Lessons From a Recent Pennsylvania Divorce

It is important to remember that if you are considering divorce to first contact an experienced attorney rather than the police or 911 dispatcher. A 42-year old Pennsylvania woman was recently cited for disorderly conduct and misusing the Erie County 911 system after requesting that the dispatcher provide “emergency assistance” to make her husband leave their home because she wanted a divorce. The police accurately explained to the woman that a divorce is a civil matter and that they could not force her husband to leave their marital residence because no crime had been committed.

Are you considering divorce? Talk to an experienced family law attorney who knows how to protect your rights and help you understand consequences of your decisions. Contact the Southwestern Philadelphia law firm of Joanne E. Kleiner & Associates or call (215) 886-1266 to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney.

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