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The prospect of divorce forces you to re-examine your life and your goals. How you deal with the changes occurring in your life at this time can affect you for years to come. For these reasons, it is important to have the guidance of an experienced family law and divorce attorney.
At Zlock & Coverdale, P.C.®, our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys help clients through each step of the divorce process, while protecting their rights and interests. Our goal in every case is to help the client emerge from the process in the strongest position possible.
Offices in Doylestown and Newtown, Bucks County
With offices in Doylestown and Newtown, our law firm is uniquely positioned to handle cases throughout the Bucks County area, including Upper Makefield, Washington Crossing, and New Hope.
We represent clients in all aspects of marital dissolution and related matters, including:
- High-end divorce
- Complex divorce
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Division of marital assets
- Protection from abuse
- No-fault/uncontested divorce
Complex and High-End Divorces
The divorce lawyers and family law attorneys at Zlock & Coverdale, P.C.® also have extensive experience in complex divorces involving significant child custody and property division matters. Our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys use their experience and knowledge to craft a legal strategy designed to achieve your personal and financial goals and minimize emotional impact on you and your family. In most cases we can negotiate a practical and acceptable settlement, but when it is necessary, we will litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. We have particular experience in divorces involving significant marital assets, real estate, civil and military pensions, 401(K)s and other defined contribution plans, business valuations, and other complex property division issues.
Child Custody and Support
Our child custody lawyers understand the complexities of child custody issues and understand that child custody is of paramount concern for divorcing parents or separated parents. Our family attorneys believe in their roles as advocates and work to minimize the impact custody battles have on our client’s children. Whether it is litigating a child custody support matter or representing a divorcing client in reaching a child custody agreement, our family lawyers are dedicated to reaching the most amicable result in the shortest amount of time possible.
Spousal support refers to payments made by one spouse to the other during a separation. Alimony refers to monthly payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Spousal support or alimony in Pennsylvania may be awarded by the court in a divorce or separation proceeding. An award depends on many factors, such as the length of the marriage, the earning capacities of each spouse, and the financial resources available to each spouse.
Alimony Pendente Lite refers to a form of alimony payable “pending litigation” and is also based on need. This type of spousal support is only payable during the pendency of the divorce proceedings.
Zlock & Coverdale, P.C.® has compassionate counselors and strong advocates. We will work to help you make a successful transition to the next stage of your life by properly assessing your situation and understanding your options and legal ramifications.
No-Fault or Uncontested Divorces
In Pennsylvania, the term “no-fault divorce” refers to a divorce that may be obtained without regard to marital fault, i.e., guilt or innocence of either party. The primary issue in a no-fault divorce is whether the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Irretrievably broken is defined in the Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Code as “estrangement due to marital difficulties with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.”
For couples in Pennsylvania who have no children or no custody issues regarding their children, or no significant assets, and are in complete agreement about child custody, visitation, and property division, our firm can help you obtain an uncontested divorce. We can prepare and file all the required documentation and achieve a divorce quickly.