Though on paper, a divorce is just another type of lawsuit, the emotions and complexities make it different from any other type of legal proceeding. A divorce takes people through the deconstruction of their marriage, and even in situations where couples are trying to be as amicable as possible, the process can be a challenge. The attorneys at Reinherz Law understand this, and work hard to make sure that you understand each of the complex steps involved in getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, and that your needs and goals are addressed and respected. Call us today for information on how we can help.

Every state’s divorce laws are a bit different. In Pennsylvania divorce can be either fault, or no-fault. In a Fault divorce, the person filing for divorce has to prove that they are innocent and injured and that their spouse has caused a breakdown of the marriage, usually through violence, adultery, desertion, or being convicted of a crime. In a No Fault divorce the couple can either mutually consent and the divorce can be granted in ninety days after all appropriate paperwork is signed, or if the couple has been living separately for two years or more (or for two years since the filing for divorce), the divorce will be granted.

Divorce in Pennsylvania often takes longer than two years, particularly when there are numerous contentious issues that need to be resolved. Topics such as child custody, division of property, child support and spousal support can end up complicating matters and can take a great deal of time, but at Reinherz Law, we are committed to helping you address each issue quickly and efficiently so that you can move ahead with your life.

Separation and Property Settlement Agreements are written agreements for the division of real estate and personal property. Some points to remember include:

  • Marital Property is any property acquired by either spouse during the marriage (except for certain gifts and inherited property), as well as any increase in value that took place during the marriage.
  • Household Goods are all goods that are not titled in either spouse’s name are considered to be jointly owned and need to be distributed as marital property
  • Bank Accounts, if acquired during the marriage, are considered marital property no matter whose name is on the account.

In addition to equitable distribution of assets, part of a divorce will need to address issues regarding whether any type of spousal support will be provided, and if there are children there will be a need to address issues of custody and child support. The state of Pennsylvania requires that each of these issues be addressed separately and that each has its own agreement, though both custody and child support agreements are able to be modified at any time.

To speak with a compassionate divorce attorney in Pennsylvania and learn more about the process and how we can help, call us today to set up an appointment.

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