Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney
Focusing Solely on Family Law for More Than 15 Years
Divorce can be one of the most heartbreaking and emotionally draining experiences
a person can experience during their lifetime. As hot button issues such
as child custody and asset division cause divorces to turn into contentious
legal battles, it is important that divorcing spouses retain the services
of a skilled attorney to ensure their rights are protected during this
difficult time. If you planning to file for divorce or already undergoing
this process, you should consider consulting with our experienced Pittsburgh
divorce lawyer from the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen.
Our founding lawyer, Attorney Avram Rosen, has
dedicated the last 15 years to solely practicing family law and is well-equipped to handle all types of divorce, including both contested
uncontested divorce. Having handled hundreds of
family law cases throughout his lengthy practice, Mr. Rosen can use his vast legal
knowledge to guide you step-by-step through many of the tough legal issues
that arise in the divorce process, such as the division of property or
the division of parental rights. No divorce is too complex for us to handle,
and we are prepared to go the distance to help you get through this difficult
time as smoothly as possible.
Schedule a consultation today to get started towards retaining the advocacy you deserve.
Resolving Family Law Issues Related to Divorce
We know that divorce can be both logistically and emotionally challenging,
which is why we are here to support you each step of the way. Here are
some of the many different types of divorce-related issues that we commonly
assist clients with:
We also serve members of the military who are dealing with
military divorce, which is much more complex than civilian divorce. We are also able to
help clients through the financial complexities of
high net worth divorce. While we are committed to doing everything within our power to negotiate
an amicable solution to your separation, we are fully prepared to pursue
litigation on your behalf and protect your rights to the full extent of the law.
Grounds and Requirements for Divorce in Pennsylvania
In the state of Pennsylvania, couples are allowed to divorce on both fault
and no-fault grounds. Fault grounds can include desertion, extreme cruelty,
adultery, a felony conviction, and bigamy. Conversely, no-fault divorces
are based on the irreconcilable breakdown of a couple’s marriage.
While fault will not have any effect on the distribution of marital assets,
it can play a key role in the way alimony is awarded.
To file for divorce in Pennsylvania, spouses must meet the following requirements:
- One spouse must have been a PA resident for at least six months before filing
- The divorce must be filed in the county where either spouse lives
The length of the divorce process will vary depending on the grounds of
divorce. Spouses who wish to divorce on no-fault grounds must each submit
a sworn written statement agreeing to the divorce and endure a subsequent
90 day waiting period before a court will enter a final divorce judgment.
Divorces that are not backed by mutual consent can take longer, as the
divorce-seeking spouse must submit a sworn statement indicating that the
couple has lived apart for a period of one year. Fault divorces, on the
other hand, do not have a waiting period.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen?
At the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen, we understand how important it is
to work with a divorce attorney who will actually hear your concerns and
work with you as a partner in protecting the best interests of you and
your family. Due to the size of our firm, we are able to provide each
of our clients with
personalized counsel that is geared to their specific needs.
Unlike what you might experience at a large corporate law office, your
divorce will not get lost in the shuffle at our firm. Whether you and
your spouse are
collaborating on a divorce agreement or you are getting certain divorce-related matters
decided in court, our competent Pittsburgh divorce attorney can help you
work to ensure that you are being treated fairly throughout the process.
We encourage you to turn to our competent divorce lawyer for assistance.
Contact the Law Offices of Avram Y. Rosen and speak with us today!