Allegheny County, PA Divorce Attorneys
Going through a divorce is a highly emotional experience. Unfortunately, it's also a legal process that includes a lot of decision-making, paperwork, division of property, and responsibilities like child support and visitation.
If you and your spouse have come to the conclusion that divorce is your only option, you need divorce attorneys in Pennsylvania who can support you throughout the process. Yes, you can file for divorce without legal representation, but if a split becomes contentious -- or if you find yourselves in disagreement down the road -- you may find yourself without legal recourse. The reputable Allegheny County PA legal team at DeRiso, DeRiso, Suher and Jeffries provide compassionate, focused service with only your best interests in mind. Call us today for a consultation about your case.
Important Facts About Divorce in Pennsylvania
If you or your spouse is seeking divorce, make sure you're informed. Following are some common questions we hear from our clients.
What if my spouse wants a divorce but I don't? PA is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that courts grant a divorce as long as a marriage is irretrievably broken and/or spouses have lived separately for at least two years. If a spouse claims grounds for divorce, you will have to prove those grounds are false.
How long will my divorce take? If your divorce is no-fault and neither of you contest any of the details, it's possible to finalize within 90 days. However, it typically takes longer, depending on paperwork, court calendars, and the types of assets to be distributed.
Will I have to pay alimony? Or will I receive alimony? Alimony isn't automatically assigned. The courts use various factors to determine whether or not a spouse should pay alimony to the other, including need and ability to pay, length of marriage, economic situation, and standard of living during the marriage.
What is divorce mediation? Some couples are more suited to mediation than litigation. With mediation, a neutral third party helps the divorcing couple resolve their differences regarding issues like child custody, support, and asset distribution. This is typically a less costly and less aggressive alternative than going to trial.
Where should I file for my divorce? One or both of you must be a resident of Pennsylvania for six months or more before filing.
Your divorce attorneys can help you answer even more questions pertinent to your unique situation. Give us a call today.
DeRiso, DeRiso, Suher and Jeffries - Pennsylvania Divorce Attorneys
We offer experienced counsel for all your family law needs and our goal is achieving your best possible outcome. Call our office at (412) 452-9712 or contact us online. We offer flexible scheduling and a free initial consultation.