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July 2016 Archives

Fault versus no-fault divorce

Pennsylvania provides couples ending their marriage the choice of filing for a fault or no-fault divorce. A fault-based divorce requires a spouse to charge the other spouse with specific acts leading to the end of a marriage. A no-fault divorce is less cumbersome and does not require proof that a spouse was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.

What is alimony?

There are many financial issues confronting spouses during divorce in Pennsylvania such as property division and child support. Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is often misunderstood and has independent requirements.

Basics of Pennsylvania's child custody

Determining child custody is one of the most significant issues during divorce or the end of a relationship. Pennsylvania courts determine legal custody or the parent who makes decisions governing the child's health care, education and other major matters. Physical custody determines which parent has the child in their care.