Pennsylvania law dating while seperated
Our office accepts Pennsylvania family law cases including divorce, equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony pendente lite, alimony, paternity and child support matters, child custody cases, juvenile law cases, and related matters in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Beaver County, Berks County, Butler County, Clearfield County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County (Greensburg).Our law firm accepts Pennsylvania family law cases from other Pennsylvania counties including Armstrong County (Kittanning) Clarion County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County, and Venango County on a case-by-case basis.Technically, there is no such thing as a “legal separation” in Pennsylvania laws.Separation for legal purposes means that one spouse conveys the intent to the other that he or she no longer desires to remain married.A separation agreement is a binding contract, but the contract is between the spouses and doesn't involve the court until they’re divorced and it becomes part of a decree. In other states, legal separation is a process similar to divorce.
Pennsylvania recently changed the separation period from two years down to one – the time period spouses have to wait before they can file for divorce.
The date of separation in a marriage impacts what constitutes the marital assets and debts as well as the timing of when a divorce decree can be finalized without the other spouse’s consent.
Our Pennsylvania divorce attorneys can assist you in forming a game plan for your future if you are considering a separation from your spouse.
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