Frequently Asked Questions
Most people have questions when
filing for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania. You want to know that you and your family will receive professional,
knowledgeable service, and you may be unsure how your specific circumstances
will affect the divorce proceedings. The Cairns Law Offices have provided
premium divorce services since 1995, and we can use our extensive experience
to answer any questions you may have.
Can I file for legal separation?
In Pennsylvania, you cannot file for a legal separation. State law only
divorce, not legal separation.
If I file online, will I still receive a standard divorce?
Absolutely! If you file online, you will still receive a standard divorce.
Your information is submitted online rather than filled out in person,
but you will still be represented by a capable attorney. The only difference
is that you will have saved money and many trips to a law office or courthouse.
Do you ever represent both spouses?
No, our firm can only represent one spouse. We will prepare the divorce
paperwork and any
settlement agreements, if you should choose that service. These documents will be ready to be
presented to your spouse, but we do not represent both spouses under any
How long does it take for my information to be processed?
Your initial documents will be prepared by an attorney and emailed to you
within one day, and most cases are filed the same week that the payment
is made. We employ a one-day processing method, which means that each
step of your divorce is processed very fast. Read more about the Cairns
Method on how to get a quick and affordable divorce by clicking on the words
Is it necessary to go to court or attend hearings?
It is not necessary to go to court or attend hearings IF you are having
an uncontested divorce and meet the residency requirements. To learn more
details click on the words
court and hearing appearances.
Can you represent me if I have children?
We can represent you if you have children. Our divorce attorney provides
legal representation to those who have already come to an agreement with
their spouses regarding the custody of their children. We can also prepare a
child custody agreement for you and your spouse. We do not offer legal representation in family
court hearings regarding children or custody battles.
What if my information is filled out incorrectly?
If your information is filled out incorrectly, our team works behind the
scenes to verify that all of your documents are completed fully and properly,
so you do not need to worry about missing a step. If you receive one of
our prepared documents and realize you made a mistake when you filled
out your information, simply let us know and we will correct it for no
Can I change my name?
Yes, you can change your name. Our divorce attorneys can help you get your
maiden name or previous name reinstated.
For further details, visit our
Military divorces are different from civilian divorces. Make sure you ask
5 important questions before hiring an attorney.
Click on the words 5 military questions for more information.
Is it possible to get an uncontested divorce if my spouse is in jail or prison?
Yes, it is possible to get an uncontested divorce if your spouse is in
jail or prison. The residential address for your spouse is the address
of the jail or the prison where she or he is located. In addition, you
will not be charged an additional fee for the divorce. For more information
on an incarcerated divorce, visit our
Is an annulment possible?
The Cairns Law Offices does not handle annulments.
Annulments are infrequent. To learn more click on the word
Do Not Hesitate to Contact Our Team!
If you have other questions or would like more information, please contact
our firm by phone or email at your earliest convenience. We offer a free
legal consultation and flexible hours so that you can speak to us at a
time that is right for you. We want to help you obtain the easiest and
most affordable divorce possible; don't wait another moment to get started!
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Contact a Pennsylvania no fault divorce attorney for more information and legal guidance you can trust.