Listed below are basic issues to be resolved in your divorce and discussed with your spouse.
Please be advised that negotiations of these issues are not part of a NON-CONTESTED
NO-FAULT DIVORCE. The list is general in nature and is not intended to cover all
issues that may come up in your divorce case. These issues should be discussed with your
attorney. Not all items apply to all cases.
Physical - where the children live,
Legal - who will make the important
decisions in their lives
Partial Custody: What you and I call visitation; how much time the non-custodial parent will
spend with the children
Grandparents visitation, transportation
College education for the children, removal from state
Medical and dental expenses of the children
Agreement to review child support (this can be raised at any time with the court without
Income Tax deduction of the children; who will claim them
Special needs of children
Religious training of children
Children from former Marriage
Division of the marital home and any other real estate, including time shares
Personal Property, division of this includes many items such as furniture, art and collectibles
A couple can come to their own agreement about property settlement, which the court will generally accept. The Pennsylvania court will decide if either spouse is entitled to alimony, based on age, physical and mental condition, earning potential, duration of the marriage and standard of living. The court decides the duration of alimony, but support ends automatically if the one receiving it remarries or cohabits.
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