce in PA?

Posted By Cairns Law Offices || 16-Oct-2018

Some states are no-fault divorce states, while others like Pennsylvania are “mixed states.” Meaning, a spouse can file for divorce on fault-based grounds or no-fault grounds. Is one better than the other? In our opinion a no-fault divorce is the way to go, even if one spouse’s marital misconduct, such as infidelity or being a bad spouse was the root cause of the breakdown of the marriage.

Why do we think that no-fault divorces are better? Because, once you’ve decided your marriage is over, it’s over. What’s the point in “proving” your spouse’s misconduct? What’s the point in incurring way more legal fees just to demonstrate to the court that your spouse made too many mistakes? We believe it’s far better to save your money and preserve as much as the marital assets as possible.

Tips for Achieving a No-Fault Divorce

At Cairns Law Offices, we offer no-fault divorces for just $219. Forget about spending $2,000, $5,000 or more on a divorce. With our cheap divorce services, you can save your dough for the important things like a place of your own, a cushion in savings, a financial advisor, or your new health insurance policy.

What does it take to achieve a cheap, no-fault divorce? Here are our tips:

  • Set your differences aside and get along with your soon to be former spouse. This is critical! If you can’t reach a marital settlement agreement with your spouse, we can’t help you and you can’t take advantage of our cheap divorce services.
  • Behave on social media. Before you post stop and think, “Would this status update anger my spouse?” If so, leave it off social media. You don’t want to ruin your chances of an amicable no-fault divorce by antagonizing your spouse.
  • Do not badmouth your spouse. Remember, word travels fast and if you say bad things about your spouse, they can get back to him or her. Bad blood can quickly turn an uncontested divorce into a heated battle.
  • Don’t make any big purchases. Amid divorce is NOT the time to buy a new car or take a lavish vacation as this will only stir things up. To keep things simple, don’t make any questionable purchases.
  • Treat your spouse with respect and encourage him or her to do the same. This is the single biggest factor in achieving a cheap, no-fault divorce.
  • If the divorce has you down, consider seeking support from a counselor, therapist, or someone from your church. There’s nothing wrong with getting emotional support from the right people. Avoid using your children as sounding boards.
  • Educate yourself on your rights and responsilbities under Pennsylvania’s divorce laws. Eliminate the mystery and you’ll feel empowered.

Related: We Both Want a Divorce, What’s Next?

Looking for a Pennsylvania no-fault divorce attorney to represent you? To have a positive and affordable divorce experience, contact Cairns Law Offices today.