2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5924 - Spouses as witnesses against each other.

     § 5924.  Spouses as witnesses against each other.
        (a)  General rule.--In a civil matter neither husband nor
     wife shall be competent or permitted to testify against each
     other.
        (b)  Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply in an action
     or proceeding:
            (1)  For divorce, including ancillary proceedings for the
        partition or division of property.
            (2)  For support or relating to the protection or
        recovery of marital or separate property.
            (3)  For custody or care of children, including actions
        or proceedings relating to visitation rights and similar
        matters.
            (4)  Arising under 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61 (relating to
        protection from abuse).
            (5)  When a statute heretofore or hereafter enacted
        applicable to the action or proceeding provides either
        expressly or by necessary implication that spouses may
        testify therein against each other.
     (Apr. 28, 1978, P.L.202, No.53, eff. 60 days; Dec. 19, 1990,
     P.L.1240, No.206, eff. 90 days)

        Cross References.  Section 5924 is referred to in section
     5931 of this title.

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