The dissolution of your legal marital status under the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, by either a fault or no-fault divorce.

3301(c) - Uncontested Divorce

While divorce can be a tough and challenging process, when you and your spouse are both ready to move on, the process can be smoother. Even when your divorce is uncontested, it is important to have a legal professional by your side who can ensure that your interest and rights are safeguarded and that your spouse does not try to take advantage of you.

When a couple is in agreement on the major issues of a divorce and willing to resolve issues outside of the court, it is considered uncontested. However, no divorce can be seen as fully uncontested. Though your divorce may be amicable and peaceful, there are bound to be some issues that you and your spouse may differ. Jill Trayer can be an invaluable asset to provide the insight and counsel you need for your case.

What happens in an uncontested divorce?

Unlike a contested divorce, your case will be handled outside of the court without any assistance from a judge. First, you will need to sign consents and form the terms of a written marital agreement.

This agreement should detail the following issues:

  • Property and debt division
  • Alimony (if applicable)
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • All other matters regarding your divorce

Once you have come up with an agreement, your attorney will prepare it. Your attorney completes the remaining paperwork and legal forms to file with the court. After the judge has reviewed your file, the court will determine whether or not to issue a "decree in divorce".

We know that this can be an overwhelming process, which is why we are here to help. Ms. Trayer can handle the legal details for you, allowing you to focus your attention on your family during this transition. Contact us today if you are ready to discuss your divorce case.

3301(d) - Contested Divorce

Family law matters can be challenging, especially when it seems that divorce is imminent. If you are facing a heated divorce, make sure you get the right legal team behind you today. Jill Trayer has dedicated her practice to serving clients in a wide variety of careers, such as nurses, contractors, professionals, self-employeed business individuals to stay at home spouses. Whether you have a high value estate or are concerned about child custody matters, our firm is here to guide you through the process and help ensure your best interests are protected.

Ms. Trayer treats every client as a top priority. We truly believe that it is a privilege to serve our clients and do everything we can to maintain long-term relationships. You can count on us to provide driven, zealous, and passionate representation every step of the way.

Do I really need a lawyer for a contested divorce?

When two individuals can no longer enjoy life together or move forward as couple, they often decide to separate or file for divorce. Often times there are issues that surface during this time. You must ask yourself questions regarding certain issues, such as who will get the home, where the children will live, and how you will provide for yourself. If you and your current spouse are not in agreement on these matters, you will likely be dealing with a contested divorce.

You will need an attorney to ensure your interests are protected when deciding:

  • Property division
  • Debt division
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody

If a couple cannot come to agreement on all of these issues, a judge will decide for them. This means you will want a skilled and seasoned family lawyer on your side who can represent your interests and rights. Without reliable and effective representation, you could be left wondering what you could have done differently in your divorce.

Ms. Trayer can review your case and help you determine what is the best course of action for your divorce. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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