With roughly a fifty percent chance that your marriage will end, divorce is a very real part of modern life. It is important that you have the right attorney with the experience to help you sort out the issues that will arise.
Few people get married expecting that a divorce is in their future. When the marriage has ended and you or your spouse want a divorce, it may have long term financial implications for you. Your financial future should not be determined by an internet search or what your sister tells you about her divorce. It should be based, at a minimum, on personalized information shared in consultation with an experienced attorney.
Every divorce is as unique as the couple involved. While most divorces in Pennsylvania are "no-fault", there are times when fault grounds, such as desertion, indignities, cruel and barbarous treatment, imprisonment or bigamy may be appropriate. A court may grant a no-fault divorce (agreed to by the parties) in as little as three months and after a year if there is no agreement.
The divorce process allows you to protect your rights, and it is important that you know what to expect, as well as what you may be entitled to by law.
As part of the divorce process there may be issues of equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, alimony pendente lite, and possible counsel fees. An experienced attorney can help you identify what you are entitled to and help you preserve your rights. Individual circumstances will determine what you have left after the marriage and an experienced attorney will help you get it.
To navigate those issues, you should have a realistic plan, experienced counsel, and the support you need.