Q: How long do you have to be separated in Pennsylvania before the divorce will be final?
Section 3301(d) of the PA Divorce Code states that a no fault divorce can be granted if (1) the parties have been separated for two years and (2) the marriage is irretrievably broken. Both points can be contested. You should consult with an attorney in your county for legal advice about your situation and to discuss any economic claims you may have. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should contact the legal services office in your county.
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