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Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Divorce FAQ

Making the decision to file for divorce certainly was not easy, and when you finally decide to end your marriage in Pittsburgh, you will likely have many questions that need to be answered before you can proceed.

For this reason, below we have provided the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have had in regard to their impending divorce. Additional questions can be answered when you schedule your initial consultation with our firm.

What Does It Mean for a Divorce to Be Contested?

A contested divorce means that either you or your spouse are unable to agree to the terms of your divorce thus far. This might include the division of your property and assets, spousal support, child custody issues, and child support, to name a few.

Most contested divorce cases can be resolved in mediation, though it is possible that the judge presiding over your case may need to make executive decisions on your behalf if you are unable to come to an arrangement with your spouse.

Does PA Recognize Legal Separations?

No, the state of Pennsylvania does not recognize legal separations. However, it is important to note the exact date that you and your spouse began living separate lives, as this will be relevant when it comes time to divide your property, debts, and assets.

How Does Alimony Work in Pittsburgh?

When one spouse earns less than the other, they may be in need of financial assistance for a period of time, and the higher-earning spouse can be ordered to pay spousal support to the lesser-earning spouse.

Alimony can be ordered in the interim or permanently, depending on the circumstances of your case, while the amount that will be ordered will be dependent on a number of different factors. Your Pittsburgh divorce attorney can offer clarification when you reach out to discuss the details of your case.

What Is Equitable Distribution?

The equitable distribution process refers to the portion of your divorce where you and your spouse divide your property, debts, and assets amongst each other. Equitable distribution means that your marital estate will be divided equitably, but not necessary equally.

With this in mind, you will want to try to divide your marital property together rather than having the courts do so on your behalf so that you have a better opportunity to retain the property and belongings that you hope to keep.

Consult with a Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer

Before you move forward with your divorce, it would be well-advised to consult with a Pittsburgh divorce lawyer at Taybron Law Firm, LLC

You can schedule your initial case evaluation today by giving our office a call at (412) 231-9786 or by completing the brief contact form located on our site.

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