Chester County Family Law Lawyers
Are you going through difficult times at home? Do you have concerns or fears about child custody issues, spousal support issues or divorce? If so, you need the help of our experienced Kennett Square family law lawyers as they will protect your rights and interests every step of the way.
Contact the West Chester family law lawyers at Donze & Donze at (610) 444-8018 to put their experience in handling Pennsylvania family law cases to work for you. Donze & Donze can also be reached via email here.
Overview Of Pennsylvania Family Laws
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania utilizes separate procedures in the most common issues surrounding family law. What this means is that each stage of your case is handled separately. Those people going through a divorce in Pennsylvania may potentially face up to four different hearings for each issue you face. Some of these issues are child support, custody & visitation, division of property/assets and spousal support. Keeping this sometimes-complicated family law system moving forward is one of my most important duties as your lawyer.
Hire a Top West Chester Divorce Lawyer
Under Pennsylvania law a divorce can be granted if both parties consent and 90 days has elapsed from the time of filing and service of a divorce action. If one party to a divorce does not consent, the filing party can obtain a divorce on his or her own but must demonstrate that the couple has been separated for a period of two years.
Hearings on the questions of child support, child custody, property division, marital assets and spousal support are all handled separately in Pennsylvania. You want a skilled Southeastern Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer who has ample experience dealing with these sometimes-complicated and convoluted divorce proceedings to guide you toward achieving your goals while preserving your rights.
Child Custody and Child Support
In most cases, Pennsylvania law requires parents to enter into mediation on questions of child custody and support before the case goes before a judge. You are far better off having a lawyer who knows how to negotiate for you in mediation than leaving decisions about your future with your child up to the final word of a judge. Most parents have no desire to drag their children through long and painful divorce proceedings. When it comes to cases involving child support and child custody, the Family Lawyers at Donze & Donze are focused on preserving your parental rights while reaching a speedy resolution.
Property Division and Spousal Support
It is important to know how and when to petition the court on questions of property division, or else you could lose rights you might never have known you had. Donze & Donze understands how emotional people can be about their money, and conflicts over alimony often threaten to become the most heated. Our dedicated family law lawyers stay focused on what the judge will grant you should the case go all the way to trial, and try to direct the negotiation toward a settlement that is at least that good or better. We believe that the deal you negotiate is often better for you because it is within your own control, while saving you pain and money in the process.
Other Legal Issues Confronting Families
The traditional family no longer involves one man and one woman. Families frequently involve single parents, grandparents with guardianship rights or same sex couples. Whether your case involves pursuing third party visitation or protecting the same sex family, Donze & Donze can guide you through the entire process.
Contact Our Downingtown Family Law Lawyers
Please dial (610) 444-8018 for a consultation with the experienced family law attorneys at Donze & Donze.
We proudly serve those with family law needs throughout all of Chester County, Pennsylvania including Avondale, Avon Grove, Berwyn, Chester, Chester Spring, Coatesville, Devon, Downington, Elverson, Malvern, New London, Oxford, Paoli, Phoenixville, Union, West Chester, Pennsylvania.