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Filing for divorce is a decision no couple takes lightly. In fact, it may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ve ever had to make, particularly if there are significant assets to divide or if children are involved in your dissolving union. Because divorce and putting a legal end to your marriage is a complex, often hotly contested process, you must have professional legal support. By retaining skilled legal counsel, you’ll have a professional advocate by your side to ensure your rights and best interests are protected both inside and outside of the courtroom.

If you are looking to get a divorce in York, Pennsylvania, get in touch with us at The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter for committed, tenacious legal representation. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their divorce terms. To do so, we provide personalized solutions and ample attention and responsiveness when questions arise during the divorce process. Let us provide the legal guidance you need to navigate the complexities of family court. We are here to lend a helpful hand and a compassionate ear.

Call (717) 537-0928 to schedule an initial consultation with The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter. We are here to help you navigate the complexities of family law in Pennsylvania and offer the legal support you need at this frustrating time.

Learning the Divorce Laws of Pennsylvania State

To file for divorce in Pennsylvania, like any other U.S. state, means you must be familiar with the laws before proceeding. The law states that one or both spouses must have been in the state of Pennsylvania for at least months before filing for divorce, and all paperwork must be filed in the county where one or both of the spouses lives.

Typically, divorcing couples in Pennsylvania will obtain a divorce through no-fault grounds, although fault-based divorces are still granted in specific instances. A no-fault divorce stipulates there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage,” meaning you and your spouse no longer want to try to make the marriage work and have no desire to repair it. No-fault divorces require that you and your spouse must either a) be separated for 2 years prior to filing, or b) you must both agree to get divorced. Once the divorce petition has been filed, your divorce will be finalized within after a 90-day waiting period.

The alternative to no-fault-based divorces is the fault-based route. This is generally a more complex path to take, as it requires one spouse to prove the other acted improperly and committed marital misconduct that led to the irreparable breakdown of the marriage. For instance, one spouse seeking a fault-based divorced may accuse the other of adultery, extreme cruelty, abandonment, a felony conviction that led to a 2+-year prison sentence, or bigamy.

What Is the Difference Between Contested vs. Uncontested Divorces?

You and your spouse may not agree on many things by the time you’ve decided it’s time to part ways and put an end to the marriage, but if your divorce is uncontested, it means you both agree on all divorce terms such as child custody/visitation/support, spousal support, property division, and asset distribution. Contested divorces by nature are much more acrimonious and take longer and cost more to litigate in court. We encourage our clients to pursue divorce mediation if they cannot agree on divorce terms so they can attempt to reach an agreement without a judge deciding on divorce terms on the behalf of each spouse.

The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter Seeks to Protect the Legal Rights of Our Divorce Clients

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested; fault- or no-fault-based, we are here to help you with knowledgeable support and skilled legal guidance. We offer unrivaled responsiveness and work relentlessly to pursue your best interests while you go through what is surely an emotionally frustrating time to endure. Let our firm protect your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team and get a fresh start on life.

To contact The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter, please call (717) 537-0928 to schedule a consultation with a York, PA divorce lawyer. We look forward to helping protect your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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