If you are are in a family law dispute, you probably feel like your life is in turmoil. Family law matters are emotional and upsetting because they involve your children and your finances. The last thing you need is an attorney that is difficult to work with or unable to understand your goals and needs throughout this process.
I am a lawyer who offers my clients compassionate legal services. I am sensitive to the fact that this is an emotional situation, and I work with my clients to find the right solutions for them.
If you are considering divorce, it is important to consult an attorney who understands the intricate family laws of Pennsylvania. Whether you have an uncontested divorce and you and your spouse agree on how all of the matters will be resolved, or a contested divorce and you still need to come to resolution on all of the issues, I can help. I have the negotiation and litigation skills to assist clients in their divorce proceedings. I can skillfully draft divorce paperwork or aggressively argue to protect your rights in court. Let me help you through this emotional matter and work toward a favorable result.
Under Pennsylvania Law, the court looks at the "best interest of the child" standard when making a custody determination. The judge is particularly interested in ensuring that the parties are looking toward the child's best interests in these difficult decisions. There are two types of custody that the court must determine:
1. PHYSICAL CUSTODY - This involves where the child lives on a day to day basis.
2. LEGAL CUSTODY - This term refers to who is making important decisions about a child's health, medical, and education needs.
In Pennsylvania, both parents are responsible for financially support their children. This support obligation is something that should come first in a parent's budget. There is a child support calculator for the state that helps to determine based on the parents' income what the child support amount will be. For more information or assistance on assessing child support, contact my office.