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Q: I need Pre-Nup advice

I was married in Dallas 18 years ago. Neither of us lives there now. Out of no where, my husband just demanded an “amicable” divorce, ie. we have a pre nup.

I think he is rushing because he may have reason to believe it can be invalidated.

I do not have his kind of money. How... Read more »

Patrick J Cooper
Patrick J Cooper answered on Mar 8, 2018

First, you should consult with an experienced local divorce attorney. Make sure that you bring a copy of your pre-nuptial agreement to the consultation. Some attorneys offer a free initial consultation and some charge a fee. Either way, if you consult with the right attorney, that will be time and... Read more »

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Q: Both parties are consenting to divorce but have been separated for 10 years. Does the 90 day waiting period still count?

My fiance has been separated from his wife for over 13 years. She is consenting to the divorce. We are just wondering if we still needed to the 90 days after we filed the affidavit of service or can we go ahead and proceed

Patrick J Cooper
Patrick J Cooper answered on Mar 8, 2018

This is a great question. Unfortunately the rules of procedure in divorce cases can be confusing.

The Pennsylvania Divorce Code requires different waiting periods depending on the parties' date of separation. Once the parties have been separated for over one or two years (depending on...
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