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What is the legal definition of marital abandonment, PA,

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what is the legal definition of marital abandonment
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

The Pennsylvania statute (23 Pa.C.S. § 3301) defines it as: "willful and malicious desertion, and absence from the habitation of the injured and innocent spouse, without a reasonable cause, for the period of one or more years."

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http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/23/00.033.001.000..HTM

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