Although there are no laws on the books in Pennsylvania regarding separation, separating from your spouse presents legal issues that should be worked out with a family law attorney before you decide to live apart.
Most married couples that separate end up in different homes, which means they are dividing up furniture and other household goods. If there are children involved, the couple has to decide on living arrangements and child custody schedules. A family law attorney can draft a legally binding contract that spells out the rights and responsibilities of each spouse.
A marital separation contract can also include language regarding child and spousal support, or alimony.
Contact McGrail & Associates for advice before you move out of your marital home or ask your spouse for a separation. With our expertise, we can guide you through the process and help you maintain your rights.