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Confusion Over Pennsylvania Divorce Separation Time Comes To An End

On December 5th, 2018 the 2 year separation law became irrelevant.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, December 7, 2018 / -- In June of 1980, Pennsylvania's new no-fault law went into effect. If couples had not been separated 3 three years, they had to have a 90 day waiting period in the middle of their divorces.

A few years later, the 3 years wait was reduced to 2 and done so with immediate effect.

In December of 2016, the separation time was reduced just 1 year... but with a condition for which no one really understood the reason, and it is not very easy to explain. The new law said that if a couple's separation began before December 5, 2016, that couple still had to have been apart for 2 years to avoid the 90 day waiting period; however, if the separation began on or after December 5, 2016, the couple could avoid the 90 day wait if they had been apart only 1 year.

This December 5th, 2018 put December 5th of 2016 two years behind us, making the start time of the separation to avoid the 90 day wait irrelevant as long as the couple separated over a year before December 5th. (Please remember that Pennsylvania law does NOT require that a couple be separated at all to obtain a simple, uncontested, low-cost, no-fault divorce. It would simply make such a divorce take at least 90 days longer.)


At the Pennsylvania law firm of Davis Divorce Law, we represent individuals in simple, uncontested, no-fault divorce matters for the low cost of $219.00 COMPLETE. Our firm represents individuals throughout Pennsylvania, including the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Altoona, Johnstown, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, York, Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, State College, Allentown, Bethlehem and all other cities, towns, and counties in PA.

Michael Davis
Davis Divorce Law
+1 800-486-4070
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