“Family law is what we do, families are what we protect.”
Divorce and disputes over child custody and visitation are of the most tolling in the legal process. We help our clients reach the overall goal they wish to achieve using the best means possible. We try to find a solution that is beneficial, while attempting to avoid any conflict associated in the dispute from resonating with the adults or children. We are always upfront about your options and the likely outcome, allowing you to prepare without any surprises.
Very often, agreements can be reached with the same favorable outcome after court, but the trauma of trial and testifying is avoided.
We help our clients navigate the processes of:
PFAs (Protection from Abuse Orders)
Child Support and Spousal Support/Alimony
Anger management and battery intervention programs
Termination of Parental Rights
Grandparent Custody Rights
Relocation (Moving out of County or State)
The Child Custody Process Whether a party is seeking to obtain full or partial custody, a petition must be filed with the court requesting a review of the parties’ affairs. Evidence must be gathered to show that a party is entitled to its advocated position. The court will weigh the evidence against a lengthy set of factors to determine the “best interests of the child,” and issue an order accordingly.
The Divorce Process Some divorce cases may not require a court appearance by either party. While attempting to eliminate the stress and emotional drain of a divorce, we will advocate that you receive what you are entitled to from marriage. Once a petition for divorce is filed with the court, further review and/or negotiation is required to determine which assets will be kept by each party to the divorce. The majority of accrued property during a marriage can constitute "marital property," which is what is considered by the court in dividing assets. However, if a settlement agreement is reached, the court adopts the agreement as its order.
Process for Support Pennsylvania children are entitled to the support of both parents. This includes, but is not limited to financial, medical, and educational support. If a parent with custody of children is not receiving adequate support from the other parent, he or she may seek a payment order. It can be a lengthy process, especially if a parent disclaims the child. The court will look at the incomes, assets, educational levels, and many other factors of both parents when calculating who should pay support and to what degree. The “formula” the court uses for Spousal Support/Alimony is very similar, and in many cases claims for Child Support and Spousal Support can be combined into a single action.
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