Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Quick Divorce in Pennsylvania

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When it comes to getting divorced in Pennsylvania, there are quite a few scenarios for how this may take place, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. If you are looking to move through your divorce process as quickly and smoothly as possible, there are few important things you need to know. Keep reading to learn what those are.

What’s the fastest way to get divorced?

The easiest type of divorce, which takes the least amount of time, is called an uncontested divorce. If you’re able to quickly come to an agreement with your spouse about alimony and division of property, your divorce can proceed through divorce court rather quickly. Both parties must be willing to negotiate and work together in order for a divorce to move as smoothly as possible.

In Pennsylvania, even if both parties agree on everything, there is a 90 day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized. Parties who have already agreed to a distribution of their assets and alimony can enter into a final written agreement and simply wait until the 90 days has expired to finalize the divorce.

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce that neither party is fighting, and may also be referred to as a mutual consent divorce. When both parties in a married couple agree to divorce, filing for an uncontested divorce can save time and money through streamlined court procedures.

Related: No-fault Divorce in Pennsylvania Guide

What should I do if my spouse is delaying the divorce?

A spouse may delay a divorce for any number of reasons, and it can be a frustrating and costly process for everyone involved. The length of time for which a spouse can delay a divorce can vary but, in Pennsylvania, the parties must have been separated for at least one year before they can to move the divorce case before the Court to determine the distribution of assets and alimony. This does not mean that the divorce is final after one year, only that you may begin the process of going through Court to finalize the divorce. The process of proceeding through Court can take many months.

How much does a quick divorce cost in PA?

There is no hard or fast rule for how much a divorce costs as it varies greatly depending upon each couple’s situation and level of cooperation. If divorcing couples are in agreement and both motivated to move quickly and amicably through the divorce process the cost will be significantly lower.

Can a good lawyer shorten the process of my divorce?

The short answer is, yes, a good divorce lawyer can help expedite your divorce process by helping you navigate the various steps and guiding you through the best decisions to keep the process moving on track. An experienced divorce lawyer will also help ensure you are well represented and treated fairly.

How Colgan and Associates can help you

Our team of trusted divorce attorneys at Colgan & Associates stand ready to assist with your family law and divorce matters. We proudly offer no-cost phone consultations to individuals hoping to better understand their unique situation and how we may be able to assist them. If you or someone you know is going through a divorce in Pennsylvania, please reach out to us today at tel:(717) 502-5000

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