Pennsylvania law dating while seperated
The innocent new friend can be deposed by the other side’s lawyer (that is, asked questions that are taken under oath and recorded by a stenographer or even videotaped) and subpoenaed to testify at trial.
The purpose is to determine exactly when the relationship began, whether it is sexual, whether any marital property has been transferred to the new friend, such as by gift, how much money was spent on dating this person, and whether the spouse has said anything that could be used against him or her at trial.
Pennsylvania recently changed the separation period from two years down to one – the time period spouses have to wait before they can file for divorce.
The date of separation in a marriage impacts what constitutes the marital assets and debts as well as the timing of when a divorce decree can be finalized without the other spouse’s consent.
Our Pennsylvania divorce attorneys can assist you in forming a game plan for your future if you are considering a separation from your spouse.
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