Getting A Divorce When One Side Is Not in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Divorce on December 29, 2017

A state is known in the law as a jurisdiction and it is absolutely important that your divorce be filed in the correct jurisdiction. If a divorce is filed in the wrong jurisdiction, either by mistake or on purpose, it will be a permanently legally defective divorce forever. It would be as if the divorce… read more

Can I File a Divorce Myself in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Divorce on December 22, 2017

First, one may think that I should have used “may I” instead of “can I” in the title. In this instance, “can I” is correct. Under our law, a person “may” represent him or herself in our Courts of Common Pleas where divorces are filed, but “can” one do it correctly? Perhaps more importantly, will… read more

Pennsylvania Divorce and Undocumented Immigrants

Posted in Divorce on December 15, 2017

As we all know these days (and has been the case for most of the history of our country and others), there are people in the USA who legally may have no right to be in the USA. This is not a political discussion on that subject, just my explanation how being in the USA… read more

Can I Get a Pennsylvania Divorce If I or My Spouse Is Incarcerated?

Posted in Divorce on December 8, 2017

Whether or not anyone can get a divorce in Pennsylvania depends on many things, but, except in a somewhat unusual circumstance, one or both parties being in jail or in prison is not one of them. For a simple, uncontested no-fault divorce, if one or both parties are incarcerated, the place where he, she or… read more

Is a Pennsylvania Divorce Possible If One of Us Is in the Military?

Posted in Divorce on December 1, 2017

When one (or even both) parties to a divorce are in the full-time military service, filing a divorce in Pennsylvania may still be possible even when one party (or both) are stationed, based or posted outside of Pennsylvania…even outside of the USA or even serving for an extended time at sea. What is required is… read more

How Pennsylvania No-Fault Divorce Works

Posted in Divorce on November 24, 2017

Pennsylvania’s no-fault divorce law went into effect in June of 1980. For approximately the previous two hundred years, Pennsylvania had only fault divorce. Even the simplest uncontested fault divorces took quite a bit of a lawyer’s time as the client and lawyer had to appear in Court and the client had to testify about the… read more

How Fast Can One Get a Divorce in Pennsylvania?

Posted in Divorce on November 17, 2017

“How fast can I get my divorce?” That’s a question almost every client asks. The answer depends on several things. First, obviously, is how soon you hire your lawyer to start the process. Mike Davis at Davis Divorce Law is ready to start your divorce immediately. Second, how busy is your lawyer? Davis Divorce Law,… read more

Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney Mike Davis Reaches 43 Years of Practice

Posted in Divorce on November 13, 2017

Davis started practicing in 1974, and has helped well over 100,000 clients, PADivorce.com reports PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Mike Davis announces his 43rd year performing divorces in the state of Pennsylvania. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science in 1970 from the University of Pittsburgh and his Juris Doctor… read more

DIY Divorce Kits Are Risky And Impractical In Pennsylvania

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

This article looks at three reasons why divorce kits are dangerous, especially in Pennsylvania. In recent years, more and more people have chosen to use do-it-yourself divorce kits to help them legally end their marriages. Divorce kits can appear attractive, especially since they promise a divorce quickly and cheaply. However, many people who have used… read more

Many Pros, Few Cons With An Uncontested, No-Fault Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

There are many benefits to seeking an uncontested divorce. We’ve all heard that half of all marriages end in divorce. This statistic is fairly accurate, and while the divorce rate does vary from year-to-year, roughly 50 percent of all married couples do end up splitting. That number is even higher for subsequent marriages, with as… read more

Uncoupled Selfie Trend Highlights Benefits Of Uncontested Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

An uncontested divorce can save time and money. Is it right for you? It is a trend that is sweeping Instagram: the divorce selfie. Often followed with the #uncoupled or #divorceselfies, these photos feature couples who appear to celebrate the fact that they recently finalized their divorce. Many are taken outside the courthouse where the… read more

Staying Together For The Kids Is Not Always In Their Best Interest

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

It is no secret that divorce can take an emotional toll on children, and well-meaning but unhappily married parents often repeat the refrain that they are “staying together for the kids.” However, remaining in a dysfunctional marriage – even for the right reasons – can also be harmful for kids. When the alternative is a… read more

Uncontested Divorce May Lessen The Financial Impact Of Gray Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Gray divorce can create significant financial challenges for older adults; minimizing costs with an uncontested divorce may help ease this problem. Divorce creates a financial burden for most couples, between the direct costs and the increased expenses of living independently afterward. For the growing number of Pittsburgh couples seeking “gray divorces” after age 50, the… read more

Divorce Season Is An Opportunity For A New Start For Many

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

On behalf of Michael Davis January is the most popular time to divorce as people reassess their goals The beginning of the new year also marks, for many, the beginning of their new life as a soon-to-be single person. January has become known as ‘Divorce Month,’ according to MarketWatch, because of the big surge in… read more

Ending Same-Sex Marriages And Marriage-Like Unions In Pennsylvania

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

The status of out-of-state civil unions in Pennsylvania is undecided. Pennsylvania can grant same-sex divorces, but the jury is still out about whether it will dissolve civil unions and other domestic partnerships entered into in other states. While same-sex couples may now get married and divorced from a legally performed marriage in Pennsylvania, other marriage-like… read more

The Value Of Working With An Attorney To File An Uncontested Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Divorce can be a lengthy and expensive process, but it doesn’t have to be. Many people minimize the cost and time of divorce by filing a simple, no-fault, uncontested divorce. When spouses resolve the issues between themselves and file for a no-fault divorce, they can avoid significant expense and wasted time without the need for… read more

The Premarital Agreement In A Simple, Uncontested Pennsylvania Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

In Pennsylvania, spouses can get a simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce with a minimum of time, effort and expense. If they had entered into a premarital agreement before the marriage to settle matters of property division and other issues upon divorce, they must decide at the time of the no-fault divorce whether to enforce the terms… read more

Uncontested Divorce: When Is It Appropriate?

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Divorce is often thought of as a drawn-out, expensive courtroom battle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. An uncontested divorce offers couples an affordable, timely way to avoid the expense and drama of a contested divorce. An uncontested divorce is appropriate in a wide variety of situations, including the following: Couples Who Have… read more

Child Custody Trends Change Amid Evolving Family Structures

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

The family landscape today is much different than it was several decades ago. The Detroit Free Press recently profiled an interesting story about the makeup of today’s 21st century families and just how different the family structure is. The story also discussed how child custody arrangements are much different when a divorce occurs. Stay-at-home dads… read more

No-Fault Divorce: Cheaper, Faster, Less Painful For All Concerned

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Only one of the 50 states refuses to allow some form of no-fault divorce. In a recent editorial, the New York Times lambasted that state’s legislature for failing to enact no-fault divorce, stating that current law makes “divorces costlier, longer, and uglier than they need to be.” In contrast, Pennsylvania has had no-fault divorce since… read more

Facebook Evidence On The Rise In Divorces

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Finally deciding to end your marriage can lead you to focus on your future. Not knowing what is going to happen next can cause a lot of stress, even if you and your spouse have worked out the details of your divorce. You log in to your Facebook account, and post a quick message about… read more

Divorce In Pennsylvania: Is The Price Right?

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

People facing the prospect of divorce usually find that emotional pain is part of the process. And most are surprised when they discover the financial pain from the experience. Bills and fees add up very quickly when a person pays a divorce lawyer by the hour. How High Can The Bills Go? The Billing Rates… read more

Afford Your Divorce – Quick, Easy And Painless

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Everyone has read stories about a divorce that is spiraling out of control, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars as the couple fights over every single thing. Custody of the children, spousal support and property division can be extremely expensive and time-consuming if the parties are focused on going to court. Parties who can resolve… read more

Uncontested Divorce In Pennsylvania

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

It is an unfortunate reality: couples living in misery because both are discouraged from seeking a divorce because of the specter of costly legal fees, property disputes and other financial issues. However, leaving a troubled marriage may not be so difficult when you know about the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce, otherwise known as… read more

The History Of Divorce: Fault Vs. No-Fault Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Did you know that divorce law used to be very different in the United States? While states now primarily follow “no-fault” divorce law, in the past, divorces could be granted only for specific grounds such as adulterous conduct or desertion for a specified time period (typically a year or more). However, this approach to divorce… read more

Residency Requirements For Uncontested Divorces In Pennsylvania

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Leaving a troubled marriage may not be so difficult when you know about the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce, otherwise known as a “mutual consent” divorce. If you are a Pennsylvania resident and you agree on the distribution of assets and debts, you may file for an uncontested divorce. The benefit of this process… read more

Military Divorce: Procedure, Property Division And Support Payments

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania military divorce creates several unique rights and issues in comparison to a traditional civilian divorce – especially in relation to procedure, property division and marital or child support payments. Specific state and federal laws apply to the process. Before you continue reading, however, bear in mind that in a simple, uncontested no-fault divorce… read more

Local Rules Of Court Can Foul Up Your Divorce If You Try To Go It Alone

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

There are many advantages to wrapping up a divorce quickly and as painlessly as possible. Utilizing a simplified divorce process can help you move on with your life, prevent you from having to take part in invasive and time consuming courtroom proceedings, and save you thousands in legal fees. A simple, uncontested no-fault divorce might… read more

How An Attorney Can Help In An Uncontested Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

There are many things that a person can do to get divorced. Many individuals end up seeking advice, and find themselves mentally preparing for a time-consuming and emotionally-draining process. They are unaware of any of the other options that may be available and feel that this is the only way that they can end their… read more

Avoiding Conflict Through Uncontested Divorce

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Divorce can be one of the most painful and humiliating experiences a person can have in life. It may arise after months or years of strife, or because of infidelity, for example. It is no secret that hard feelings and revenge are frequently played out in court proceedings, and divorcing parties may never want to… read more

A Benefit Of Uncontested Divorce – No Court Hearings

Posted in Divorce on October 12, 2016

Going to court may be very annoying or stressful depending on your temperament. You have probably heard horror stories about those who were treated unfairly by the judicial system, as well as those who essentially went to court “for nothing”. When you consider attorney’s fees and the emotional pain of testifying in court, you might… read more

Divorce 100 years ago

Posted in Divorce on August 29, 2016

Some recently released documents provide an interesting look at what some divorces looked like in the U.S. a century ago. The documents are recently unsealed New York divorce records from the early 20th century. That state automatically seals divorce records for 100 years. One thing one might be struck by when looking over the details… read more

Breaking divorce-related anger without breaking the bank

Posted in Divorce on August 25, 2016

There are times when the divorce process is necessarily long. Some couples have complicated estates that must be divided carefully. Child custody proceedings can also be lengthy. But a significant number of divorces take longer than they need to simply because couples have unresolved anger and grief toward one another. Even if the divorce details… read more

Are divorce and child custody leading to fewer inter-state moves?

Posted in Divorce on August 22, 2016

Moving to another state can be stressful and a very impactful life change. So, there are a variety of things that could make a person hesitant to make such a move. It appears that hesitation to make these sorts of moves has been growing in the United States in recent decades. Data on inter-state migration… read more