Fault Grounds In Divorce

In Pennsylvania, you have a choice of filing for divorce based on fault or no-fault grounds. While the vast majority of divorces are based on no-fault grounds, there may be times when a fault-based divorce can work to your advantage. For example, if your spouse does not consent to divorce, you would be required to wait for two years from your separation date to obtain a no-fault divorce. You could obtain a fault-based divorce 90 days after your separation date.

At Rowe Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about fault-based and no-fault divorce. From our offices in Wyomissing and Lancaster, we serve clients in Berks, Lancaster and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania.

What Are The Fault Grounds In Pennsylvania?

Since the advent of no-fault divorce, few people file for divorce based on fault grounds in Pennsylvania. The fault grounds are still available, however. In Pennsylvania, you can obtain a divorce based on the following fault grounds:

  • Desertion for one year or longer
  • Adultery
  • Indignities that render your condition intolerable
  • Cruel and barbarous treatment
  • Bigamy
  • A prison sentence of two or more years

Filing for divorce based on fault grounds can be costly both financially and emotionally. However, sometimes seeking a fault-based divorce is enough to persuade an unreasonable spouse to agree to divorce based on a no-fault ground. Our lawyers never seek to create issues where none need to exist.

Attorneys For Divorce Based On Fault Grounds In Pennsylvania

For more information about fault and no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania, call Rowe Law Offices, P.C., at 610-816-0935 (Berks County), 717-345-3208 (Lancaster County), 570-362-6837 (Schuylkill County) or 866-232-1913, or send us an email.