Rule 1920.91. Suspension of Acts of Assembly.
The following Acts of Assembly are suspended insofar as they apply to the practice and procedure in actions for divorce or annulment of marriage to the extent hereinafter set forth:
(1) Section 3104(e) of the Domestic Relations Code, 23 Pa.C.S. § 3104(e), absolutely;
Suspended Section 3104(d) of the Divorce Code prescribes venue in actions of divorce or for annulment of marriage. Venue in such actions is prescribed by Rule of Civil Procedure 1920.2.
(2) Section 3505(b) of the Domestic Relations Code, 23 Pa.C.S. § 3505(b), absolutely;
Suspended Section 3505(b) of the Divorce Code requires the submission to the court of an inventory and appraisement of property. Rule of Civil Procedure 1920.33(a) supplants this provision by requiring parties seeking the distribution of property to file an inventory while subdivision (b) of the rule requires the filing of a pre-trial statement.
(3) Section 3321 of the Domestic Relations Code, 23 Pa.C.S. § 3321, insofar as it prohibits the appointment of hearing officers in partial custody or visitation matters.
Suspended Section 3321 of the Divorce Code states that the court may appoint a hearing officer to hear testimony on all issues relating to a divorce except custody or paternity.
(4) And all other Acts or parts of Acts of Assembly inconsistent with these rules to the extent of such inconsistency.
The provisions of this Rule 1920.91 amended February 7, 1989, effective July 1, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 764; amended May 17, 1991, effective July 1, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2615; amended July 15, 1994, effective January 1, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 3803; amended May 5, 1997, effective July 1, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 2532; amended October 19, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 6764. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (397022) to (397023).
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