Flash Divorce is centered around the idea that divorce can be made easier and less stressful. A component of this program is the attorney assisted divorce service. This interactive questionnaire is designed to generate a series of documents that may be used to begin the process to obtain a no-fault divorce in a Pennsylvania court. Why wait to meet with a lawyer to start your divorce? With Flash Divorce, you can start your divorce the same day. However, divorce documents should not be used as a substitute for legal advice, if more detailed advice is desired, for a separate fee, you may speak with one of our staff attorneys. Our lawyer can review the documents before they are signed and submitted for filing.A divorce is a legal proceeding that dissolves a marriage. All of the legal rights and relationships as husband and wife that were created by the marriage are extinguished the moment a judge signs the divorce decree. It is a relatively simple matter if the parties agree to divorce, but if only one party wants a divorce, or there are issues of child custody or support, alimony, or the division of property, debt, or retirement benefits included within the Complaint for Divorce, the courts in most cases will not grant a divorce decree until those issues are resolved.
Some states require a court-ordered period of “legal separation” before actual divorce proceedings can begin. In Pennsylvania, “separation” means simply that you and your spouse no longer live together. This can be by mutual agreement, or by one party leaving or being ordered out of the marital home, and it is possible for a couple to be legally separated even while living on the same property. In Pennsylvania, once a divorce complaint is filed and served, there is a legal presumption that the parties are living separate and apart not later than the date that the complaint is served. This separation date may be important to preserve or sever certain legal interests that either party may have in marital property. However, at least one party must have been a resident of the state for at least six months immediately prior to beginning legal action.