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Anyone from Pennsylvania? Evidence to prove A?

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shiloe posted 1/24/2014 21:48 PM

Just curious if anyone from Pennsylvania filed a fault D in PA on grounds of Adultery.

How much / what kind of evidence do you actually need?

Any info would be appreciated.

Williesmom posted 1/25/2014 06:57 AM

Pa is a no fault state. I wouldn't bother with evidence. Just be done with it.

roughroadahead posted 1/25/2014 08:15 AM

I live in a state with fault and no-fault options. Adultery as a fault option requires proof they actually had sex. If this is the case in PA, your lawyer can give you more information about how that can be proven short of a witness to the act. I agree with williesmom though, long term it is better just to have it done with.

shiloe posted 1/25/2014 08:30 AM

I actually never thought of pursuing a fault D on grounds of adultery.

My SIL (yeah, my WH sister) called me and told me I should look into it and see if it is a viable option.

Iamacrab posted 1/25/2014 09:28 AM

I'm in PA. I opted not to pursue it due to costs and that proving adultery in PA is very difficult. Due to my personal circumstances (no kids, brief marriage, no equity in home as it was purchased not long before separation, not that much income disparity) my atty advised me that if it mattered that much to me, to name the OW in my filing, state the situation, but not file as no fault. That way it's public record, but I'm not paying to try to prove it/get anything from it.
When I was thinking about it, tons of evidence was required, a PI was suggested to me, plus all the common things, phone and text records etc to prove a situation that culminated in sexual activity between them.
My atty also said it would be tens of thousands of dollars vs the couple thousand if I filed no fault. For me, it was a better way to go when I really thought about what I'd ultimately get from it. However, based upon your circumstances that may not be the case. Good luck.

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