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Pennsylvania Property Division

The state of Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state. The Pennsylvania divorce courts determine what is considered fair when making the property distribution. When making a property award in divorce, the Pennsylvania divorce court factors in:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Any prior marriages of either spouse
  • Each spouse's age, health, station, amount and sources of income, vocation skills, employabilitiy, estate, liabilities and needs
  • Contribution by one spouse to the other's education, training or increased earning power
  • Opportunity of each spouse for future acquisitions of capital assets and income
  • Both spouse's source of income, including medical, retirement, insurance and other benefits
  • Contribution or dissipation of each spouse in the acquisition, preservation, depreciation or appreciation of the marital property
  • Standard of living the couple established during the marriage
  • Value of property assigned to each party
  • Economic circumstances of each spouse, including tax ramifications, when the property division becomes effective
  • Whether a spouse will be the custodial parent of any dependent minor children

Since Pennsylvania property division depends on the circumstances of the divorce, a local Pennsylvania divorce attorney can further explain how property distribution might be affected in your case. Speak to a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Pennsylvania divorce case review form. Learn more about the divorce process and how Pennsylvania property distribution will work in your case today.

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 lawyer 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.