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(a) General rule.-In an action for divorce or annulment, the court shall, upon request of either party, equitably divide, distribute or assign, in kind or otherwise, the marital property between the parties without regard to marital misconduct in such proportions and in such manner as the court deems just after considering all relevant factors, including:
23 Pa. C.S.A. § 3502(a)(emphasis added).
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§ 3502. Equitable division of marital property.(a) General rule.-- Upon the request of either party in anaction for divorce or annulment, the court shall equitablydivide, distribute or assign, in kind or otherwise, the maritalproperty between the parties without regard to maritalmisconduct in such percentages and in such manner as the courtdeems just after considering all relevant factors. The court mayconsider each marital asset or group of assets independently andapply a different percentage to each marital asset or group ofassets. Factors which are relevant to the equitable division ofmarital property include the following:(1) The length of the marriage.(2) Any prior marriage of either party.(3) The age, health, station, amount and sources ofincome, vocational skills, employability, estate, liabilitiesand needs of each of the parties.(4) The contribution by one party to the education,training or increased earning power of the other party.(5) The opportunity of each party for futureacquisitions of capital assets and income.(6) The sources of income of both parties, including,but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or otherbenefits.(7) The contribution or dissipation of each party in theacquisition, preservation, depreciation or appreciation ofthe marital property, including the contribution of a partyas homemaker.(8) The value of the property set apart to each party.(9) The standard of living of the parties establishedduring the marriage.(10) The economic circumstances of each party at thetime the division of property is to become effective.(10.1) The Federal, State and local tax ramificationsassociated with each asset to be divided, distributed orassigned, which ramifications need not be immediate andcertain.(10.2) The expense of sale, transfer or liquidationassociated with a particular asset, which expense need not beimmediate and certain.(11) Whether the party will be serving as the custodianof any dependent minor children.(b) Lien.--The court may impose a lien or charge uponproperty of a party as security for the payment of alimony orany other award for the other party.(c) Family home.--The court may award, during the pendencyof the action or otherwise, to one or both of the parties theright to reside in the marital residence.(d) Life insurance.--The court may direct the continuedmaintenance and beneficiary designations of existing policiesinsuring the life or health of either party which wereoriginally purchased during the marriage and owned by or withinthe effective control of either party. Where it is necessary toprotect the interests of a party, the court may also direct thepurchase of, and beneficiary designations on, a policy insuringthe life or health of either party.(e) Powers of the court.--If, at any time, a party hasfailed to comply with an order of equitable distribution, asprovided for in this chapter or with the terms of an agreementas entered into between the parties, after hearing, the courtmay, in addition to any other remedy available under this part,in order to effect compliance with its order:(1) enter judgment;(2) authorize the taking and seizure of the goods andchattels and collection of the rents and profits of the realand personal, tangible and intangible property of the party;(3) award interest on unpaid installments;(4) order and direct the transfer or sale of anyproperty required in order to comply with the court's order;(5) require security to insure future payments incompliance with the court's order;(6) issue attachment proceedings, directed to thesheriff or other proper officer of the county, directing thatthe person named as having failed to comply with the courtorder be brought before the court, at such time as the courtmay direct. If the court finds, after hearing, that theperson willfully failed to comply with the court order, itmay deem the person in civil contempt of court and, in itsdiscretion, make an appropriate order, including, but notlimited to, commitment of the person to the county jail for aperiod not to exceed six months;(7) award counsel fees and costs;(8) attach wages; or(9) find the party in contempt.(f) Partial distribution.--The court, upon the request ofeither party, may at any stage of the proceedings enter an orderproviding for an interim partial distribution or assignment ofmarital property.(Nov. 29, 2004, P.L.1357, No.175, eff. 60 days)
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