Divorce Attorney In Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Divorce Code provides for both “fault” and “no-fault” divorce. A “fault” divorce requires the innocent spouse to prove at least one of six “fault” scenarios in order to establish grounds for the divorce proceedings to go forward. Spouses seeking a “no-fault” divorce must wait two years from the date of separation, or obtain the consent of the other spouse to proceed prior to the two-year waiting period. The term “equitable distribution” refers to the division of marital assets and the allocation of marital debt. It cannot proceed until the grounds for divorce have been established, either by fault, the lapse of the two-year waiting period, or the consent of the parties.