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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1730



Promulgation of Local Rule 1920.16; 865-2014

[44 Pa.B. 5461]
[Saturday, August 16, 2014]

Order of the Court

And Now, this 29th day of July, 2014, it is hereby Ordered and Decreed that Venango County Local Rule 1920.16 is amended as set forth hereinafter. This rule shall be continuously available for public inspection and copying in the office of the Prothonotary. Upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and mailing, the Prothonotary shall furnish to any person a copy of any local rule. The said local rule shall become effective thirty (30) days after the date of the publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

President Judge

Local Domestic Relations Rules—Venango County

Rule 1920.16. Equitable Distribution. Severance of Actions and Claims.

 (b) The court will, in all cases where bifurcation is requested by a party, conduct a hearing at which both parties should be present.

 (c) In all cases where bifurcation is requested by consent, the court will require testimony from the parties regarding the impact of a divorce at the time of hearing which shall include but not necessarily be limited to inability to file joint tax return; health insurance; beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, pensions, and retirement benefits; rights of inheritance; intestate succession; effect on existing wills, powers of attorney, and advance health care directives; exemptions from the claims of creditors; and jointly owned real and personal property.

 (d) Rescinded.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1730. Filed for public inspection August 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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