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Recent Posts in Uncontested 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Obtaining a Low-Cost Pennsylvania Divorce

    || 13-Jun-2016

    If you're like most people, you've heard horror stories about litigated divorces that drained tens of thousands from a marital estate, but yours doesn't have to be this way. If you and your spouse agree to get a divorce, you can achieve a simple, low-cost divorce for as little as $219. Yes, you heard that right. Achieving a simple, affordable divorce in Pennsylvania is possible. You ...
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  • Avoiding the Most Common Divorce Mistakes

    || 17-Aug-2015

    Even in the friendlier divorces, you're still more vulnerable than usual. It's an emotionally sensitive time and regardless of how you look at it, the stakes are high. From determining child custody, to splitting assets and debts, to awarding alimony, you have a lot on the line and you don't want to make a decision during this emotionally fragile time that you'll later regret. ...
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  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert 'Friendly' After Divorce

    || 3-Aug-2015

    Award-winning country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert don't want their real-life divorce story to be anything like a sad country song. Two weeks after the country music icons announced that their four-year marriage was over, they are on good terms, according to Us Weekly. An insider told the magazine that there are no hard feelings, and that the former couple wants to move on as ...
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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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  • Uncontested divorce attorney Laurence Rutenberg has died, and Cairns Law Offices would like to help his clients finish thier cases cheaply and quickly (for as little as $219). Attorney Rutenberg filed his divorce cases in Potter County, and many of his clients and prospective clients are now unable to finish the divorces that Attorney Rutenberg filed for them, or was going to file for them. ...
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  • Stars of "Sister Wives" Reveal Reason for Divorce

    || 2-Mar-2015

    The stars from TLC's hit series "Sister Wives" finally reveal the real reason behind Meri's divorce from Kody in the season finale. In the previous episode, fans were in shock as Meri, Kody's only legal wife, sought out a divorce lawyer to discuss the possibility of filing for divorce. Why was she separating from her husband? What will this mean to the "Sister ...
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  • What are the Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce?

    || 23-Feb-2015

    For most people, filing for divorce can be stressful and emotionally draining to say the least. However, in Pennsylvania, you do have the option of obtaining an uncontested divorce, which is a streamlined divorce process that offers many benefits. Under Pennsylvania's divorce laws, spouses have the option of an uncontested divorce, otherwise known as a "mutual consent divorce." With ...
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  • 7 Things to Do Before You Tell Your Kids About Your Divorce

    || 26-Aug-2014

    Getting Divorce in Pennsylvania: Breaking the News to Your Kids Even in cases where divorce is obviously the best thing for the family, a divorce will hit kids hard. Even if you are able to pursue a simple and peaceful divorce, breaking the news to your children can be tough, and that is a step you should take only after much thought and preparation. Here are some tips to help you with this tough ...
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  • What Types of Divorce Are There in Pennsylvania?

    || 12-Aug-2014

    Though rarely used, one type of divorce a couple can get is a fault divorce. This will demand a great deal in legal costs, as well create legal complexity. The spouse who files for divorce not only has to prove that the other spouse is to blame for the marriage dissolving (such as through adultery, lengthy imprisonment, domestic violence, etc.), but the filing spouse also to prove that they ...
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  • Getting Divorced? Here Are 5 Things You Should Do Right Now

    || 6-Aug-2014

    Right now, online, there are several things you can do to help yourself out during a divorce: venting on social media is not one these things. In fact, far too many people damage their divorce, or even ruin their chances of a peaceful divorce, by airing private matters online. The internet can be a powerful tool against you or for you. Here are some ways to put technology on your side when you ...
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  • Pennsylvania Divorce & Child Custody FAQ's

    || 28-Jul-2014

    Child Custody in an Uncontested or No-Fault Divorce To get specific answers about your own situation, it would be best to take advantage of a free consultation with a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer. In the meantime, here is an overview of some the custody issues involved in a Pennsylvania uncontested divorce. How is child custody determined? If the matter is before a judge, there are a great deal of ...
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  • Military Divorce vs. Civilian Divorce in Pennsylvania

    || 22-Jul-2014

    As complex as any Pennsylvania divorce is, matters can become even more difficult in a divorce where military laws factor in as well. For instance, when it comes to child support and alimony, determining amounts, modifying the support agreement, and enforcing these court orders, it can be complicated to say the least. When at least one parent is on active duty military duty, creating a child ...
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  • What Can a Divorce Cost in Pennsylvania?

    || 14-Jul-2014

    The High Price of a Contested Divorce It depends entirely on what type of divorce you pursue. If you go the route of a contested divorce, then all bets are off. Not only is this a bitter, lengthy process, but you could be looking at an at least $30,000 price tag. If you go through a contested divorce in court, your final bill could include: $200 initial consultations with your divorce attorney ...
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