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Serving the Pennsylvania divorce petition


With the decision to divorce in Pennsylvania, many emotions can arise. Sometimes, these emotions can cloud a Pennsylvanians' judgment and make it difficult to make decisions. This can make it challenging to know how to proceed. Even at the very beginning of divorce, immediately following the decision, a person may not know where to turn. Thankfully, this is not a process that anyone is expected to undergo alone.

One of the first questions a Pennsylvania resident may have following the decision to divorce is how to serve the divorce petition. The divorce petition is a legal document officially stating a spouse's intention to divorce. This petition is eventually served in court and typically, signifies the start of the divorce proceedings.

In general, the divorce petition will contain a number of requests and information. This can include the date and time at which a couple was married, the identification of the spouses and their address, the identification of any children the spouse may have and the grounds for divorce. The document may also contain requests as to how the filers would like to settle a number of matters, including property division, child custody, visitation and the like.

Moreover, the petition may contain certain orders as well. These orders may remain in effect until the divorce is finalized. They can include custody information, payment of child support, child visitation schedules and other such issues.

Serving the divorce petition usually signals the start of the divorce process. After, there is often still much more to settle. Thankfully, attorneys are available to guide divorcing spouses through every step of the process. With a skilled attorney, it is often possible to fight for a favorable outcome in a divorce case.

Source: FindLaw.com, "Finding and serving the divorce/dissolution petition," accessed on Jan. 26, 2016

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