If you are going through a divorce, you probably have many questions. Who will get the house? How often will I see my children? Do I need to go to court?
Ramsay & Ramsay, PC, in West Chester, has answers. Attorneys Tom and Marissa Ramsay will sit down with you, review your case and explain your legal options. They will advise you of your rights and guide you through every stage of the divorce proceedings — from the initial filing through equitable distribution of property division, spousal support, and alimony as well as any child custody and child support issues.
Anger, hurt and grief are common emotions during divorce and can quickly cause disputes to become heated. It is easy to get drawn into long, expensive legal battles.
Ramsay & Ramsay, PC, knows that the best family law solutions are ones that protect their clients’ legal interests while also taking time, cost and stress into consideration. That is why they don’t take a hot-headed approach. Instead, they help clients see past their hurt and anger to find solutions that are best for them in the long run. When possible, Tom and Marissa negotiate solutions out of court, however, when trial is necessary to protect your rights, they are ready to litigate.
Not all divorces are contentious. When couples agree on all major issues regarding property division and child custody, divorce is a straightforward process. In these situations, the firm works directly with both parties to develop property settlement agreements and complete all necessary paperwork. The result is a low-cost, low-stress, time-efficient divorce.
Pennsylvania offers two paths for couples seeking divorce: fault and no-fault.
Grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, abandonment, domestic violence or cruelty, bigamy or more than two years imprisonment. However, it is not necessary to prove one party is at fault to obtain a divorce.
There are important differences between fault and no-fault divorce. For example, the timeframes involved and your rights regarding alimony differ based on the path you choose. Tom and Marissa Ramsay will examine your circumstances and advise you on the path that is best for you.
Decisions made during divorce have long-reaching consequences. Before you talk to anyone or sign anything, make sure you seek representation from experienced divorce attorneys. Contact Ramsay & Ramsay, PC, today at 610-235-4000 or online to schedule a consultation.