If you’re looking for legal support and guidance during your separation, the divorce attorneys at Law Offices Of Blitshtein & Weiss, P.C. are here to help you. With our attorneys acting as your advocates, you’ll be able to move on to the next chapter of your life as smoothly as possible. Founded in 1995, our firm understands the nuances of divorce and family law and has supported many individuals in resolving their marriages favorably.

Let us help you avoid unnecessary arguments and unfair stipulations. Bring your questions and concerns to us and secure the compensation you deserve. Call us at (215) 364-4900 today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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How Can Our Divorce Attorneys Assist You During Your Divorce?

Every separation comes with hardship—but the right divorce attorney can help you navigate the complex legal and financial terrain of divorce, making this period of transition all the more manageable.

Our firm’s divorce attorneys go beyond merely facilitating the legal separation. We ensure your financial security and personal well-being are prioritized throughout the process. Whether you’re a parent, or you’re on a mission to secure a fair spousal agreement, we work to keep conflicts and interpersonal tensions to a minimum.

Turn to us for attorneys who will be your negotiators and your advocates.

Law Offices Of Blitshtein & Weiss, P.C.’s Family Law Services

As family attorneys, we assist couples and individuals in all matters related to divorce and legal separation, ensuring you, your spouse, and/or your children receive the compensation and attention they deserve during the separation and afterward.

Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Equitable distribution
  • Asset distribution
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • …and more

Are All Pre-Nuptial Agreements Legally Enforceable?

While most pre-nuptial agreements are legally enforceable, especially those drafted with the help of our attorneys, not all agreements stand up to scrutiny. To begin, both parties must enter into the agreement voluntarily. If there is evidence of coercion, duress, or undue influence, the prenup may be invalidated. Both parties must also fully disclose their financial situations, including assets, debts, and income. If one party hides significant information, the agreement may be deemed invalid.

The terms of a prenup must also be fair and not unconscionable at the time of signing. If the agreement is heavily one-sided or extremely unfair, a court may refuse to enforce it. Courts typically don’t enforce terms that are overly intrusive into personal lives or that attempt to control non-financial aspects of the relationship.

Is a Post-Nuptial Agreement as Good as a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

A post-nuptial agreement can be as good as a pre-nuptial agreement in many respects, but there are some differences and considerations to keep in mind. Since a post-nuptial agreement is drafted after the marriage has begun, the courts might view the contract with more suspicion as there is the chance that it was drafted during times of marital stress or change.

How Is Your Child Support Calculated?

Child support in Pennsylvania is calculated based on statewide guidelines that consider several factors to determine the appropriate amount. The goal is to ensure your child’s needs are met fairly and equitably while reflecting the financial abilities of yourself and your spouse.

Generally, the starting point for calculating child support is determining the monthly gross income of both parents. This includes wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, and other sources of income. Child-related expenses are also taken into account.

What If Your Spouse Fails to Pay Child Support?

If your spouse fails to pay child support, there are several legal steps you can take to enforce the child support order and ensure payments are made. Our attorneys can help you file a complaint for contempt in family court. This legal action can compel your spouse to appear before a judge and explain why they aren’t complying with the court order.

Are There Multiple Types of Divorce?

There are several types of divorce, each with its specific legal requirements and processes. Here’s an overview of the main types:

No-Fault Consent Divorce

This is the most straightforward type of divorce wherein both spouses agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken and consent to the divorce.

  • Requirements: Both parties must agree to the divorce and file affidavits of consent after a 90-day waiting period from the date the divorce complaint is served.
  • Timeline: Typically takes about four to six months.

This type of divorce is different from no-fault separation divorce, which requires you to live apart from your spouse for at least one year before filing.

No-Fault Separation Divorce

This type of divorce is still generally easier to achieve than a fault-based divorce. However, it requires you to live apart from your spouse for at least one year before one of you files for divorce.

Fault-Based Divorce

This type of divorce is based on specific grounds of misconduct by one spouse.

The grounds for a fault-based divorce in Pennsylvania include:

  • Desertion (abandonment without cause for at least one year)
  • Adultery
  • Cruel and barbarous treatment (abuse)
  • Bigamy
  • Imprisonment for two or more years
  • Indignities (behavior that makes life intolerable)

If you’re the spouse filing a fault-based divorce, you must prove that one of these types of misconduct has occurred. Due to the need for evidence and potential disputes, these divorces can sometimes take more than a year.

How Do You Prove Fault for Divorce?

For us to establish fault for divorce, we work with you to substantiate the specific grounds with clear evidence. For desertion, you’ll be expected to provide testimony and documentation proving abandonment without justification for at least a year. As for adultery, courts will require evidence like photos, witness accounts, or electronic communications showing extramarital affairs.

Consult With Bucks County’s Best Attorneys Today

The complexities of the legal system are difficult to navigate without the help of attorneys, especially when undergoing a stressful and emotional process like divorce. As many have come to learn, the divorce lawyers at Law Offices Of Blitshtein & Weiss, P.C. have the experience necessary to assist you in a compassionate and attentive manner.

Our team will do everything we can to help you achieve the outcomes you desire. Call (215) 364-4900 today to consult with our team.