Lehigh County Child Custody Lawyer
As an attorney focusing exclusive on family law, I handle many divorces. Practicing in this area of law since 2001, I know that each client's situation is different. That is why they can rely on me to learn about their circumstances, tell them about their options and explain how the legal process will unfold.
Keeping Clients Out of Court Whenever Possible
Clients sometimes come to us believing that they agree with their spouses on everything and can thus obtain no-fault divorces. The reality is often quite different and disagreements will arise. However, I can usually help clients resolve their differences without litigation, saving them the pain and expense of a trial. My approach also avoids having a stranger — the judge — make decisions about their lives, their children and their futures. When needed, however, I am a strong advocate for clients in the courtroom.
Helping Clients Protect the VIPs in Their Lives
The two most contentious issues in divorce are money and children. Because of my focus on family law, I am able to develop creative solutions to disputes involving child custody, visitation and division of property. Related matters include:
Some couples do not wish to divorce for religious reasons or because they wish to preserve medical coverage. However, they no longer want to live with each other. In some states, a legal separation is available to deal with this situation. In Pennsylvania, however, individual contracts, or separation agreements, must be developed to deal with the client's particular circumstances. I draft these agreements so that clients can achieve their goals.
In most cases, divorce does not mean the end of contact between former spouses, especially if there are children. Furthermore, if either person wishes to change the details of the divorce agreement, he or she will need to seek a modification from the court. Otherwise, any changes will not be enforceable and may be illegal. For example, the party paying child support or alimony may lose his or her job. Or one spouse may remarry and seek to move out of the area. It is important to discuss the situation with an experienced Pennsylvania divorce lawyer to find out under what circumstances it is possible to modify the divorce agreement.
For information about family law, contact an Allentown divorce lawyer. Call The Law Office of Robert Sharpe at 610-628-3486 or toll free at 888-902-4003.