|Posted:||January 13, 2015 02:30 PM|
|From:||Representative Tarah Toohil|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Reducing the length of time for a no fault divorce based on separation from two (2) years to one (1) year.|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation, formerly HB2517 2013/14, that would reduce the length of time for a no fault divorce based on separation. Currently, under §3301(d) of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, the waiting time is two (2) years from the date of separation after which divorce litigants are permitted to start the process to divide their assets and determine whether alimony is owed. My legislation will propose reducing that mandatory waiting period to one (1) year.
My legislation is based upon the following:
Delaware = 6 months
New York = 1 year
Ohio = 1 year
West Virginia = 1 year
Maryland = 1 year
New Jersey = 6 months
This legislation is supported by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
I hope you will join me in supporting this legislation.
Previous co-sponsors: Lucas, Schlossberg, McGeehan, Regan, Watson, Cutler, Davis, Millard, Marshall, Thomas, Cohen, C. Harris, M. Daley, Caltagirone, McCarter, D. Costa, Stephens, Dean, Petri, Gingrich, Delozier, Swanger, Mullery and Briggs.
Introduced as HB380