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Family Law

In your family’s best interests

There used to be a time when all in your family was harmonious. But marriages dissolve, children get caught in the cross-fire, and important decisions made today impact your family’s future. Emotions run high and agreement is difficult at best.

The skilled attorneys of Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. can guide you through Pennsylvania’s court system to ensure your well-being and that of your children.

We have been practicing family law since 1991:

  • Divorce
  • Equitable distribution
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody

Divorce

In Pennsylvania, either you or your spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six months to file for divorce. Sometimes a divorce proceeds smoothly.  You and your spouse have been separated for at least two years, you both consent in sworn, written statements, and either of you states in the divorce that the marriage is irretrievably broken. You and your spouse agree about property division, debt division, child custody, and child support. Divorce can be finalized without a trial.

But often, a divorce does not proceed smoothly. Issues arise, tempers flare, and emotions make decisions instead of reason. Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. puts heart and soul into your case and helps you stand your ground for what is rightfully yours in court and outside of court.

Divorce Information Form

Equitable distribution

When you divorce, the state divides your marital property—assets and debts acquired during your marriage—equitably. Note that equitably means fairly, not equal.  And some property is not considered marital property:

  • Your pre-marital assets, if maintained separately during the marriage
  • Income produced by separate property investment
  • Property inherited from your family

Preparing an inventory of your assets can save you lots of time and trouble later on. Note the date of purchase, its approximate value, and identification numbers, such as account numbers and serial numbers.

Equitable Distribution Forms - Part 1
Equitable Distribution Forms - Part 2

Spousal support

Alimony is awarded when necessary and is usually not permanent but for a specific time period. Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. provides guidance if you require support or are requested to provide support.

Spousal Support Form

Support Forms for Income Over $20,000 - Part 1
Support Forms for Income Over $20,000 - Part 2

 

Support Forms for Income Under $20,000 - Part 1
Support Forms for Income Under $20,000 - Part 2

 

Spousal Support Items

Child support

Pennsylvania calculates the amount of child support to be paid by the non-custodial parent based on the combined net income of the parents and the number of children the parent is responsible for supporting.  Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. can help you understand the calculations, the likely outcome, and after the court orders support, the steps you need to take to change the amount of support.

Child Support Form

Child Support Items

Child custody

In Pennsylvania, the court bases its decision about child custody solely on the child's best interests. The court considers several factors:

  • The child's preference
  • Ability of each parent to provide for the child's well-being
  • Which parent is more likely to foster frequent and continuing contact between the child and the non-custodial parent
  • Abusive or criminal conduct by either party

The court may decide to grant sole or shared custody, whichever is in the child's best interests. If either parent wants to change the court order for custody and visitation, he or she must file a Petition for Modification. Adamczyk Law Offices, L.L.P. works with you to understand likely court decisions and your options.  Click here to read more about strategy-differences between legal custody and physical custody cases

Child Custody Forms - Part 1
Child Custody Forms - Part 2

When you need family law or personal injury assistance or representation, just give our law firm a call.

We will set up a free appointment to hear your needs and assess your divorce, support, or custody case. Call us today for your free consultation at (412) 261-1502.

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310 Grant Street, Suite 1515 · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
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