It is a common misconception that you need a legal separation in Pennsylvania before you can divorce. There is no legal separation document. There is, however, a period of separation required before the divorce can proceed. Our Pittsburgh legal separation attorney can explain the differences and the options.
At McMorrow Law, LLC, we have experience with all types of divorce in Pennsylvania. We can help you understand what you need to do in contested and uncontested divorce. We can also explain the legal considerations of an annulment. Please speak with our Pittsburgh legal separation attorney to learn more.
How Do Separation And Annulment Affect A Divorce?
Once a divorce is filed, if it is uncontested, the parties may separate and wait the required 90-day separation period. If one party does not consent to the divorce, the other party must wait for a separation period of two years before receiving a divorce decree and a final division of property. During these two years, the parties must have lived separate and apart.
While there is no legal separation document, we can draft a postnuptial agreement to protect your assets and rights during the separation.
If you are considering an annulment, it is important to discuss it with a divorce lawyer first. A marriage cannot legally be annulled. An annulment is something that occurs in the church. We can, however, represent you in the divorce. The other party must agree to the annulment for the church to recognize it. We can make that a condition of the divorce settlement if you are the one seeking the annulment.
Contact An Allegheny County Annulment Attorney
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