Pennsylvania Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
Tit. 23 §§3101 to 3707; Pa. R. Civ. P. 400; 1920.1-1920.92

Residency
Bona fide residency by one party at least 6 months before filing.

Waiting Period
Immediately final, subject to appeal.

No Fault
Irretrievable breakdown; separation (2 yrs.).

Defenses
Existing common-law defense, to all grounds but irretrievably broken marriage.

Grounds
Adultery; cruelty or violence; desertion for 1 or more yrs.; insanity (confined for 18 mos.); bigamy; conviction of crime (sentenced to prison for 2 or more yrs. also; indignities makes life intolerable and burdensome; irretrievable breakdown and 90 days passed since action was filed and mutual consent).


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