Filing for divorce and the time of separation

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2020 | Divorce

In Pennsylvania, there are many factors you need to go over when it comes to filing for divorce. For example, you need to take a look at the requirements related to separation. In fact, some people are unable to move forward with their divorce because these requirements are not satisfied.

For some people, making sense of time requirements and other aspects of their divorce is very challenging. Many people want to end their marriage swiftly and without delay, but divorce is often a lengthy process. Understanding these details can help you move forward with bringing your marriage to an end as soon as possible.

No fault divorce and the separation period

According to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, those who want to file for a no fault divorce need to live separate and apart from their spouse for at least one year prior to filing a divorce complaint. Before the law was amended in 2016, people had to live apart from their spouse for two years before filing a divorce complaint. It is very important to understand your obligations and the various requirements that come with the divorce process.

Working through your divorce while waiting

For some people, waiting for one year to bring their marriage to an end is incredibly difficult. However, during this time you can take steps to prepare for the divorce process and simplify the end of your marriage. Make sure you go over all of your options carefully and have a clear understanding of the steps you need to take to bring your marriage to a close.