Men’s Rights in Divorce
Preparing to go through a divorce can be extremely emotionally taxing for either party involved; this is no different for men. Many men in the beginning stages of a divorce are concerned about their financial stability and being able to see their children.
Seeking counsel from a knowledgeable family law attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your divorce proceeding. The right counsel can guide you in the decision making process and help you accomplish the most desirable outcome possible based on your circumstances.
Attorney for Men’s Rights in Divorce for Chester County, PA
When you have made the decision to end a marriage, you need the help of a family attorney to ensure that your rights are protection. Our goal is to help you find the best outcome for you. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our attorneys have years of experience representing clients during the most difficult divorce proceedings.
Our legal team is prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf to safeguard your parental rights, preserve your finances, and make certain that you walk away from our marriage in a good position.
If you are a West Chester resident ready to begin the divorce process, call (610) 692-8700 or send an online message for a free consultation so we can act as soon as possible. We are based in West Chester PA and serve clients throughout Chester County, Lancaster County and suburban Philadelphia including West Chester, Kennett Square, Oxford, Avondale, Landenberg, West Grove, Paoli, Malvern, Downingtown, Coatesville, Exton, Parkesburg, Berwyn and Devon. We have convenient meeting locations in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Kennett Square, Malvern, Springfield, King of Prussia, and Radnor. Our family lawyers serve those with immediate legal needs in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Lancaster County.
Dividing Marital Property during Divorce
A major concern for many men going through a divorce involves the most important piece of marital property, the house. Many men fear that the division of marital property will result in a loss of their home. This is especially true where children are involved; however, does not have to be the case.
Your divorce attorney can work with you to attempt to find the most equitable division of property. In some cases, this means the house may be sold and both parties will share the proceeds equally. Before you decide how to divide the finances or move out of the marital home, talk with an experienced family law attorney.
Establishing Custody during Divorce Proceedings
Whenever children are involved in a divorce proceeding, there is potential for negotiations to turn sour. A major concern for men seeking divorce involves the custody of any children involved. In many divorce proceedings involving hostile parties, custody of children can become the crux of the proceedings.
Fortunately, pursuant to 23 Pa. C.S. Act 112 statute, Pennsylvania prohibits custody arrangements from being influenced by the genders of the parties involved. Rather than showing leniency toward women, Pennsylvania law requires gender neutrality as it pertains to custodial determinations. Instead, the court will focus on the roles each parent played before the divorce and during the separation.
Due to Pennsylvania’s restrictions on using gender as a factor when determining custody, men have an equal opportunity of achieving full or joint custody of their children so long as the arrangement would be in the best interest of the child.
Domestic Relations Office – Visit the domestic relations page of the Chester County site for more information on child support guidelines and support actions. This website provides resources regarding family law courts, custody arrangements, and child support guidelines. Also, find information on custody crimes under Pennsylvania Code.
Find a Lawyer for Men’s Divorce Rights in West Chester, PA
If you or your partner has made the difficult decision to get a divorce, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. At Ciccarelli Law Offices, our attorneys are knowledgeable on all aspect of the divorce process in Pennsylvania.
Whether you have concerns regarding your children, your finances, or your marital property, we can work with you to protect what is most important to you. If you live in West Chester, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, or Coatesville, call Ciccarelli Law Offices at (610) 692-8700 immediately for a consultation to get started on your case.
Our offices are located in Chester County and are also currently accepting clients from Montgomery County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, and Lancaster County.
This article was last updated on January 5, 2017.