Divorce Lawyer Serving Luzerne and Lackawanna County

Divorce Lawyer Serving Luzerne and Lackawanna County

We understand that divorce can be a stressful and emotional time. If you are considering divorce, the experienced divorce lawyer team at The Kulick Law Firm will explain the law and walk you through how it applies to your situation.

Our attorneys take a simple and straightforward approach to divorce matters. During your initial meeting, your divorce lawyer will ask questions to better understand your situation and your goals. Then we will prepare a plan and fight hard to protect your interests.

Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer

When filing for divorce, you must state a reason or reasons you want to end your marriage. These are known as the “grounds” for divorce. Pennsylvania law allows couples to seek a fault-based or a no-fault divorce. Consulting with an experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorney can help determine which option is best for you.

No-Fault Divorce

A couple seeking a no-fault divorce can specify “irreconcilable differences” or an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” as grounds for the divorce. When you seek a no-fault divorce, you are telling the court that you and your spouse cannot get along and that there is no hope of repairing your marriage.

To be eligible to seek a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse must have been separated for at least one year, or you must both consent to the divorce. And, once you file for a no-fault divorce you must wait 90 days before the divorce will be granted.

Fault-Based Divorce

If you file for a fault-based divorce, you must identify the specific reason you are seeking a divorce, and you must be able to prove it with facts.

Pennsylvania recognizes several fault-based grounds for divorce, including:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment for at least one year
  • Extreme cruelty or cruel and barbarous treatment
  • Bigamy (your spouse married you without divorcing their first spouse)
  • Felony conviction resulting in imprisonment for two or more years.

A fault-based divorce is more contentious than a no-fault divorce. However, the divorce lawyer team at The Kulick Law Firm will fight hard to ensure you receive the best outcome possible.

Property Division in a Pennsylvania Divorce

When dividing marital property, Pennsylvania courts apply equitable division without regard to fault. The court will consider several factors including, but not limited to:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Prior marriages
  • Age, health, education, employability, liabilities, and needs of each spouse
  • Contributions by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other
  • Economic circumstances
  • Whether one spouse will be serving as the custodian of any minor children

Contact a Skilled and Compassionate Divorce Lawyer at The Kulick Law Firm

At The Kulick Law Firm, our divorce lawyer team proudly represents hard-working people throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Our lawyers know that divorce is a stressful time for a family. Let us ease your burden by providing thoughtful legal advice consistent with the highest ethical standards.

With over 20 years of combined legal experience, we have the expertise to help you navigate any family law situation. To learn more, meet our team, read testimonials from other people we have helped, and contact us to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.