Pennsylvania Marital Property Laws
All of the property acquired by a couple during marriage is considered marital property and thus subject to division during the divorce process. Some states (not including Pennsylvania) recognize "community property," in which all property is jointly owned. Ohio marital property laws follow the majority of states in allowing for several different methods to divide marital property after a divorce.
The following chart and links will provide you with information about Pennsylvania marital property laws. See FindLaw's Divorce and Property section to learn more.
|Community Property Recognized?||No. State Supreme Court held community property law (§§48-201, et seq.) invalid under state constitution (357 Pa. 581, 55 A.2d 521)|
|Dower And Curtesy||Share of spouse's estate which is allotted to surviving spouse by rules of intestate succession or by election against will is in lieu and full satisfaction of dower or curtesy at common law (§§20-2105)|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact a Pennsylvania family law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.