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Are Pennsylvania Divorce Records Public?

Generally and in most of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, the Court’s records of divorces are public and a private citizen may go into a court and be permitted to see the paperwork and other details of any divorce. Contrary to that, any county may choose to not...

Can Gifts Be Divided in a Pennsylvania Divorce?

Under Pennsylvania law, a gift may or may not be a marital asset subject to division like other assets. Items brought into the marriage at the beginning by one party which are never gifted to the marriage, would likely not be subject to division. A vehicle or bank...

What is a Bifurcated Divorce in Pennsylvania?

Bifurcating a divorce action is possible in Pennsylvania, but it is unusual and never done in a simple, low-cost, uncontested, no-fault divorce. Bifurcation means that there are serious financial issues to be resolved in Court through evidence and testimony in...

How Does a Pennsylvania Divorce Affect Your Apartment Lease?

An apartment lease, (or house or any lease of premises) is a contract. Your landlord does not care whether you remain married or get divorced, the lease must be paid. If your name is on the lease, with or without your spouse and whether or not either of you remain on...