There has been a recent change to the legal separation rule resulting in you and your spouse being able to get divorced more quickly. If only one spouse wants the divorce, then the couple now only needs to be separated for at least one year before a Divorce can be granted.
For purposes of Divorce in Pennsylvania, legal separation means you and your spouse are living separately and apart. This can mean under one roof or under two roofs. As such, a couple can be considered Legally “Separated” even if they are still living in the same home. A Separation can also occur if one spouse leaves the home or one spouse is thrown out. A Separation can also occur if one spouse is Court Ordered to leave the home through a Protection from Abuse Order or some other Court Order.
If you have further questions about how long it takes to get a Divorce in Pennsylvania or about Legal Separation contact Gummo Law Office for a free consultation today.