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What are Grounds for Divorce in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, a divorce may be granted for fault if one spouse: (1) committed willful and malicious desertion for one or more years; (2) committed adultery; (3) by cruel ad barbarous treatment, endangered the life or health of the injured and innocent spouse; (4) knowingly entered into a bigamous marriage; (5) has been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two or more years upon conviction of having committed a crime; (6) has offered such indignities to the innocent and injured spouse as to render that spouse’s condition intolerable and life burdensome. A divorce may also be granted if one spouse is institutionalized for insanity or if the parties agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. (Pennsylvania Statutes Title 23, Section 3301)

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