Is Your Spouse Refusing To Agree To A Divorce?
In Pennsylvania, the waiting time before you can obtain a divorce can be lengthy if your spouse does not consent to the proceeding. To avoid a long and difficult divorce process, it’s important to seek a lawyer’s help as soon as possible.
At Rowe Law Offices, P.C., our Lehigh Valley attorneys offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about contested and uncontested divorce.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce In Pennsylvania?
If you and your spouse agree, you can obtain a final divorce 90 days from your separation date. If your spouse does not consent to a divorce, however, you have two options:
- Plead no-fault and wait two years from your separation date until you can see a divorce master and obtain a final divorce
- Plead a fault ground such as indignity or adultery, after which you can obtain a divorce in 90 days.
For most people, neither option is attractive. This is why it is so important to seek the help of a skilled lawyer. We are often able to persuade the other spouse to revoke his or her lack of consent rather than face the prospect of a divorce based on a fault ground.