Bucks County Divorce Attorney
Making the decision to end a marriage and file for divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Your entire life is shifting and there are countless issues that must be settled before a divorce can be finalized. You need an experienced Bucks County divorce attorney by your side throughout this process, advocating for your needs during the divorce. At Kardos, Rickles & Hand we have represented many clients around Newtown and helped navigate this difficult time. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients filing for divorce, call or contact us to schedule a consultation.
- Child Custody
- Child Custody Relocation
- Child Support
- Child Support Modification
- Division of Assets & Debts
- Equitable Distribution
- Equitable Distribution Order Enforcement
- High Income/Net Worth Divorce
- Marital Settlement Agreement
- Military Divorce
- Property Division
- Same Sex Couples
- Self-Employed Divorce/Owning a Business
- Separation Agreement
- Spousal Support & Alimony
First Steps in Filing for Divorce
There are some basic steps that must be taken and decisions made once you have decided to file for divorce. First, you or your spouse must meet the residency requirements to file in Pennsylvania. Next, the proper documentation must be filed with the court and notice must be served to your spouse. You and your spouse also need to decide whether you wish to litigate your divorce in court or utilize an alternative dispute resolution method such as divorce mediation or collaborative divorce.
Common Issues in Divorce Cases
While there are many different issues that may come up during divorce negotiations, some issues occur more often than others. If you suspect that one or more of these matters may arise in your case, it is critical that you have a knowledgeable divorce attorney advocating on your behalf.
As an equitable distribution state, Pennsylvania law dictates that all marital assets and liabilities be split equitably, but not necessarily equally, between spouses. This applies to all property and debts acquired during the course of the marriage. Separate property that has become co-mingled during the marriage may also fall qualify for equitable distribution, which means that the identification of property can have a substantial impact on your overall divorce settlement.
Spousal Support and Alimony
Spousal support and alimony are meant to help support the lesser-earning spouse during and after the divorce while they become financially independent. Many factors go into determining whether support is appropriate, and if so, how much as well as for how long. Our team can assist in ensuring that the proper amount of spousal support and alimony is determined in your case.
Child Custody and Visitation
Often one of the most emotional issues in a divorce with children is the determination of custody and visitation rights. When emotions run high, your legal team can logically and zealously advocate for the best interests of you and your child. We will fight to ensure that you spend as much time as possible with your child after a divorce.
Child support is meant to help cover a child’s daily living expenses and maintain their standard of living with both parents. Our lawyers can help with the calculation of child support to ensure that a parent does not pay too much, or receive too little, in support for their child.
Call an Experienced Bucks County Divorce Attorney at Kardos, Rickles & Hand
At Kardos, Rickles & Hand our team of highly qualified legal professionals is standing by to skillfully represent your interests in a divorce case. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact our office today to schedule a case evaluation.