For numerous families, the single most important decisions they make are about their marriage and their children. Going through a divorce forces you to confront both issues. The process requires you to make decisions about how your property will be divided, whether you will be able to stay in your home, and how often you will see your children. These decisions have long-term consequences, and you are forced to make them during a time of great personal difficulty. Some of the issues you may be facing include:
Our approach is to help you look at your divorce from a more objective place. We break down the Pennsylvania divorce, custody, and equitable distribution laws so you know what to expect from the very beginning. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling a broad range of family law issues and can identify how judges respond and what issues are likely to arise. We know what documents need to be filed and how to structure those documents to present your case in the most favorable way.
Many newly engaged couples also look to work with us to help them create a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement defines each person’s rights and responsibilities if you ultimately divorce. This document both creates and takes away rights that you would ordinarily have under the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, and we take the time to explain what those rights are. Although anybody can download a template for a nominal cost or even for free, we make sure that at the end of the process you have a contract that is fully enforceable and that will work if you ever need to use it.
At all steps of the process, we keep you informed and updated and work with you in creating a plan that will help you achieve your goals.
Pittsburgh Family Law Services, P.C. provides legal guidance and advocacy to individuals in family law and estate planning matters. To find out how we can help you, please contact us.