Pennsylvania Uncontested Divorce

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Pennsylvania Uncontested DivorceWe know that divorce can be difficult and expensive. The least expensive way to get a divorce in Pennsylvania is an “uncontested divorce”. If you and your spouse can agree on property division and all child related issues, you can file for a Pennsylvania uncontested divorce.

PENNSYLVANIA NO-FAULT, UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

An uncontested divorce is when you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement on child custody and support, alimony, and division of your property, debts, and retirement benefits, as well as any other issue which may be raised under the Pennsylvania Divorce Code.

Divorce documents are filed under one of two “no-fault” grounds. They are:

  • Mutual Consent ““ Pennsylvania Divorce Code Section 3301(c) – The following instructions are for no-fault divorce grounds of “Mutual Consent”. The Court may grant a divorce when it is alleged that the marriage is irretrievably broken, and the Plaintiff and Defendant cooperate with each other and must be living separate and apart for ninety (90) days during the divorce process.
  • Irretrievable Breakdown – Pennsylvania Divorce Code Section 3301(d) – The following instructions are for no-fault divorce grounds of “Irretrievable Breakdown”. The Court may grant a divorce when it is alleged that the marriage is irretrievably broken and the parties have lived separate and apart for a period of at least two (2) years prior to filing the initial divorce documents.

Residency

At least one of the parties must have maintained residency in Pennsylvania for at least 6 months immediately prior to the date of initial filing of the divorce complaint.

Waiting Period

For grounds of Mutual Consent, upon filing the divorce action, before the divorce can be granted, the parties have a mandatory ninety (90) day waiting period. There are other time sensitive filing requirements and waiting periods throughout the divorce process that must be carefully followed.

For grounds of Irretrievable Breakdown where the parties have been separated for at least two years, there is no 90-day waiting period during the divorce process. However, there are still other time sensitive filing requirements and waiting periods throughout the divorce process that must be carefully followed.