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Category Archives: Divorce

How Your Credit Score May Be Impacted by Divorce

While simply filing for divorce won’t have a direct impact on your credit rating, joint credit accounts, such as those for mortgages or credit cards, will if those accounts remain in effect. It’s important to keep in mind that credit is reported for each person whose name appears on an account. So if you are… Read More »

Which Type of Pennsylvania No-Fault Divorce is Right for You?

Couples often go through many agonizing and drawn-out conversations before officially deciding to divorce. Some spend a significant amount of time apart while remaining married until they are ready to end their partnership legally. When the time comes, Pennsylvania’s no-fault divorce statute can be especially helpful. In a no-fault divorce, neither spouse has to allege… Read More »

What Is the Separation Period in Pennsylvania for a Nonconsensual Divorce?

The divorce process is made logistically simpler when both parties consent to it. But what happens if one of the parties does not respond to the divorce notice, cannot be found or simply does not provide consent? In October 2016, the state of Pennsylvania passed a law that reduced the length of time a person… Read More »

What Is a No-Fault Divorce?

Many new clients at our family law firm have heard divorce referred to in different legal terms but are a bit unsure of their meaning. One such term is “no-fault divorce,” which clients sometimes confuse with “uncontested divorce.” No-fault divorce still requires the parties to reach consensus on important issues but eliminates the first point… Read More »

How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania?

There are many factors that determine how long a divorce will take. Some of them are related to the law and court procedures while others arise from the complexities of the case and the attitudes of the parties. These are just some of the many factors that could affect the speed of your divorce: No… Read More »

How Does a Divorce Get Started?

If you are contemplating divorce, you may wonder how you can begin the process. The Pennsylvania court system has good information on divorce proceedings that you should review prior to any action. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to take steps to guard against: Physical danger to yourself and your children — If there… Read More »