|Pennsylvania Divorce Code Annotated|
AUTHORS: BARBARA B. ZULICK, J.D.
and ARTHUR S. ZANAN, M.L.S., J.D.
Published: December 2019 (2020 Edition)
(Prior Editions: 1980 and 1992 by Perlberger; 2007 - 2019
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
Library of Congress Number: 2006940288
1 VOLUME, SOFT-COVER, PRICE: $209.00
This book brings together in one convenient publication the annotated statutes and court rules relating to Pennsylvania divorce. First, it is an annotation of Pennsylvania's Divorce Code and follows the sections of the Code, as it was codified in 1990. Annotations include Author Commentary and analysis, as well as Case Summaries of both Pennsylvania appellate and trial court cases. Second, it sets forth the annotated Pennsylvania court rules regarding actions of divorce or for annulment of marriage, as well as rules relating to Domestic Relations matters generally.
The book is designed to be used as a reference work and a handbook. It is physically suited to fit handily into the practitioner's briefcase and will travel from office, to home and to the courthouse.
It has been three decades since Pennsylvania enacted the "Pennsylvania Divorce Code." In 1988, the legislature passed substantial amendments to the Code. The Code was again amended in January 2005. The legislature continues to work to ensure that the Code reflects the wishes and values of the population and the judiciary to interpret new laws to ensure that the stated goal of economic justice is met.
As the divorce rate in Pennsylvania remains high, many citizens will only experience the judicial system first-hand in the context of their own divorces. As the Commonwealth's population ages, many of these divorcing citizens will participate in the judicial system at later ages when their resilience and resources are perhaps limited. The legislature and the judiciary continue to ensure that these citizens are fairly and thoughtfully treated during this life-changing process. We hope that this book will aid practitioners in that work.
The reader may work with this book in three ways to assure quick access to the subject matter. First, you may access the book through the Table of Contents, which follows the Code, as enacted in Title 23 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, and the Pennsylvania court rules. Second, you may consult the detailed Index to locate your topic. Third, you may locate your topic and related discussion and cases through the Table of Cases.
Court rules appearing in this volume are current through October 2017. Statutes are current through Act 2017-54 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Cases are included through September, 2014.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
DOMESTIC RELATIONS CODE
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART II. MARRIAGE
|17.||Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Marriage|
|19.||Abolition of Actions for Alienation of Affections and Breach of Promise to Marry|
PART IV. DIVORCE
|33.||Dissolution of Marital Status|
|37.||Alimony and Support|
DIVORCE CODE COURT RULES
ACTION OF DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE
|Rules 1920.1 — 1920.92|
RULES RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS MATTERS GENERALLY
|Rules 1930.1 — 1931|
APPENDIX A. CHECKLIST OF MARITAL PROPERTY
APPENDIX B. FORMS
TABLE OF CASES
|1.||Complaint in Divorce under Section 3301(a)(6)|
|2.||Affidavit of Service of Section 3301(d) Notice|
|3.||Complaint in Divorce with Multiple Counts|
|4.||Answer and New Matter|
|5.||Answer and Counterclaim|
|6.||Sheriff's Order for Service and Return of Service|
|7.||Certificate of Service|
|8.||Entry of Appearance|
|9.||Praecipe and Rule for a Bill of Particulars|
|10.||Bill of Particulars|
|11.||Judgment of Non-Pros|
|12.||Preliminary Objections (Contesting Jurisdiction)|
|13.||Petition to Approve Grounds for Divorce|
|14.||Praecipe to Withdraw Grounds|
|15.||Motion to Amend Caption and Order|
|16.||Certification of Service of Counseling Notice|
|17.||Affidavit of Non-Military Service|
|19.||Notice of Filing of Master's Report and Time in Which to File Exceptions|
|20.||Exceptions to Master's Report|
|21.||Waiver of Exceptions' Period|
|22.||Petition for Interim Counsel Fees and Expenses|
|23.||Request for Production of Documents|
|24.||Motion to Compel|
|25.||Motion for Sanctions for Failure to Respond to Written Interrogatories|
|26.||Petition for Creation of Constructive Trust|
|28.||Final Decree (Property Settlement)|
|29.||Final Decree (With Domestic Relations Office)|
|30.||Petition for Bifurcation|
|31.||Divorce Decree (With Order Reserving Jurisdiction Over Remaining Issues)|
|32.||Notice of Intention to Retake Maiden Name|
|33.||Petition to Open Divorce Decree|
|34.||Petition to Vacate or Strike Divorce Decree|
|35.||Petition for Special Relief in the Nature of Exclusive Possession|