Question: What is the date of separation in PA?

According to Pennsylvania Divorce Code, the date of separation is the date upon which the parties are living “separate and apart”. By definition “separate and apart” is “the cessation of cohabitation, whether living in the same residence or not.

How do I find out my separation date in PA?

Perhaps the most definitive method of establishing a date of separation in Pennsylvania is to file a divorce complaint. The law presumes that the date of separation is the date on which the divorce complaint is filed unless a party can establish an alternate date.

What is considered date of separation?

The date before the date on which one of the spouses dies leaving the other spouse surviving.

Can you date while legally separated in PA?

You are free to date during separation without having to worry that your social life will be used as grounds for divorce. Adultery is grounds for divorce in Pennsylvania, and if your spouse can prove you committed adultery, they can seek a divorce with fault.

In Pennsylvania, you can be single, married, or divorced, but there is no law that allows you to be legally separated. When couples decide to separate, however, they face many of the same legal issues divorcing couples do, including how to divide property, cover expenses, and ensure the children continue to spend

Does Pa require separation before divorce?

Separation. Pennsylvania does not have a legal separation process. The date of separation is important in calculating the two-year time period that must pass before one party can obtain a no-fault divorce without the consent of the other party.

Can you live in same house and be legally separated?

Answer: Yes, you can be separated from your spouse but both be living in the same house. Whatever the reason for choosing to remain separated in the same house, you should clearly define what the terms of your relationship are. To file for divorce, you and your spouse need to have been separated for at least 12 months.

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