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Recent Posts in Mutual Consent Divorce Category

  • Can Military Spouses Get a Cheap, No-Fault Divorce?

    || 15-May-2017

    Marriage in the military can be very difficult, especially upon young couples who have only been together for a short while. Young military families often have to deal with one deployment after the next and frequent moves while the non-military spouse has to maintain the household and the family all by themselves for months at a time. Sometimes loneliness, adultery, or the strain of physical ...
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  • Adultery & a Pennsylvania No-Fault Divorce

    || 17-Apr-2017

    Some states, such as California and Nevada are called “no-fault” divorce states, meaning, people can’t get fault-based divorces in no-fault divorce states. Pennsylvania on the other hand, allows spouses to seek no-fault divorces and fault-based divorces. For the resident of Pennsylvania whose spouse cheated on them, this can get a little confusing. Suppose you’re married ...
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  • How to Cope Through Divorce

    || 6-Mar-2017

    If you had a tough marriage, or if it has ended that way, you may be asking yourself, “How am I going to cope through the divorce ?” Even if you have decided that you just can’t take it anymore, that doesn’t mean that the divorce has to be this extremely painful process. Regardless of how you and your spouse feel about each other, we’re almost certain that neither of ...
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  • Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 20-Feb-2017

    If you’re a resident of Pennsylvania and you’re headed for divorce, you’re bound to hear certain legal terms thrown around, such as “uncontested divorce,” “ mutual consent divorce,” “no-fault divorce,” and “two-year separation rule.” For the purposes of this post, we’re going to shed light on uncontested divorce and what it ...
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  • How to Have a Positive Divorce

    || 31-Jan-2017

    Let’s face it, life’s transitions can be hard, no matter how simple they really are. If we’re smart, we plan in advance for the biggest transitions. When we’re in high school, for example, we strive for As so we can score well on our SATs and so we can get into the college of our choice. When our first-born is ready for daycare or preschool, we carefully research the ...
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  • Is a Cheap Divorce Too Good to Be True?

    || 9-Jan-2017

    For tens of thousands of couples, the “cost” of divorce keeps them from ending an empty, unsatisfying, or otherwise hollow marriage. They’ve heard of divorces costing spouses $3,000 to $5,000 each, if not more, and they’re afraid they can’t afford to end their unhappy marriage so they decide to “grin and bear it, sometimes for years on end. If you live in ...
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  • Residency Requirement for Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 3-Jan-2017

    In most parts of the United States, people cannot move to a new state and file for divorce shortly afterwards. Instead, most states require that people meet what is called the “residency requirement” before they can file for divorce. Does Pennsylvania have a residency requirement? Yes, like most other states it does. In order to file for divorce in Pennsylvania, either you or your ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Divorce Attorney?

    || 8-Dec-2016

    In the Pennsylvania legal system, people have the right to represent themselves in criminal and civil cases, but that does not mean they should. You've probably heard about criminal defendants firing their public defenders or private criminal defense attorneys and representing themselves, and as we all know, that never ends well. Is divorce any different? From a legal standpoint you are ...
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  • What does Separate & Apart Mean During an Uncontested Divorce?

    || 5-Dec-2016

    With relationships changing in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania and the country, definitions legal terms can be confusing. To help sort through the legal terminology for an uncontested divorce, we have dedicated this blog to explaining the meaning of the term "separate and apart" in Pennsylvania. You must be living separate and apart to get a Pennsylvania divorce. Our current ...
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  • Grounds for Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 24-Oct-2016

    Are you contemplating divorce? If you decide to take the plunge, in your divorce papers you will need to indicate on what "ground" you are divorcing. In other words, you must note the reason why you're filing for a divorce. In Pennsylvania, spouses can file for divorce on both fault and no-fault grounds. If a spouse wants to file a "fault" divorce, he or she is essentially ...
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  • Pennsylvania Divorce Made Easy

    || 30-Aug-2016

    If you are contemplating divorce, the fear of a complex divorce may have you second-guessing yourself. Or, perhaps the fear of being separated for two long years before you are single again seems like too much to bear – that's entirely understandable! If you've heard all the divorce horror stories, please know that divorce doesn't have to be messy. In fact, there is a much better ...
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  • Why You Want a Mutual Consent Divorce

    || 8-Mar-2016

    In many states, a spouse can be granted a divorce in about 6 months as long as he or she wants out, for example, this is the case in California, the state that spearheaded the "no-fault" divorce. Meaning, a spouse can get a divorce so long as he or she wants it, regardless if their husband or wife is okay with the split. In Pennsylvania on the other hand, it's not that easy to obtain ...
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  • Advantages of a 'Mutual Consent' Divorce in PA

    || 25-Jan-2016

    Have you been served with a divorce complaint? If so, you may be pondering whether you'll consent to that divorce your husband or wife wants, or whether you'll put up a fight. In "no fault" divorce states, such as California, a judge will grant a divorce without any delay so long as one of the spouses wants out. However, it's not that simple in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, ...
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  • Mutual Consent vs. No-Consent Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 22-Jun-2015

    Divorce actions in Pennsylvania are just like any other lawsuits. A divorce begins when one spouse files a complaint in court, and it is served upon the other spouse. If the receiving spouse fails to respond, the divorce may proceed without the other spouse being represented or their rights being protected. In Pennsylvania, grounds for divorce can be FAULT or NO-FAULT. However, before someone can ...
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