The decision to divorce can be a difficult one to make, particularly if children are involved. We make every effort to make our clients as comfortable as possible in this emotionally and financially challenging time. We know that every family is unique and our attorneys consider your unique set of circumstances to help your divorce proceed as smoothly and successfully as possible. We will help you to see your way through the divorce process and will explain your legal rights in easy-to-understand terms. Divorce often involves complex issues that can include:
We will work hard to approach all of these divorce issues with your best interests in mind. Our goal is to maximize financial awards, attain a beneficial child custody arrangement and address your tax concerns. We know this time can be extremely difficult for you and we will strive to make it as painless as possible.
Below are some common questions regarding the divorce process:
What is a divorce?
A divorce is the termination of a marriage.
How do I get a divorce?
A spouse must file a complaint for divorce in the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which they live or their spouse lives.
What are the steps necessary to obtain a divorce?
After the complaint for divorce is filed then the other related issues of equitable distribution, alimony, counsel fees and expenses, child custody and support, and spousal support must be resolved.
Where do I get divorce papers?
If you are looking to file for divorce, contact Cohen & Cohen and we will be able to provide you with those papers, prepare the appropriate documents and file them with the Court for you.
How long will it take to get a divorce?
The time it takes to get a divorce depends on the level of cooperation between the parties. Normally it can take anywhere from four months to one year, depending on the circumstances of each case.
What are the legal grounds for divorce available in Pennsylvania?
The legal grounds for divorce available in Pennsylvania are as follows: 3301(c), no fault consensual divorce; 3301(d) no fault two year separation divorce; and 3301(a) a fault grounds divorce.
Can I get a divorce if my spouse does not want one?
Yes, you can get a divorce even if your spouse does not want one. Contact Cohen & Cohen for more details.
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