Spivak Law Firm | Pittsburgh, PA

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Divorce:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you represent me in my divorce?
Yes. Spivak Law Firm provides strong, compassionate, cost-effective representation in divorce matters. To schedule an appointment with a divorce lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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I want a divorce – what should I do?
We recommend that you contact a divorce attorney immediately to protect your legal rights. A divorce attorney can help expedite the process of dividing marital assets and debts. If there are minor children, a divorce attorney can create a custody arrangement that works for your family while the divorce is being finalized. If you are seeking a divorce, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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I’ve been served with a divorce complaint – what should I do?
We recommend that you contact a divorce attorney immediately. If you do not respond to the divorce complaint, a divorce decree may be entered without your consent. Your legal rights could be waived, including the right to divide your marital assets. If you have been served with a divorce complaint, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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How long does a divorce take?
A divorce can take from three months to a few years depending on the issues involved and the spouses’ willingness and ability to work together on resolving issues. To speak with a family law attorney about your divorce, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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What is the fastest, cheapest way to get a divorce?
An uncontested divorce is the quickest and most cost-effective way to end a marriage. In an uncontested divorce, both spouses sign a settlement agreement that resolves their financial issues. A final divorce decree can be entered without appearing in court after a three-month waiting period. But if one spouse contests the divorce, it could take two years before a final divorce decree may be entered. To learn more about uncontested divorces, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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What is an annulment?
An annulment is a legal method for ending a marriage without having to go through a divorce. It applies in very limited situations, such as when one spouse was: forced to wed, tricked into getting married, or underage at the time of the marriage. To find out if your marriage can be annulled, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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My spouse cheated on me – how does that affect the divorce?
You may pursue a fault-based divorce. Grounds for a fault-based divorce include: adultery, physical abuse, and imprisonment for more than two years. Even if your cheating spouse contests the divorce, you may still get a final divorce decree in three months by showing that marital misconduct caused the divorce. Moreover, a cheating spouse generally forfeits any right to spousal support. For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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What is a no-fault divorce?
A no-fault divorce enables a spouse to end the marriage without having to prove that the other spouse committed marital misconduct such as adultery or domestic violence. The standard for a no-fault divorce is where at least one spouse contends that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Most divorces in Pennsylvania are no-fault divorces. To file for a no-fault divorce, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

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Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today

To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.

Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.