Divorce | Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer
The divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. know the difficulty and stress our clients face when considering divorce. Divorce is a major change which comes with a whole new lifestyle, especially for those with kids. Having a strong divorce lawyer by your side can alleviate the stress of the unknown and help establish your new beginning.
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 one party has to initiate 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 more 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.
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 the form at top right.