Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. She was always available and really listened to me and ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else very friendly. I have never had an issue personally or ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His office is extremely professional and efficient. They never forget that ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age discrimination) and gave me options on what I could do. ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' needs. I never hesitate to send him a referral as ...

Robert Davis

Jul 25, 2018

WERE BACK !! First and foremost Peter has a sense of humor. Peter was efficient and effective and on point when it came to the time line of events. Very important ...

Angela Reighard

Jun 26, 2018

Kara Haggerty was an amazing attorney. She handled my highly toxic divorce with aplomb, carefully and skillfully. Megan was also very helpful. Highly recommend!!

Bob Levin

May 11, 2018

I have been working with Peter for last 3 years and the experience has been worthwhile. He is a man of his word and I would highly recommend him.

Beth Sizer

Mar 22, 2018

I am a grandmother who just wants to be involved with her only grandson\'s life in every way, watch him grow and always be there for him and just ...


Jan 10, 2018

Peter is an excellent attorney! He is caring and effective in his representations.

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Readers of this divorce and family law blog might be interested in the results of a recent nationwide survey of state divorce filings, rates and procedures. The data, compiled from three different national sources, examined divorce rates, filing fees and any mandatory minimum processing times in each American state. The authors of the survey also assigned a score, representing the ease of filing for divorce in each state.

Pennsylvania ranked as having among the lowest yearly divorce rates. However, its marks were not as good in the other categories, specifically filing cost and filing ease. It also scored moderately in the duration of its divorce proceedings, compared to other states. Under state law, a minimum time of 270 days is required for Pennsylvania divorce proceedings.

One rationale behind minimum processing periods might be the idea of a cooling off period. If a divorce filing were initiated in the heat of an argument, for example, the waiting period might allow a couple to approach the issue in a more reasonable manner. As a divorce attorney might agree, the manner in which couples approach divorce settlement talks can greatly impact the length of a divorce, as well as the amount of court involvement required.

In fact, an amicable approach to divorce might actually enable several substitutes for litigation, such as mediation or collaborative law. A divorce attorney that also specializes in these alternative methods might help couples achieve an equitable divorce settlement without the frustration, fighting and expenses that might accompany more contested divorces. Such approaches may also involve less invasion of a couple’s privacy, avoiding tactics such as independent financial valuations, forensic accounting over disputed property division issues, and courtroom disputes.

Source:, “Divorce Rate By State: How Does Your State Stack Up?” Sept. 5, 2013