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Is Pennsylvania a 50/50 Property Division State?

If you are preparing for a divorce in Pennsylvania, you may have questions about how your property will be divided and what you will get to keep. In Pennsylvania, courts use “equitable distribution” rules to fairly divide marital assets and debts. It’s important to note that “equitable” and “fair” do not necessarily mean a 50/50… Read More »

Are Retirement Benefits Considered Marital Assets in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, retirement benefits are considered marital property — at least to a certain extent. Only benefits acquired during a marriage can be divided in a divorce. Any benefits acquired before marriage or after separation, along with retirement benefits acquired in an inheritance, are considered separate property and are not subject to the asset distribution… Read More »

Who Decides How Property Is Divided in a Pennsylvania Divorce?

When divorcing spouses cannot agree on how to divide their marital property themselves, the court will take on that role. Pennsylvania law gives courts the power to divide marital assets and debts in divorce proceedings through a process called equitable distribution. If spouses are unable to come to their own property agreement in a divorce,… Read More »