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Recent Posts in No-Consent Divorce Category

  • Pennsylvania law recently changed to allow for faster divorces. The new law can be a bit confusing, so HERE'S THE EASY WAY TO KNOW HOW LONG YOUR PA DIVORCE WILL TAKE: IF... you have been separated 1 year or MORE -- and -- your date of separation occurred ON or AFTER 12/05/16, then you qualify for a Section 3301(d) divorce. IF... you have been separated 2 years or MORE then you also qualify for ...
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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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  • No Consent Divorce & the One-Year Separation Rule

    || 5-Dec-2016

    Before you can divorce in Pennsylvania, you must meet certain requirements. First, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months. If you file for a mutual consent divorce in Pennsylvania, then the court may grant the divorce 90 days after the service of the complaint on the other spouse, and after you both file the Affidavits of Consent. What if one of the spouses ...
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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 Law Overview

    || 26-Jul-2016

    For residents of Pennsylvania who are headed for divorce, to get the divorce started, one or both of the spouses must have been residents of Pennsylvania for at least six months. If you are the spouse asking for the divorce, you are considered the plaintiff. You would file a complaint that explains to the court your reasons for divorcing your spouse, who is called the "defendant." Your ...
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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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  • Starting a Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 15-Feb-2016

    Are you considering filing for divorce in Pennsylvania? If so, do you know what needs to be done in order for the process to get started? If you will be the one to initiate the divorce, you will be called the "plaintiff" and your spouse the "defendant." To begin, a legal document called a Complaint of Divorce will need to be filed at your local courthouse. The complaint will ...
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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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  • PA Divorces Need Shorter Waiting Period

    || 16-Nov-2015

    Even the friendlier divorces can be painful and exhausting, and they can affect you physically. From sleepless nights, to anxiety, grief, and everything in between, divorce isn't for the faint at heart. Further adding to the trauma, Pennsylvania divorces take longer than many other states. Now, the Pennsylvania legislature is faced with the possibility of shortening the time that it takes to ...
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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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  • What is the "Cairns Method" of getting a divorce?

    || 12-Jun-2012

    There is now a simpler way of getting an uncontested divorce - an online divorce. No longer do you have to spend time and money traveling to see your lawyer or to go to court. Plus, you'll never wonder when your attorney will contact you or wonder where your case stands. We have developed a convenient and seamless online solution for you. Here are some things to note about the Cairns method of ...
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