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Recent Posts in No Fault Divorce Category

  • No-Fault vs. Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 13-Aug-2018

    Some states, such as California and Nevada are called “no-fault” divorce states. Pennsylvania on the other hand, lets divorcing parties choose between no-fault and fault-based divorces. If you decide to pursue a no-fault divorce, you will have to be separated from your spouse for one year before you can file the divorce complaint. Once the one-year separation period passes and you file ...
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  • Does Pennsylvania Have Legal Separation?

    || 16-Jul-2018

    Some states, such as California allow married couples to get legally separated as an alternative to divorce. In California for example, a married couple can get legally separated to give themselves time to see if they want a divorce, or if they don’t believe in divorce, they can get legally separated instead and remain that way indefinitely. In the meantime, the California family courts can ...
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  • One-Year Waiting Period for Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 25-Jun-2018

    Are you considering filing for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania? If so, you’ll need to file a divorce complaint in the court, which will be served against your husband or wife. However, before you can file the divorce complaint, you must be living separate and apart from your spouse for one year before you can file for divorce. Prior to December 5, 2016, spouses in Pennsylvania had to be ...
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  • Getting Back on Your Feet After Divorce

    || 4-Jun-2018

    Divorce can certainly complicate finances, especially because spouses go from supporting one household to two. This means double the rent or mortgage, double the utilities, and having to buy new furniture all over again. Spouses also lose insurance discounts because they are no longer “married” and sharing a policy. Often, divorce means a spouse’s finances are turned upside-down. ...
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  • What to Do When the Divorce is Over

    || 16-Apr-2018

    Everything you’ve done in recent months has built up to the moment when the divorce is completed. You’re divorced, the worst is over and now it’s time to embrace the next chapter in your life and your future. You may feel relieved, or the finalization of your divorce may have caused other, unexpected feelings. Regardless of how you feel about your marriage being officially over, ...
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  • Are You Being Psychologically Abused?

    || 5-Mar-2018

    “Emotional abuse is like this: You’re filled with sickening dread every morning knowing you’re facing another day of psychological warfare,” Abby Rodman writes in HuffPost. According to Psychology Today, “There are 3 million cases of domestic violence reported each year. Many more go unreported. Emotional abuse often precedes violence, but is rarely discussed.” ...
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  • Can a Father Obtain Custody in Pennsylvania?

    || 5-Feb-2018

    Traditionally, when moms and dads divorced, the mother was almost always the one to get primary custody of the kids. But, much has changed in the past 20 years. The family courts across the nation have gradually been changing so their laws and attitudes towards divorcing parents are gender neutral. While more mothers do still obtain primary physical custody than fathers, that doesn’t mean ...
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  • 6 Signs a Spouse is Cheating

    || 22-Jan-2018

    While each couple divorces for a different reason, infidelity and money probably are probably two of the most common reasons why people get divorced. If they aren’t the two leading causes of divorce, they’re certainly in the top 10. Most men and women in the United States enter the institution of marriage believing their spouse will be 100% faithful. After all, American culture frowns ...
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  • Social Media & Your Divorce

    || 25-Dec-2017

    If you’re like most adults in the United States, you log onto Facebook at least once a day. You probably have an Instagram and Twitter account too. While platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter can be great for staying connected to friends and family, they can wreak havoc during the divorce process. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), “If your status is ...
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  • Can I Negotiate My Own Divorce Settlement?

    || 11-Dec-2017

    If you’re seriously contemplating a divorce, you may be afraid of the costs involved. You might have heard people say something to the effect of, “Don’t even try to negotiate your own divorce settlement. That’s what attorneys are for.” As you think of these warnings, you begin to imagine the attorney fees rising until you begin to rationalize, “I can’t ...
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  • Filing for Divorce in the New Year

    || 4-Dec-2017

    Are you planning on filing for divorce after the holidays? If so, you have plenty of company. Historically, January is the busiest month for divorce filings across the nation. In contrast, December is the time of year when many (but not all) couples hold off on filing for divorce so they can get through the holidays without dampening the “holiday cheer” or having to handle court ...
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  • 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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  • No Fault Divorce Saves Money, Time & Heartache

    || 20-Nov-2017

    We’ve all heard horror stories about couples whose divorces dragged on in court for years. We’ve heard about divorces that cost more than $50,000, and divorces that drove couples straight to bankruptcy court. We’re not even touching on the couples who had to spend thousands of dollars on counseling sessions or therapy to handle the “stress” of their contentious ...
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  • Why Choose an Uncontested Divorce

    || 18-Sep-2017

    Some divorces are settled out of court. Others are settled in court and decided by a judge who does not know the couple personally. The first type is called an uncontested divorce. The second is a contested divorce; it’s also known as divorce litigation. With an uncontested divorce, the couple agrees to put their heads together and settle all of their divorce-related issues out of court. ...
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  • Modifying a Parenting Plan

    || 11-Sep-2017

    If you are a parent of minor children who is headed towards divorce, you and your spouse are going to need to create a Parenting Plan. Your plan will detail legal custody and physical custody, and how you will both divide your time with the children. While this plan may be great for right now, you may need to change it in the future. When it comes to divorce, rarely do things stay the same. ...
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  • Divorce Inevitably Brings Change

    || 3-Jul-2017

    If you're headed towards divorce, you probably have a lot on your mind, especially if you have children with your spouse. Initially, you’ll need to decide on asset and debt division, child custody, and where you’re going to live. If you’ve been out of the workforce while raising your children, you may have to think about going back to work or school, or both. Right now, your ...
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  • Financial Tips for Divorcing Fathers

    || 5-Jun-2017

    If you are a father who is headed towards divorce, you probably have several concerns. Will I have to pay child support and if so, how much? Will I have to pay spousal support? Will I have to move out of my home? Will we have to put our house on the market? Will I be able to take care of myself, after supporting my children and possibly my ex? Surely, money is probably one of the top things on ...
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  • 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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  • Pennsylvania Marital Settlement Agreements

    || 1-May-2017

    If you are living in Pennsylvania and you’re researching a simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce, you probably have some questions. What will happen to my children? Can I work out property division without having an expensive divorce? Will we need a marital settlement agreement? Here at Cairns Law Offices, we specifically help married couples obtain simple, affordable, no-fault divorces for ...
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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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  • Cheap, No-Fault Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 10-Apr-2017

    If it were easier to get divorced in most states, we’d probably have more divorces, now wouldn’t we? For many unhappy spouses, splitting from their spouse is not the issue, but the process is what stresses them out, and reasonably so! If you’re a resident of Pennsylvania, getting divorced doesn’t have to cost you $2,000, $4,000, or even more like it does in most parts of ...
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  • Requirements for an Uncontested Divorce

    || 20-Mar-2017

    Are you and your spouse unhappy? If you both want a quick, affordable, uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania, Cairns Law Offices is here to help. With our low-cost divorce services, it is possible to achieve a quick divorce for just $219 – with no hidden fees. If a quick, cheap divorce sounds good to you, you may be wondering, “What do I have to do to qualify?” In order for you to ...
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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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