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Pennsylvania Divorce Waiting Periods

Like many state divorce laws, Pennsylvania had divorce waiting periods during the divorce process. Typically divorce courts set these designated amounts of time aside to assure that reconciliation isn't possible during the divorce process.

Pennsylvania divorce law doesn't have a waiting period to file for divorce. As long as you meet the Pennsylvania residency requirement, you can file a divorce petition at any time. Once the divorce petition is filed the divorce waiting period depends on the Pennsylvania grounds for divorce you file under. If you and your spouse agree to a no fault divorce, there is a 90 day waiting period before the rest of the divorce process can begin. There isn't a set waiting period if you file for a fault divorce.

The Pennsylvania divorce courts don't require either spouse to require either spouse to recognize a remarriage waiting period, unless the divorce court feels the circumstances of the divorce call for a waiting period.

A local Pennsylvania divorce attorney can help you work through the Pennsylvania divorce process, laws and state requirements. Get advice about how to handle your divorce by calling 877-349-1310 or filling a Pennsylvania divorce case review.

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The above synopsis of Pennsylvania divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Pennsylvania divorce attorney in your area.

Pennsylvania divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.