Shippensburg, PA asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania

Q: I am thinking of getting a divorce. I reside in Pennsylvania. How are assets and liabilities handled?

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Mark Medvesky
Mark Medvesky
  • Souderton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Wow, this is a broad question. In PA, we have "Equitable Distribution." That doesn't mean equal or 50/50. It means the court divides the martial property in the best way the parties can move on in a fair way... in theory anyway. So if you are the non-dependent spouse with an advanced degree and working in your chosen field, there is a good chance you will get less than 50% if your spouse is the dependent spouse who is a HS graduate who stayed home to take care of children and is going to have to go through great efforts to start or re-start a career. With that said, property can be negotiated. That is always best. The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

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