Pittsburgh, PA asked in Divorce for Pennsylvania

Q: My boyfriend wants to get divorced. They've been separated for at least 7 years. Can he get divorced w/o her agreeing?

She is very difficult and when he tried to file before she would not sign any papers or cooperate with anything. He doesn't know if she'll cooperate now, but, it's 5 years since he first tried so he is hoping. He just wants to be divorced and to be able to get on with his life with me.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Dawn Padanyi

Answered
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Divorce can be attained without mutual consent under certain sections of the divorce code. Especially in the case of a husband wife that have been separated for the length of time you indicate. He should contact a local divorce attorney to consult with him and assist in getting his divorce finalized.

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