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Uncontested Divorce in Pittsburgh

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If you are seeking legal assistance in obtaining an uncontested divorce in Pennsylvania, we recommend that you consult with our firm as soon as possible to get started. We have been practicing in the field of divorce and family law exclusively since 1999 and are extremely well-versed in handling all types of divorce cases, including uncontested divorce.

What is involved in a Pittsburgh uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties are in agreement on obtaining the divorce and on any divorce-related issues, such as property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Because there are no issues to hammer out in a courtroom, this type of divorce is faster, less expensive, and less stressful for the divorcing couple. For those couples who have no children and few, if any assets, this is the simplest and easiest divorce process. For those who do have children and marital property, if you can agree on how to divide the property and issues relating to your children, you can still file for and obtain an uncontested divorce.

In a traditional, contested divorce, your divorce issues are argued by opposing attorneys and decided by a judge. An uncontested divorce allows you and your spouse to decide the terms of your divorce rather than the court. This keeps you in control of your divorce and your future. By co-operating with your spouse and reaching a divorce agreement on your divorce-related issues, you have control over your finances, how to split up your assets, and, if you have children, how the family will operate in the new post-divorce situation.

No-Fault Divorce Grounds

Two no-fault grounds for a divorce exist under Pennsylvania law, which make uncontested divorces much easier to obtain. These consist of a mutual consent divorce and one based on a two-year separation. For legal assistance with any type of uncontested divorce, it is important to speak with the Pittsburgh divorce attorney at our firm about the particulars of your situation.