In addition to the guidance provided by our firm, the following information will help you navigate through your legal process. Each case is different. However, there are great resources available that can be applicable to most situations. Of course, the information provided is for your information and it not a substitute for legal advice or representation.
Be Prepared: It is our job to research and take care of the legalities of your case, but the more information you collect and give to us, the more we can help you achieve the best outcome. No matter how seemingly insignificant you think something may be at the time, write it down. It may be the one thing that changes the outcome of your case. You may use our Incident Log form to help you keep track of things.
Communication: We encourage you to email, call, text, or make office appointments if you have questions or information about your case. However, remember that these services will be added to your bill, as outlined in your fee agreement. You may not reach us immediately, as we are assisting other clients, but please know you are very important to us and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Trust Us: We understand that the legal process can seem overwhelmingly complicated. Typically, there are a significant amount of steps and documents required to complete a case. Trust that we are working on your case and that delays may be the result of the process itself. We will keep you updated as often as possible.
Our office has many forms to help you through the process. Please visit our form page for a complete listing.
“Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent getting mad or getting even is money wasted.” – Richard Wagner, 1800’s Composer.
The process can range from simple to complicated, as each case is very different. To see an example of the divorce litigation process, view our divorce overview and chart.
Important: Children and their best interest are paramount.
We understand that each parent is hurting right now. Divorce is a time that each of you may be sad, angry, or vengeful. It is important to remember that the children will see how the parents interact during this process and it will directly reflect how the children will handle the situation overall. For each decision or step you may take, as a general rule of thumb, ask yourself, “will this hurt our children in any way?” If that answer is “yes,” then you should reconcider.
The marriage may end, but parenting does not.
The key to a resolution is to always do what’s in the best interest of the children.
Never put the children in the middle.
Children hear and understand more than we think, so be careful what you say.
Show your children love and support throughout the entire process.
Additional custody resources:
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network - Child Custody Info Brochure