Prioritizing Your Children’s Well-Being Throughout Your Family Law Struggle

Experienced Family Law Attorney Serving Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg

If you are facing a divorce you likely have a range of emotions and many questions. It’s common for divorcing spouses to be emotionally exhausted by the time they simply arrive at the decision to get divorced and would like to just “get it over with.” The decisions made during your divorce will affect almost every aspect of your life for the foreseeable future. Working with an experienced attorney who will protect your rights and work toward an outcome that works for you and your family is a worthwhile investment. At The Law Office of Trudy A. Marietta Mintz, you will work directly with me from start to finish. I am here to help you through this challenging time.

Resolving Conflict in a Divorce

While conflict between you and your spouse is what lead you to divorce, that doesn’t mean that your divorce needs to be full of conflict. There is a misconception that the fighting that lead to a divorce needs to continue throughout the divorce process. That is simply not true. There is such a thing as a “good divorce.” There is no law stating that every divorce must be a terrible experience. Even if there are emotions to process, either in therapy or with trusted friends, approaching the divorce with as little “drama” as possible will greatly speed your ability to move to the next chapter of your life. That is where your divorce attorney comes in.

The best way to work through a divorce is to focus on resolving the key issues and moving forward. Every key issue that you and your spouse can come to a reasonable agreement over makes the divorce more cost-effective and move faster. There are essentially three key family law issues (assuming that there are minor children involved) that need to be addressed:

Some issues like custody and spousal support allow some flexibility to make a plan that works for you and your ex-spouse’s unique situation. Child support, if submitted to capital Domestic Relations, is a strict calculation based on the income of each parent and how many children are involved. In cases where spousal support and a custody arrangement are needed, the court looks to the divorcing spouses to come up with a plan first. It is my job to negotiate, draft, and submit these documents to the court. So long as it is reasonable and conforms to Pennsylvania law, the court will accept your plan and reduce it to a binding Order of Court. Only if they are unable to come up with a reasonable agreement will the court get involved. Asking the courts to solve your disputes at trial not only gives you and your spouse much less input and control over the outcome, but it also makes the divorce process much more expensive in terms of time, money, and emotional turmoil for everyone involved.

You Can Rely On My Experience If We Go To Trial

In the event that an agreement simply cannot be reached on an issue, litigation will be necessary. Litigation of issues of divorce and custody can be complex and time-consuming. It is vital that you work with someone who knows the law, is comfortable in the courtroom, and that you believe is firmly on your side. Do not misinterpret my efforts to assist my clients in working toward an amicable resolution as reluctance to fight. When litigation becomes necessary, I am willing and able to take your issue to the courtroom and zealously fight for your rights.

Listening to You, Building a Plan, and Working Toward a Bright Future

I start by listening to you so that I understand your priorities and can work to protect what’s important to you. I cannot promise you a specific result. No one can and no one should. I can promise that I will work for you in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible to obtain a positive outcome for you and your family.

Call 717-281-1199 or email today. Your consultation is free.