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Divorce and Separation Agreements in Pennsylvania

Divorce is a difficult process for all parties involved and can often illicit strong emotions. At Cornerstone Law Firm, our attorneys see divorce differently than many firms, and we seek to help you analyze whether there is a way to keep your family together, even in situations that seem hopeless. Should you find yourself still wanting a divorce, there is important information to keep in mind.

Do I need a divorce attorney?

First and foremost, you may ask yourself whether or not you need a divorce attorney. There are several benefits to hiring a divorce attorney.

  • A divorce attorney can help you properly file and finalize your divorce.—Pennsylvania’s divorce process involves many steps, and it can be easy to overlook certain ones when you are in the midst of an emotional time. An experienced family law attorney who is familiar with divorce proceedings can make sure your divorce is processed and finalized correctly.
  • A divorce attorney can properly mediate and retitle assets.—Even meager assets must be properly retitled to avoid further disputes down the line. Having a divorce attorney step in and mediate this for you can ensure you don’t have to drag out proceedings any longer than necessary.
  • A divorce attorney can draw up new estate planning documents.—After you are divorced, you may wish to redistribute what you are leaving behind in a will and who will act on your behalf should you need a power of attorney. An experienced attorney can help you to draw up new wills, POAs, and other estate planning documents.
  • A divorce attorney can write or modify a custody agreement.—Attorneys can help you to write a clear custody agreement, in contract form, so that both parties know what to expect. By doing this, you can avoid future disputes. Attorneys can also help you to modify existing custody agreements to better reflect a change in circumstances.