This section explains the subject of divorce law in Pennsylvania.
It is designed to provide general legal information and is not a substitute for legal advice provided by an attorney who is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
While it is possible to be separated and still live under the same roof, this makes proof of separation more difficult, Parties should live in two different places during the period of separation.
Adultery is sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than the spouse.
The testimony is all that most courts require to verify residency. The fault grounds for divorce in Pennsylvania are: 1. Extreme cruelty, including any physical or mental cruelty that endangers your safety or health, or which makes continued living together improper or unreasonable. Knowingly entering a bigamous marriage while a former marriage is still existing. Sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two (2) years upon conviction of having committed a crime. Imposed such indignities on the innocent spouse as to render that spouse's condition intolerable and life burdensome. Insanity or serious mental disorder which has resulted in confinement in a mental institution for at least eighteen (18) months immediately before the filing of the complaint, and where there is no reasonably prospect that the spouse will be discharged from inpatient care during the 18 months subsequent to the commencement of the action.