If you are beginning the divorce process, you may be angry. You may have been mistreated by your spouse. You may have been wronged. You want to tell your side of the story. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Evans in Waynesboro, we are ready to listen. We will be your advocates, protecting you and pursuing a fair outcome in the divorce process.
The Truth About Pennsylvania Divorce
We want you to understand how divorce works in Pennsylvania. The truth is that there is no need to place blame. While Pennsylvania offers fault and no-fault grounds for divorce, most divorces are no-fault divorces. Even if your spouse was at fault, that fact is not likely to impact the outcome of the divorce or any of its components, including property division, child custody, child support and spousal support.
In reality, Pennsylvania family law outlines specific factors that are to be considered when addressing the issue of property division. Who was to blame for the divorce is not one of those factors. Instead, those factors include things like the income and earning potential of each spouse, each spouse’s separate property and each spouse’s health.
By focusing on the issues that matter the most in your divorce, we will help you obtain a prompt resolution that meets your needs and the needs of your children.
The Dangers Of Do-It-Yourself Divorce
Like most people, you may be worried about the cost of a divorce. You may have considered not hiring a divorce attorney and instead pursuing a cheap, do-it-yourself divorce.
We encourage you to contact us first. Divorce is a complex process, and many people who attempt to do it themselves end up having the judge send it back unfinalized because of issues that were overlooked, forcing them to start from scratch. It becomes much more costly and time-consuming than anticipated. In the worst-case scenario, the judge may approve the divorce and then later, the divorced parties may realize that they made an error. Fixing these errors often ends up being more expensive than the initial cost of a lawyer.