Divorce & Property Division
Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage. Divorce is often emotional. An attorney can help you with the legal aspects of the divorce often making it seem more manageable.
The parties’ economic issues need to be resolved before they can be divorced. These economic issues include alimony and division of assets and debts. The division of asset through a divorce is called equitable distribution. The Court will look at a series of factors to determine how to distribute the marital assets and debts. The factors include the length of marriage, the contributions of each party to the marriage, and the age of the parties among other factors.
When resolving the economic issues associated with the divorce you may end going through the Court. You can also choose divorce mediation or collaborative divorce. Ideally, a divorce settlement will be reached without the need for trial. If, however, agreements cannot be reached, we offer aggressive legal representation to ensure that your needs are protected. Each family is different, and therefore the outcome will be different in every case. The attorneys at Voelker & Morris, LLC will work hard to make sure that your family’s individual needs are considered throughout the divorce process.
The attorneys at Voelker & Morris can assist you in mediation, collaboration of trial.
What Happens When You Get Divorced?
Divorce impacts just as many facets of your life as marriage itself. From where you are going to live, how you will support yourself, and how everything will shake out in the end can be intimidating. At Voelker & Morris, we are dedicated to delivering reliable, reputable, realistic representation throughout the entire experience. We assist with equitable distribution of assets, which is essentially “who gets what”, alimony and support for dependent spouses, and help you understand what you will get once the dust has settled.
There may be property, assets, or elements of your shared life that you don’t want to lose. Our seasoned divorce attorneys will review the entirety of your estate and all shared assets. We help you determine what you most want to keep, what you expect to be most important to your spouse, and what you are willing to use as bargaining chips to better your negotiation stance. We help you get a clear understanding of how your post-divorce life can look, and we are ready to do what it takes to get you in the best possible position.
If your current situation with your spouse appears to be leading to a divorce, it’s very important that you know your divorce options and understand the processes they entail. Here at Voelker & Morris, our goal is for every client to make wise, well-informed decisions amidst a situation as emotional and complex as divorce. Our divorce attorneys do this by using our family law experience and expertise to answer questions, give practical advice, forecast potential consequences, and offer professional insight.
Our Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers Specialize in all types of Divorce, Including:
One of the most challenging divorces to go through would be one that involves a business or a practice. Forensic accounting, business valuations, property valuations, appraisals, financial documentation & more must be performed to achieve equitable distribution.
Because going into a courtroom requires so much time, effort, and money, most couples are amenable to having out-of-court arrangements in resolving problems and settling a divorce.
Divorce is already complicated by itself. Yet, there are cases that are particularly categorized as complex divorce. These entail specific and difficult issues that require the assistance of a skillful and experienced legal specialist.
Dealing with riches under marital issues is complicated, and you surely want to start a new life getting what you deserve—financially and emotionally.
The date of marriage in same-sex divorces is unclear. It is important to discuss all potential dates of marriage in a same sex divorce and how each date can affect the marital estate available for distribution.
There is no law in Pennsylvania that allows couples to “legally separate.” Couples can separate, but they will still face the same problems divorced couples face, such as asset division and child custody.
Getting an annulment is tricky, especially in Pittsburgh, because of the criteria the state has for such claims. If you intend to get an annulment, you need to get expert advice from a Pittsburgh family law firm.
The Right Choice For You
Divorce is a messy, complicated, and exhausting experience in an already stressful time of one’s life. Anyone facing divorce needs all the help they can get. Here at Voelker & Morris, our team of divorce attorneys are determined to be your partner and supporter throughout the entire process.
We are committed to helping you get a good grasp of your situation. We offer transparency and honesty so that you know what your options are, what they entail, and what their possible consequences are. We want you to make informed, wise, and practical decisions about your divorce. Whether you’re facing divorce, annulment, child support, child custody, alimony, property division, or other family legal concerns, Voelker & Morris is here to help you get the best legal outcome.