Pennsylvania equitable distribution laws

Pennsylvania Divorce Attorneys

When contemplating divorce, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to how Pennsylvania courts handle property division. The divorce lawyers of the Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., offer more than 40 years of combined legal experience focused on family law. We understand the financial consequences and concerns involved in dividing a household and household income in two shares that are not necessarily equal. With our knowledge of Pennsylvania equitable distribution laws our divorce attorneys strive to resolve property division disputes in a manner that is fair and cost-effective.

Contact our attorneys as they have an in depth knowledge of Pennsylvania equitable distribution laws. They offer free initial consultations.

Pennsylvania Equitable Distribution Laws

In Pennsylvania there are equitable distribution laws that come into play during a divorce. The process for property division in Pennsylvania is approached differently than in many other states. While many states employ a 50-50 equal division or community property approach, Pennsylvania utilizes what is called equitable distribution. Essentially, this means that the property and liabilities will be divided in a manner that the court deems is fair or equitable, which could or could not be 50/50.

Taking Control Of Divorce Proceedings

Court determination of what is fair is often unpredictable and does not always represent what seems fair, especially when one spouse has been hurt by the actions of the other. Our attorneys believe in clients working together whenever possible to achieve a settlement regarding the division of marital debts and assets. We work with clients in resolving property division through the creation of a marital settlement agreement. Our family law attorneys are well versed in these laws and represent clients through negotiations, but we are tough and experienced litigators when negotiations fail.

Contact Our Divorce Attorneys About Pennsylvania Equitable Distribution Laws

Although working together with your spouse may seem impossible, agreements made together often result in better results than allowing a stranger to make the decisions. Even minimal agreements are a step forward in a divorce. For understanding and experienced representation, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 610-685-8000.