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Pennsylvania Divorce

Is Pennsylvania a Common Law State?

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Each state has its own specific set of laws that govern how a married couple must proceed when they want to divorce. However, when unmarried partners separate, they do not have the same rights and responsibilities by law. Below are a few key differences and the legal measures you may be able to take if […]

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Stay-at-Home Parents Are Not Guaranteed Spousal Support

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Many parents choose stay-at-home parenting for financial reasons. For one, the high cost of childcare can make it impractical for both parents to work. Other parents stay home because they believe it is the best choice for their family. If you are a stay-at-home parent and are divorcing your spouse, you may be concerned about […]

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Do not believe these 4 divorce myths

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If this is your first time getting a divorce, the process will naturally be unfamiliar. You may seek advice from family members or friends. Take the tips you get from these well-meaning people with a grain of salt. More often than not, what you hear about divorce is either completely wrong or not applicable to your […]

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Determining “Separate Property” in a Divorce

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If you’re getting divorced in Pennsylvania, you have likely heard the term “equitable distribution.” Pennsylvania divorce law follows the rules of equitable distribution, which is how assets are divided in a divorce, and where the courts divide marital property and debts as they see fair. However, with careful planning, divorcing spouses have the ability to omit […]

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Getting Divorced? Check Out These Pennsylvania Divorce Myths.

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If you have just started your divorce journey, you’re likely gathering information. Independent research and advice from family and friends can be useful at this time. However, hearsay can create false knowledge, which doesn’t help anyone. At our firm, we work hard to ensure our clients are as well informed as possible. That often means […]

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What Does Pennsylvania’s New Divorce Law Mean for You?

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The waiting period to get a divorce has officially been shortened in Pennsylvania. The new law, which took effect in December 2016, amends the divorce code for no-fault divorces by changing the waiting period to one year instead of two. Before the new law was passed, a person who wanted a divorce without the consent […]

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

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