Family Law

Family Law

At DLP Law, we understand that family law cases touch upon the most fundamental and intimate life experiences including your relationship to your spouse, children and financial future.

Constructive & Effective Family Law Dispute Resolution – Pennsylvania Family Law Firm

When we see clients, it is usually during one of the most difficult stages of their lives. When your marriage breaks down into divorce, you may experience stress, frustration and even anger. The intensity of these emotions is only increased by uncertainty about the future and fears about the impact of a marital dissolution (divorce) on your children and financial future. At the Pennsylvania law firm of Dougherty, Leventhal and Price LLP, we offer carefully crafted solutions to the full spectrum of family law issues. We understand that family law cases touch upon the most fundamental and intimate life experiences including your relationship to your spouse, children and financial future.

 

Our goal is to develop a carefully tailored strategy that avoids acrimonious litigation when a negotiated agreement may offer a cost-effective and satisfactory settlement.

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We Have The Experience

Our law firm’s long distinguished history includes representing clients in the full scope of family law matters from handling the simplest uncontested divorce in an inexpensive and efficient manner to the most complex high net worth divorce or contentious child custody dispute. Our Pennsylvania family law team can assist you with any of the following family law issues or proceeding:

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NEPA divorce attorney

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Uncontested divorce

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Complex asset/high net worth divorce

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Contested custody/visitation disputes

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Division of closely held corporation (family businesses)

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Parental relocations

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Spousal support/alimony

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Business valuations

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Child support

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Domestic violence

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Valuation and division of professional practices (law, medicine)

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Spousal abuse

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Property division involving complex or hard to value assets like antiques and stock options

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Protection from abuse (PFA Orders)

When you are faced with a PFA order, you are faced with eviction from your home, loss of custody of your children & various other penalties that need to be adequately represented at a PFA hearing.

Our Pennsylvania family law attorneys are committed to assisting our clients in restoring stability and order to their lives and seeking the best possible resolution to the issues faced by our clients. Most of our Pennsylvania family law team is Board Certified by the National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy, and seven or our attorneys have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Philadelphia Magazine. Our experience, dedication and skill has facilitated our reputation throughout Pennsylvania for providing both constructive amicable family law solutions and tenacious advocacy.

No matter what your family law issue or position, family law disputes impose unique emotional challenges. If you are a stay at home parent during a long-term marriage, you may worry about your financial future and ability to provide for your financial needs if you seek a divorce. If your spouse managed the household finances, you may feel that you are at a disadvantage because of your lack of knowledge about cash flow, expenses and marital assets. You may even be concerned that your spouse is diverting or hiding income or marital assets to hinder a fair division of marital property. If you are the high wage earner or ran a family business or professional practice, you may have concerns about your ability to protect your business and maintain your lifestyle when facing a division of marital property and debts as well as alimony payments. Our experienced Pennsylvania family law attorneys often work closely with forensics accountants, business valuation experts and vocational counselors so that we can protect our clients’ interest when litigating property division and alimony issues.

We know that serious family law issues like divorce, paternity or other family law matters require carefully tailored solutions. We are committed to negotiating an amicable solution to reduce the stress and animosity associated with your family law dispute as well as the adverse impact on your children. Our experienced team of family law attorneys also knows that amicable agreements reached through alternate dispute resolution, including negotiation, arbitration or mediation usually results in more satisfactory resolutions for both parties and more lasting and permanent solutions. A carefully crafted marital settlement agreement can prevent costly post-judgment modification litigation and lead to stable co-parenting and financial resolutions.

Whenever feasible we try to help our clients avoid contentious litigation to reduce the adverse impact of animosity and conflict on our clients and their children. We know that family law disputes including divorce typically involve emotional roadblocks that can make it difficult to reach amicable agreements. Our creative team of family law lawyers often is able to navigate a path through these roadblocks to reach mutually acceptable marital settlements.

At the Pennsylvania law firm of Dougherty, Leventhal and Price LLP, we know that it is important to pick your battles because bitter tenacious litigation of every issue will drain your marital estate of the assets and wealth that may have taken your entire marriage to accumulate. Our goal is to develop a carefully tailored strategy that avoids acrimonious litigation when a negotiated agreement may offer a cost-effective and satisfactory settlement. Our goal is to facilitate stable co-parenting arrangements and financial settlements that provide workable timeshare arrangements, minimize conflict and prevent future modification proceedings. We provide proven negotiation, creative litigation and tenacious courtroom advocacy.

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When Your Family Relationships and Financial Future Are at Stake Put Us on Your Side

Our dedicated Pennsylvania divorce lawyers are committed to representing our clients with compassion and dedication. We have successfully represented many family law clients throughout Pennsylvania in divorces, paternity actions, modifications, parental move-away cases, domestic violence cases, custody/visitation disputes, alimony disputes and a wide range of other family law matters. We understand that our clients often are deeply concerned about their future because so many aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a family law matter like a divorce or paternity dispute. Our knowledgeable team can carefully analyze your situation, discuss your goals and devise the most effective negotiation or litigation strategy to provide for your future.