Pennsylvania Simplified Divorce Procedures

The spouses may file for divorce on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and if both spouses consent to the divorce, it will be handled in an expedited manner. There are official sample forms for filing a complaint for divorce on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. There are also official forms available for filing the required affidavit of consent. There are also other sample divorce proceeding forms available in Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, Actions of Divorce of Annulment Section, Rule 1920.01+. In addition, separation agreements are expressly authorized. [Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated; Title 23, Section 3301 and Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules 1920.01+].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Pennsylvania, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Pennsylvania state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Pennsylvania Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Pennsylvania Laws and the filing requirements.