Because there is so much at stake, family law cases are often the most contentious types of cases in the legal system. Assets that you have worked for years are in jeopardy, as is your relationship with your children and your future financial health. When you are confronting a family legal issue, such as divorce or a child custody battle, you need a strong legal advocate in your corner. At the Law Offices of Charles F. Fox, we try to resolve family law disputes as amicably as possible, but we are also not afraid to take the matter to court if the need arises.
Comprehensive Family Law Services
The dedicated family law attorneys at The Law Offices of Charles F. Fox routinely handle family legal involved in divorce and other family legal proceedings, including:
Like many states today, Pennsylvania recognizes the importance of children maintaining relationships with both parents. Child custody may be determined by mutual agreement through the parties – such as through mediation or negotiation with their lawyers – or by the court. If the court decides custody, it considers what is in the child’s best interests. Our dedicated legal team will work diligently to advance your interests in court or through a negotiated settlement.
Pennsylvania’s child support system ensures that all children in the state receive the same amount of financial support, regardless if their parents are married, divorced or single. State guidelines have been established to determine how much support a parent should pay. After an initial order is put in place, these orders may be modified if circumstances change, such as the income of either parent significantly increases or decreases, there are increased expenses related to the child or the child starts living with someone else. Our lawyers can fight for the maximum amount of support your child is entitled to.
Since Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, the judge can order property be divided in a manner he or she deems fair, even if this is not exactly equal. In many situations, spouses are able to reach an agreement about how to split their own property through negotiations between their lawyers and then ask the court to approve these arrangements.
Spousal Support and Alimony
Pennsylvania courts sometimes order temporary spousal support while a divorce case is pending and. or alimony after the marriage is dissolved. Alimony is awarded at the judge’s discretion based on a series of 17 different factors, including the earning capacities of the spouses, their respective separate income and the duration of the marriage. When alimony is awarded, it is typically only for a few years. Our lawyers can discuss your case and the legal arguments available.
Contact a Dedicated Family Lawyer for Help with Your Case
Divorce and family legal issues can be difficult. Having a knowledgeable family lawyer can ease your anxiety during this stressful time and increase the odds of a more favorable outcome. The dedicated family lawyers at the Law Offices of Charles F. Fox are here to assist you through any family legal problem you are confronting. Call us today at 724-567-6728 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with a compassionate family law attorney.