Pennsylvania Family Law Lawyer
At Cappellini Law, our family law attorneys are well versed in handling family law matters in Northeast Pennsylvania. We can provide you make smart decisions for you and your family. We provide smart, aggressive mediation and litigation with your interests in mind. We have the Pennsylvania family law lawyer to protect your rights and get you justice.
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Picking The Right Pennsylvania Family Law Lawyer
Divorce is often a difficult scenario - both emotionally and legally. In many cases emotions can get in the way of making smart decisions that will have a long and positive outcome. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to have a conversation with a Family Law lawyer for taking on these issues.
What is a Family Law case?
How Do I Know If I Have a Family Law Case
Family Law deals with cases involving family matters and domestic disputes. Family law is entirely different than civil and criminal law - which is why you need an experienced family law attorney that has an in-depth understanding of how family law works. Having a family law attorney on your side can help you be preparing a strong case and get you the most favorable outcome possible.
- Divorce proceedings — At Cappellini Law, we handle all types of court proceedings.
- Complex divorce proceedings — We also have experience with more complex cases such as dividing assets, businesses, property, retirement funds, and all other assets.
- Child custody — If you have a child or multiple children involved in your case we can help parents understand their parental rights and establish paternity and assert visitation and custody rights.
- Child support — We can handle the establishment of child support orders, enforcement, and modification of such court orders.
- Modifying and enforcing decrees — As divorce is an ongoing process; our attorneys help individuals update their divorce agreements as situations may change.
When should I call a lawyer?
How To Know When You Need Representation
If you are considering separating or divorcing your spouse you should contact a family law attorney to discuss your case and possible outcomes. Family law lawyers can help you navigate the tough and touchy issues that arise between family members. Family lawyers can also handle legal issues that involve your family members, including unions, disputes, split-ups, negotiations, and lawsuits. Contact us today.
Are you unsure of whether you are in need of a family law attorney? Contact Cappellini Law for a consultation.
What kind of outcome can I expect?
How To Know What To Expect From My Family Law Case
Family law practice is much different from other areas of law. With this in mind, it’s hard to say what exactly the outcome of your family law proceeding will be. But in the end, you should feel more confident and have a better sense of security in the matters. Often these proceedings also leave both parties with a better-defined relationship with your family. In any case, your lawyer should be able to provide you with advice on whether your case should be brought to court and how strong your case is. Your attorney will walk you through every step of the process of the way - including processing filling papers or a lawsuit. Your family law lawyer will create a legally binding agreement that has clear terms you can understand. If you have to go through negotiations or go to court with the other party, there is no guarantee that the outcomes will be ideal for you, but having a family lawyer on your side will give you the best information and chance of winning your case. Schedule a consultation with Cappellini Law to learn more about our attorneys and how we can get you the best outcome possible.
How do I decide which Family Law lawyer is right for me?
How To Pick the Right Family Law Lawyer
Choosing the right family law lawyer for your case is essential as your lawyer is your partner throughout the duration of your entire case. You made need to confide sensitive or embarrassing information to your attorney - so it is important to find an attorney that you are comfortable with speaking too. You’ll be in contact with your family law lawyer frequently, and you’ll need to be able to provide information. Prior to choosing your attorney, you will need to have an understanding of your lawyer’s explanations of certain steps in your case as well as how the law applies in your situation.
Additionally, finding and choosing a lawyer you trust and can communicate well with is crucial. While a law firm’s website and other materials provide a good start, don’t base your decision solely on the law firm. Opt in to have a conversation with each attorney you’re considering. Ask questions like: Does the attorney have experience with cases like mine? Do they explain things in a way that makes sense to me? Do they answer my questions? Do I feel like I can trust this person?
What questions will be answered when I meet with a lawyer for the first time?
What Will a Family Law Lawyer Tell Me
As every case is different, your initial meeting with our attorneys at Cappellini Law can vary. A lot of what will happen will depend upon your personal circumstances and where you are currently in the divorce process and if you have children with the other party.
In some scenarios, both parties have already discussed an approach to the divorce that is collaborative and cooperative. However, other times one spouse may not be on the same page in regards to agreements. For this reason is why many people seek a family law attorney to get advice on separation, divorce and/or child custody matters will work out.
What information should I bring to my first consultation?
What Does my Family Law Lawyer Need to Know
Meeting with a family law lawyer for the first time can be stressful when you don’t know what to expect. When you come in for your consultation be sure to call beforehand to take out a lot of the guesswork. In most scenarios, you can expect to bring tax returns, banking, and investment statements and credit card statements. If you had prenuptial or postnuptial agreements drafted - this should be considered also. Although bringing the above might not be required during your first meeting, you should always bring any court paperwork (such as current orders, any pleadings that have been filed, hearing or trial notices and anything you might have received from the other party’s attorney.)
At Cappellini Law, our attorneys will guide the conversation, gather information and assess your potential case. You will have the opportunity to discuss a wide range of questions you might have. No question is too big or too small! Feel free to ask about Cappellini Law’s relevant experience, cost of services and the process of gathering any information.
When do I have to start paying lawyers’ fees?
How Much Does a Family Law Lawyer Cost?
Family law lawyers typically charge by the hours - however, it is not uncommon for flat rate fees for simple services like drafting documents or reviews. Rates may also fluctuate by where you live and the complexity of your case. Be sure to speak with our lawyers upfront about any financial concerns or budgets you might have.