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Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Fairhill

Divorce was not part of the Fairhill fairytale when you and your spouse got together. However, life happens and you might have decided that this is the best way. What follows is the seemingly impossible part: Figuring out child custody, support, alimony, and asset division.

Because these are not simple issues, it’s no surprise that you and your partner do not see eye to eye on most decisions. Emotions are high, and what you hoped to be a quick divorce now feels like a never-ending loop.

Here at Petrelli Previtera, we understand exactly what you are going through. Our Fairhill family law attorneys have been helping clients in similar predicaments to yours for years. If you are in such a situation, we can be your objective legal partners to help you understand where you stand legally and what you should do about it.

Call our toll-free office number at 25-523-6900 to schedule a consultation today.

Protect Your Family’s Future with Experienced Fairhill Family Law Attorneys

Our law firm has been in operation in Philadelphia for years and has an excellent understanding of the local laws and family court system. We deal with all family related cases, not limited to:

1. Divorce

Every divorce is unique, but generally, here’s what the process looks like in Fairhill, Philadelphia.

Filing a petition: One spouse initiates the process by filing a petition with the Clerk of Family Court.

Serving your spouse: The other spouse receives official notification of the divorce filing.

Discovery phase: If necessary, both parties exchange financial information and documents to ensure a fair division of assets and debt, if any.

Negotiation or mediation: Our attorneys will negotiate a fair settlement agreement outside of court. This path can save you a lot of time and emotional strain. However, it may not be possible for everyone.

Trial (if no agreement is reached): If an agreement isn’t reached through negotiation, our experienced lawyers will represent you in court.

Final decree: The judge finalizes the divorce based on the settlement agreement or court decision.

How Do the Divorce Attorneys at Petrelli Previtera Represent you in a Fairhill Divorce Trial?

  • We gather evidence, prepare arguments, and present them to the judge.
  • Even in court, your attorney will continue to seek an agreement that aligns with your goals.
  • We cross-examine your spouse’s witnesses to expose inconsistencies or strengthen your case.
  • We handle all legal procedures, so you don’t have to worry about missing deadlines or making filing runs.
  • At every stage, we will keep your best interests front and center to ensure you get a fair outcome.

Divorce is undoubtedly a long and stressful process but our dedicated Fairhill divorce attorneys are here to guide you through each step of the process.

2. Spousal Support and Alimony

Spousal support, or alimony, is financial assistance paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Family Law in Fairhill, Philadelphia, considers issues like length of marriage, income disparity, and earning capacity before issuing alimony awards. 

Our Fairhill family law attorneys will help you determine what you are owed as alimony. If you are a high income earner and are required to pay alimony, we will help you pursue fair terms that protect your finances. 

3. Division of Assets and Debts in High-Net Worth Divorces

High-asset divorces involve unique challenges beyond emotional strain. This is exactly why you need a team of experienced professionals to protect your financial future. We offer personalized representation that’s unique to your financial situation.

We will collaborate with forensic accountants and valuation experts to accurately assess the worth of everything you own, including offshore accounts, inherited property, and liquid assets.

We’ll also investigate any hidden assets your spouse may have to give you a complete picture of the assets involved.

Taxes are yet another vital consideration.

Our team is well-versed in tax law and will develop a strategy that minimizes your tax implications. We will explore options beyond simply liquidating assets, as retaining ownership and transferring them can often be more beneficial.

If you own a joint business, we will help you determine its fair market value to ensure neither spouse receives an unfair advantage. Our attorneys will cover all bases, even international assets, to safeguard your interests.

When working with us, expect a full-service approach that partners you with the best professionals to protect your financial well-being.

4. Child Custody and Visitation Agreements

Children are deeply affected when their parents go through a divorce. Fortunately, working with experienced lawyers can help you safeguard their best interests.

Whenever possible, we will try to create custody and visitation agreements collaboratively with your spouse. This will minimize the emotional impact and disruptions kids face during a divorce.

Divorce often brings unexpected changes, and sometimes, these changes mean moving to a new location. This is especially challenging when children are involved.

Our law firm has dealt with hundreds of relocation issues and can help you in the following ways if you are a custodial parent.

  • Understand the relocation requirements.
  • Collaboratively come up with terms that promote a smooth transition for all parties.

If you’re a non-custodial parent facing a potential relocation, we can help you:

  • Draft revised visitation schedules. This new schedule will facilitate continued contact with your children, even if they live farther away.
  • Legal modifications: If the original custody agreement needs modification due to the move, we’ll guide you through the legal process to ensure a fair arrangement.

5. Premarital Agreements

Prenups, as they are commonly referred to, are customizable contracts that outline how things would be handled should you and your spouse divorce.

A prenup is not the most romantic discussion to have with your partner. However, this agreement can be a financial safety net for your future.

Drafting a prenup does not mean you plan to divorce. But if the unexpected happens, it will be easier to divide assets and prevent a winding divorce with a prenup in place.

What Can You Include in a Prenup?

  • How your existing and future assets and debts will be divided upon divorce.
  • In Fairhill Philadelphia, the agreement can specify whether and under what circumstances spousal support (alimony) will be awarded.
  • You can clarify how inherited property will be treated in a divorce.
  • If you or your partner owns a business, the prenup can outline ownership and division rights.

However, note that courts in Philadelphia have the authority to determine child support and custody arrangements. Prenuptial agreements cannot override these decisions.

Why Should You Consider Legal Representation When Drafting a Prenup?

Enlisting the help of experienced prenup attorneys from our firm can help for the following reasons:

  • We will ensure both parties fully disclose their finances to guarantee a fair agreement
  • Our attorneys will make sure the prenup meets all legal requirements.
  • We will advocate for your best interests.
  • Our legal expertise will give you peace of mind and assurance that your financial future is protected.

Aside from the discussed legal services, here are more ways our law firm can help:

  • Grandparent visitation rights
  • Adoption (domestic and international)
  • Paternity establishment
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Guardianship
  • Premarital agreements
  • And More

Comprehensive Family Law Support When You Need It Most

When your world is falling apart, you can trust the Fairhill family law attorneys from Petrelli Previtera to stand by you. We prioritize clear communication and pursue low-conflict solutions, so you have one less conflict to worry about.

Our experienced team of lawyers will fight for your future and your children (if any) so you can focus on what matters most— moving forward.

Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can work through your situation. We will listen to your story and help you understand the next steps that you need to take.

Client Testimonials

They are amazing! I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance with child support hearings to seek out the expertise and experience of this law firm and staff! They handled my case quickly and I feel that my money was put to good use. Much appreciated! Nothing less than five stars!

Alana Deverson

I just want to say GREAT JOB! She is a no nonsense professional with years of experience that qualifies her as a skilled Family Law attorney. She is seasoned, sensitive, and most of all she cares. She made things easy for me. Definitely recommend!

Kimberly Colby

Overall I was pleased with the results of my divorce case. The entire Petrelli Previtera team truly cares about their clients. Luckily for me, I was paired up with an amazing team helping all the way. If you happen to work with this firm and with the lawyers you’ll be in great hands. It was such an excellent service and it was beyond I expected.

A Family Law Client Chevy Chase , MD

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