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231 Pa. Code Rule 1920.76. Form of Divorce Decree.

Rule 1920.76. Form of Divorce Decree.

 A decree in divorce shall be substantially in the following form:




, 20
, it is ordered and decreed that
, plaintiff, and
, defendant, are divorced from the bonds of matrimony.

 The parties shall reaffirm or change the beneficiary status on any life insurance policies, annuity contracts, pensions, profit sharing plans, or other contractual arrangements providing for payment to a spouse if it is the intention of one of the parties to keep or change the other party as a beneficiary. Failure to do so may result in revocation of the beneficiary designation pursuant to 20 Pa.C.S. §  6111.2 (Effect of Divorce or Pending Divorce on Designation of Beneficiaries).

 The court retains jurisdiction of any claims raised by the parties to this action for which a final order has not yet been entered.

 Any existing spousal support order shall hereafter be deemed an order for alimony pendente lite if any economic claims remain pending.




   Act 106 of 2022 amended 23 Pa.C.S. §  3323(b.1) to require the additional statement and warning to the form decree.

   The court may add any other provisions which it deems necessary.


   The provisions of this Rule 1920.76 adopted January 28, 1983, effective July 1, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 677; amended November 7, 1988, effective January 1, 1989, 18 Pa.B. 5324; amended December 2, 1994, effective March 1, 1995, 24 Pa.B. 6263; amended February 21, 2023, effective May 2, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 1161. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (407163) to (407164).

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