Divorce is tough on everyone involved. As intimidating as the process may be, the Law Office of Terry McDonald takes a straightforward approach to divorce.
You get an honest assessment of your situation. You get the information you need to make good decisions. And you get to take the first important step toward getting on with your life.
With 40 to 50 percent of first marriages, and nearly 60 percent of second marriages, ending in divorce in the United States, the range of issues and concerns each couple may face is enormous.
You and your spouse might have agreed that it is time to end the marriage but still have very different opinions when it comes to deciding who keeps the house, with whom the kids should live or what is a fair amount of support or alimony.
Working with an established divorce law firm practicing in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne and Monroe Counties, gives you the advantage of understanding Pennsylvania’s specific divorce guidelines.
The two types of divorce
- Uncontested divorce for couples who do not have any disputes over child support, custody, property or financial matters
- Contested divorce, the more normal situation in which the couple does not agree on issues involving child support, custody, property, support and other financial matters
- Equitable distribution of marital assets and debts, determined using such factors as:
- Length of marriage
- Age of each party
- Income of each party
- Amount of non-marital assets
- Prenuptial agreements
- Standard of living during the marriage
As an experienced divorce lawyer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I work diligently to negotiate agreements and offer vigorous representation if it becomes necessary to go to court. I work with you every step of the way.
I fully understand the emotional, as well as the legal, aspects of child custody disputes. I am committed to protecting your rights and easing your fears during the process. I recognize that a parent plays a vital role in their children’s lifes. Having an experienced attorney can make an enormous difference in the outcome of your case and the loss of your rights.
If domestic violence issues are an alleged factor in the divorce, custody can be radically affected. You need immediate and vigorous representation if a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order is involved.
If you are contemplating divorce or seeking custody of your children, I can help. I’m glad to put my experience to use in seeing you through a confusing and often intimidating process. Call the Law Offices of Terry McDonald at (570) 344-8744 or use the contact form.