As long as one of you has been a resident of PA for the past 6 months, you are eligibile to file for an uncontested divorce in PA. and use SimpleDivorce Filer. You can file for divorce in any county, no matter where you live or where you were married.
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Payments from one spouse to help the other make transition to post-divorce life.
Payments to manage costs related to the children’s well-being and care.
A healthy mindset for mediation is an openness to negotiation and fairness and a focus on problem-solving and resolution.
An official document issued by the court that legally dissolves a marriage relationship.
Complete and send your final forms to the courthouse to get your decree and be officially divorced.
No. It is not required in the state of PA. If you do not have any marital property, joint debt or children together under 18, you probably don't need one. However, if you do, we recommend documenting decisions about property division, retirement/pension assets, debt division, alimony, temporary alimony, spousal support, child custody and child support in a marital settlement agreeement, or MSA. Without one, if your spouse does not follow through with a verbal agreement, there is no recourse to enforce your terms. Most importantly, once the divorce is final, you cannot go back and negotiate terms.You have waived all rights to court-ordered equitable distribution or property rights when there is no MSA. The only exception is child support and custody, which can be amended at any time.
Yes. Montgomery County requires court fees of $280.00 and $52.50, paid at two separate points in the process. They must be paid by money order or certified cashier’s check.
Yes. Any Pennsylvania resident (of six months or more) can file for divorce in any county of Pennsylvania.
Not yet. SimpleDivorce™ Filer is designed for couples who are in agreement regarding property division and/or child support and custody. If you need assistance working out the terms of your divorce, contact our intake specialists for a general assessment of your situation and next steps.
No. What you need is called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). We recommend scheduling a 30-40 minute phone consultation with our attorney to discuss what's involved in obtaining a QDRO. The cost of the consult is a reduced rate of $175, paid in advance, in which both spouses are required to participate.
No. SimpleDivorce™ Filer is designed for couples who are both in agreement to divorce and willing to take the necessary steps to file for a divorce decree. If you need individal legal advice before filing, you should obtain this separately before using SimpleDivorce™ Filer. We provide divorce forms and filing instructions to help you obtain your divorce decree in county court. You are ultimately responsible for obtaining your own legal advice in reference to the possible waiver of any legal or property rights that you may have at the time of the divorce filing. If you have questions, we recommend visiting www.Avvo.com for online attorney forums, affordable legal teleconsults and attorney referrals.
Yes, if you use SimpleDivorce™ Filer and decide not to include an MSA, you are waiving all of these rights. Any property distribution is based solely upon your verbal agreement. The court cannot enforce verbal agreements and you cannot renegotiate terms once the divorce is final.
Filing for divorce in Montgomery County involves a 3-step process. Pennsylvania requires a 90-day waiting period once the Divorce Complaint has been filed. After the 90-days ends, you will continue to file remaining required documents. Your file will then be presented to an assigned judge, who will issue the decree at his/her discretion based on their schedule and time of year (vacations and holidays). The signing and mailing paperwork is just a few hours of your time. Overall, the process takes as little as 4 months, from start to finish.
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Yes. You can always file for child support and custody with the Domestic Relations Office in the county where you reside at any time, before or after the divorce is final.
SimpleDivorce Filer™ is an online program that requires downloading and printing forms, watching video tutorials and receiving reminder emails from our legal document specialist. If you don’t have regular access to a computer, mobile device or printer, this service is not for you.
No, a marital settlement agreement is not included in our SimpleDivorce™ Filer service. You must either have your own signed and notarized agreement, or for an additional fee, you can use our attorney to draft your marital settlement agreement.
No. The only exception is child support and custody.
We do not prepare quitclaim deeds, or any kind of property transfer deeds as part of our services. We refer clients to E. William Pastor, Esquire to prepare the deed or to Rocket Lawyer to download the forms for the appropriate deed they need so they can prepare it on their own.
A full refund is offered within 72 hours (or 3 days) of receiving your first payment. After that time, we can cancel your 2nd payment. Court approval is 100% guaranteed, and if, for any reason, we decide that we cannot help you process your paperwork, you will be refunded the full amount.