2011
08.11

The law is clear on the statute of limitations for the filing of a Motion to Vacate Divorce Decree.

A motion must be filed within 30 days of the decree being entered if no fraud or defects are being claimed; if there has been intrinsic fraud, extrinsic fraud, lack of jurisdiction or a fatal defect on the face of the record the Motion to Vacate Divorce Decree must be filed within 5 years of the Divorce Decree being entered.
23 Pa. C.S. 3332, 42 Pa. C.S. 5505, Egan v. Egan, 2000 Pa. Super 261, Hassick v Hassick, 695 A.2d 851 (1997 Pa. Super).

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