Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging obstacles life can throw at you. When it comes to protecting your interests in contested, uncontested and no fault divorce in Bucks County, choosing the right divorce lawyer is critical. Rest assured that the attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. will be there to guide through this process.
When it comes to a divorce, there are many critical issues that must be addressed such as child custody, child support, alimony, and distribution of property. While this is just the small sample of the issues that result from a divorce, it is clear that there is a lot of work to be done and that’s where we can come in. It is overwhelming to have to deal with a divorce and the negotiations on your own, which is why you need a good attorney with previous experience who will protect your rights.
Here at the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. we know that going through a divorce can be difficult, but we will make sure to assist you through every step of the process and to do it in a cost-efficient manner.
If you believe that divorce is your only option, the first step is familiarize yourself with certain terms that are heard often in divorce proceedings and which type of divorce is appropriate for you.
In 1980, the Pennsylvania Divorce Code changed in order for couples who wish to end their marriage, could do so with a minimal amount of time, trouble or expense. The Code allowed for No-Fault Divorces. Unlike a Fault divorce, couples are allowed to dissolve their marriage without showing proof that their spouse did anything wrong such as adultery, imprisonment or endangering the life or health of the Plaintiff. Although some couples wish to end their marriage based upon the wrongdoings of one or both spouses, the law now allows a marriage to end without having to assign fault which could lead to a lengthy and emotional battle.
The types of divorces in Pennsylvania are as follows:
No-Fault Divorce: Under this category, a party may file for divorce in two different ways.
Mutual consent - Although only party has to initiated the divorce action, mutual consent divorce requires both parties at a later time to file Affidavits of Consent. This Affidavit means exactly what it states - BOTH parties are consenting to the divorce and agree that the marriage is over. After these documents are filed, the process resolves rather quickly with the appropriate Court issuing the divorce decree. This is the simplest and least expensive means of filing for divorce IF both parties are in agreement.
Irretrievable Breakdown - Under this divorce, the parties must be separated and apart for two (2) years and the marriage is irretrievably broken. The filing party must file a 3301d Affidavit with the Court (along with the Divorce Complaint) that the parties have been separated for two (2) years and the marriage is irretrievably broken. Note that the non-filing party in this type of divorce action is not required to consent to the divorce, however, there may be is effort and time involved in proceeding with this action as the filing party MUST prove that the divorce action was served upon the non-filing party by either certified mail, process server or by signing an Acceptance of Service. The non-filing spouse may prove difficult in serving the necessary documents to proceed with the divorce which may result in a lengthy process.
We have assisted our clients with the following:
- No Fault Divorce
- Child Support
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Settlement Agreements
- Child Custody
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
- Protection from Abuse (PFA)
- Name Change
- Modification & Enforcement of Orders
- Divorce Mediation
When you need an attorney to represent you with your legal matters, contact the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at (215) 942-2100 or contact us by submitting an inquiry form.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]