We will guide you through the life-changing decision of divorce.
As you’ve contemplated divorce, you may have already experienced a wide range of emotions: shock, anger, bitterness, fear, and betrayal. Now that you’ve made the decision, a new set of questions and fears start to rise to the surface.
What does my life look like now?
How will this affect my family’s future?
It’s during this time that you need someone at your side who will listen to you, support you, and with the experience to navigate the complexities of the divorce process. You need someone in your corner who can help you face your divorce and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.
For more than 30 years, the lawyers of Trinity Law have been trusted to help families during the difficult stages of divorce. We’ve protected the rights of both men and women, helping them secure the results that are in the best interest of their family. After helping thousands of couples in south central Pennsylvania, we know how to best help you see the bigger picture, and how every decision you make can have an impact on your future.
How Will My Divorce Impact My Life?
Divorce drastically affects your life and the lives of your family forever. Even if you’ve only been married for a short time, a divorce can have far-reaching implications on your life. And the impact of a divorce only magnifies the longer you’ve been married or if you have children.
Your divorce will affect your current income and standard of living, along with changing your retirement plans. It may impact your job, your social circles, and where you live. Your divorce will also have a substantial effect on your children, shaping who they are for years to come. Every aspect of your life, including property, investments, debts, and bank accounts will be altered by your divorce.
Helping You Face the Future
At Trinity Law, we are committed to supporting you during this most trying time. As everything around you changes, our team will be by your side, giving you the protection and assistance you need at this time. We will help you avoid making rash, emotional decisions, and instead make the choices now that will secure the brightest future for you and your family.
We won’t be the only ones on your side during this process. We will help you find or create a support group to give you the physical, emotional, and spiritual encouragement you need. This can consist of family, friends, or your church community, and they will assist you as you face your new future.
What To Expect in the Divorce Process
This may be your first divorce and you have no idea what comes next. Fortunately, our lawyers have years of experience helping people like you navigate this complex process. Here are some steps you can expect us to take together.
Gather information. When you call our office, our staff will ask you some basic questions. We want to know how long you’ve been married, if you have any children, and your current living situation. This allows us to help you better during our initial consultation.
Initial Consultation. The goal of this first meeting – which normally lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour – is to: listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you determine next steps. The attorney will ask more questions to learn more about your specific situation. They will then explain to you what legal options are available to you.
You’ll find that this meeting is less about legal details and more about the big picture. You likely have dozens of questions about the process and future steps; we will do our best to help you understand what life will look like going forward, and how it will impact your standard of living, your retirement, and your children.
Separation. You may be seriously considering a divorce, but are not physically separated from your spouse yet. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania there is little that can be done to start divorce proceedings until the parties are physically and financially separated. This can be a difficult and emotional step, but it is a necessary step for you to start your recovery and healing process.
Child Custody. When parents get divorced, it is the care and wellbeing of the children that is foremost concern for most people. This can also be the most contentious aspect of a divorce, filled with raw emotions by all parties involved. If you have children, we will likely handle child custody first before any other issue. We will help you put custody and visitation arrangements in place that promote the best interests of your children.
Family Court. Due to Pennsylvania’s fragmented Family Court system, it can be difficult navigating the judicial system with all the legal matters involved in a divorce. Moreover, since Pennsylvania is a party-driven court, it is imperative for you to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side.
Our team of attorneys know what it takes to handle child custody, child support, visitation, protection from abuse, and other matters pertaining to your divorce. We will keep your best interests in mind and will use the courts to find the best solution for you and your family.
Alimony and Spousal Support. Aside from child custody, your financial future is often the most terrifying part of a divorce. We will make sure your future financial security is a priority throughout this process. We can arrange for spousal support during the divorce proceedings, as well as alimony payments after the divorce is finalized.
Settlement. The final steps in a divorce can be some of the trickiest to navigate. Your situation is unique, in terms of people involved, your history and personalities, as well as tangible assets, debts, and income. Your attorney has helped hundreds of couples in southcentral Pennsylvania finalize a divorce, and they will bring this experience to your case. While there is no such thing as an easy divorce, your lawyer will simplify this complex process, relieving some of the stress and pressure you feel along the way.
We will look to settle all remaining matters quickly and outside of court.
However, there are times when we must go before the court to settle a portion of the divorce. Most frequently this is in relation to child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and division of property. In these situations, your attorney will be at your side every step of the way. They will make sure your story is accurately told before the judge, and will do what it takes to best ensure a desirable outcome.
Tell Us Your Story
Call our office at 717-843-8046 and we’ll schedule an introductory consultation within 2 business days.