Lake Wallenpaupack Family Attorney
Family disputes are some of the most emotional that a court will see. Whether you are divorcing, trying to modify custody, or enforcing a visitation order, chances are you are feeling stressed. We want you to know that you are not alone.
Fortunately, the Lake Wallenpaupack family attorneys at Farley & Bernathy LLC are available to represent you. At our firm, we don’t treat clients like a number. Instead, we listen closely to what you hope to accomplish and then develop a game plan that allows you to accomplish exactly that.
Our experience is extensive and includes the following areas:
Prenups are not only for the rich. Many of our clients who enter a second (or third) marriage want to make sure their assets go to their children. You can use a prenuptial agreement to decide what a spouse will receive during a divorce or if one of them dies.
In a divorce, a judge unwinds a couple’s financial and personal relationship. There are many considerations our clients must make before they show up in divorce court, and we are here to help you think through them. Divorce does not need to be contentious, and we have experience using negotiated settlement or mediation to reach an amicable split.
If you have children, you will need to decide who they will live with after divorce. Typically, one parent has primary custody and the other parent gets visitation. Judges make child custody decisions based on a review of all circumstances relevant to the best interests of the child. Child custody fights are high-stakes disputes that require extensive planning.Unfortunately, problems often crop up after the judge sets the custody schedule. For example, the other parent might be denying you visitation and not providing legitimate reasons why. Some parents use their children as pawns to “get back” at the other parent, even after divorce. You will need to enforce your right to visitation by going into court and getting an order.
Not all couples are married when a child is born, and you might need to establish paternity for child support reasons or because you want access to your child. In a paternity suit, you ask a judge to declare someone the father.
Every person looking to adopt should have an attorney. Adoption law is fairly complicated, and you definitely want everything to go smoothly as you await the arrival of your new child.
Pennsylvania sets child support payments based on statutory guidelines. Unfortunately, many parents do not follow through with their obligations and avoid making payments, depriving their children of necessary funds. Child support enforcement actions are necessary to garnish wages or hold the non-paying parent in contempt.
Speak with a Lake Wallenpaupack Family Attorney
If you have a family law issue, then you need an experienced family law attorney to advise you. The lawyers at Farley & Bernathy LLC are prepared to answer any questions that you have and advise you about your rights.Please do not delay. The sooner we can get started, the better your chances of resolving your family law dispute to your satisfaction. Please call to schedule your consultation or send an online message.