Family Law: Divorce and Equitable Distribution
Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful events for a person. Our experienced family law attorneys at Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy & O’Connell are here to help you through the process and make you feel as comfortable as possible through this stressful time. We are prepared to guide you through whatever process you choose, whether it be through the courts or to negotiate at length with the other spouse and his/her attorney. Our attorneys will help you decide the most appropriate courses of action and answer any questions you may have in order to arrive at mutually agreeable decisions between both parties.
Divorce does not just involve the dissolution of a marriage; there are many other issues that need to be resolved. Our law firm helps in these other areas : child custody, support, and equitable distribution of property.
Dividing assets and debts can be one of the most contentious issues during divorce proceedings. In Pennsylvania, this process is known as equitable distribution. The Court decides what is fair (which does not necessarily mean equal division). Our attorneys will conduct a detailed review of your income, assets and debts in order to help you obtain what you may be entitled to receive from the marriage. Items that are often overlooked in divorce discussions between the husband and wife are: collectibles like coins and dolls; insurance being provided by an employer; accounts held in the name of the children; 401 (k) or similar accounts at prior employers; and loans or other financial transactions between family members. One should not try to resolve a life-time of financial history without consulting a skilled professional.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your divorce or equitable distribution needs.