Divorce is tough. Whether or not a divorce is amicable is always a matter of choice. If you have decided to divorce, but your spouse is not in agreement, you should first seek legal advice from Attorney Sommer or Attorney O’Donnell regarding your rights and the Divorce Process.
Even if you have both agreed the marriage is over and both want a Divorce, you will still need to consult with an attorney at Sommer & O’Donnell regarding the process and legal ramifications of your Divorce.
Your first step is to learn what your legal rights are – since every divorce is different and each divorce is looked at on a case-by-case basis. Knowledge is the key to protecting yourself, your financial future, and your children. We are hopeful the following information will be helpful to you as you are contemplating divorcing your spouse.
No-Fault Grounds for Divorce
The no fault based grounds for Divorce are statutory and contained in 23 Pa.C.S.A. section 3301(b)-(d). The following are the no fault based grounds a person may file under in Pennsylvania:
Divorce in a nutshell:
Once you have made the important decision of filing for divorce, it can be scary. The Attorneys at Sommer & O’Donnell can help you through that process. Divorce is essentially the division of your marital property in an equitable manner and dissolution of your union.
In Pennsylvania law, marital property is defined in 23 Pa.C.S.A. 3501(a). Marital property means all property acquired by either party during the marriage and the increase in value of any nonmarital property during the marriage.
Can I get alimony?
In Pennsylvania, alimony is never guaranteed. A Divorce Master will use statutory factors in considering if alimony is warranted in a particular case.