As a Drexel Hill divorce lawyer, Michael T. Malarick, has helped couples in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania through the divorce process. If you or your spouse are contemplating divorce, call the Law Office of Michael T. Malarick for a free initial divorce consultation.
A Change to Pennsylvania’s Divorce Law
As of December 3, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Divorce law has changed. Pennsylvania’s two (2) year waiting period for divorce based upon the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage has been reduced to one (1) year. This change in the waiting period applies to divorce actions filed after December 3, 2016. That is, if you filed for divorce on December 1, 2016, and alleged the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, you must wait the full two (2) years before obtaining a divorce decree. However, if you filed on December 4, 2016, and alleged irretrievable breakdown, you will only have to wait one (1) year.
Pennsylvania’s other ‘no-fault’ ground for divorce – mutual consent – remains unchanged. That is, if both spouses agree to the divorce, the waiting period remains 90 days. Contact our Drexel Hill divorce lawyer if you are in need of a divorce or if you have any questions about the PA divorce process. Call today for a free consultation.
Drexel Hill Divorce Attorney
The first step in the divorce process is to determine whether the divorce is by mutual consent, whether the marriage is irretrievably broken, or whether the divorce is due to the fault of one of the spouses. In all separation matters, our Drexel Hill divorce attorney can help you throughout the legal divorce process. If child custody is an issue in your divorce that you and your partner cannot agree upon, that issue will be determined by the court based upon the best interest of the child.
If you are divorcing, contact our Drexel Hill divorce lawyer, Michael T. Malarick, who will guide you through the divorce, child custody and support, and marital property distribution issues. Call the Law Office of Michael T. Malarick today for a free initial divorce consultation.
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