Can you divorce when pregnant?

I’ve searched the web everywhere…does anyone know if you can get a divorce while pregnant in Pennsylvania? Or would I have to wait until the baby is born?
I have researched this and have discovered that some states will not allow this because the whole case needs to be reopened once the child is born. I just can’t find anything in PA. And trust me…this is not what I want…this is my husband’s choice that I can’t even come close to understanding.

You need to check with an attorney to be sure but I think you can in PA. Some states will not grant a divorce or allow for a divorce filing while pregnant.

15 Responses

  1. Davidica Says:

    You can get divorced when pregnant. Pregnancy is not a handicap.
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  2. jramy.kiki Says:

    y do u need the divorce can’t you just make things work
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  3. VoiceofCommonSense Says:

    There is no law in any state that prevents you anytime from divorcing.
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  4. LocalBoy Says:

    y would u have to wait until the baby is born to divorce???
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  5. Just Me :) Says:

    Huh? You can file for a divorce whenever you have the money or resources to do so. An unborn child has nothing to do with these steps
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  6. Just BN Me Says:

    Getting a divorce has absolutely nothing to do with being pregnant. But when you talk to your lawyer (and you should get one) ask them when will the child custody and support issues be handled — before or after the baby is born. Since you got pregant during pregnancy the child issues have to be decided upon in the final divorce agreement too.
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  7. Mike B Says:

    You would have to get seperated first. The divorce can take up to a year or more since a child is now involved.
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  8. peace Says:

    yes you can get divorced anytime there is no rule/law saying that while pregnant you may not be divorced.
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  9. Marie P Says:

    You can get divorced anytime you would like.
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  10. LindaR Says:

    I’ve never heard of not being able to divorce while pregnant.Just make sure the guy will be accountable for his child I would say.
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  11. Toxic Panduh Says:

    You can file for divorce while pregnant. However, given that some States require you to be separated or the legal system is just plain slow, you will find that it takes longer than 9 months (and the kid is born by then).
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  12. Mr O Says:

    ask your growing baby what you should do
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  13. j0e-c00l - the 1-armed man Says:

    The reason you can’t find anything on divorcing when pregnant is because there’s no law against it. Why would there be?

    j0e
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  14. someonesmsright Says:

    Of course you can divorce when you’re pregnant. Why couldn’t you?
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  15. Robert B Says:

    You need to check with an attorney to be sure but I think you can in PA. Some states will not grant a divorce or allow for a divorce filing while pregnant.
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    http://www.straightdivorce.com/divorce_articles_divorce_during_pregnancy.asp

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