When your family is faced with a legal matter, such as a divorce or child custody dispute, it is wise to approach the issue with support from a knowledgeable attorney. Family law in Pennsylvania is highly nuanced and complex, and a seemingly simple mistake or omission could have devastating unintended consequences for you and your son, daughter, or spouse. However, representation by a skilled and experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney gives you the best chance of resolving the issue smoothly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your daily lives.
At Sadek and Cooper Law Offices, our trusted and respected family law lawyers bring decades of legal experience to every matter we handle. We are proud to serve mothers, fathers, spouses, children, grandparents, and adoptive parents in communities throughout Delaware County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Cameron County, and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. To arrange for a free legal consultation, call Sadek and Cooper at (215) 625-0851. We will keep your family’s information confidential.
Experienced Family Law Attorneys Serving Pennsylvania
Backed by extensive experience and guided by an unwavering commitment to protecting our clients’ best interests, our dedicated team of attorneys is equipped with the skill and acuity to handle a wide range of family law cases and intra-familial conflicts and disputes, including but not limited to:
- Alimony and Spousal Support
- Child Custody Disputes
- Child Support Disputes
- Division of Debts and Assets
- Enforcement of Child Support Orders
- Enforcement of Custody and Visitation Orders
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Legal Separation
- Parenting Time
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Division
- Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders
- Termination of Parental Rights
Whether you have been served with divorce papers, need assistance resolving a contentious custody dispute, are looking for help with the Pennsylvania adoption process, or simply have questions about the benefits of making a prenuptial agreement before you get married, you can turn to the Philadelphia family attorneys of Sadek and Cooper Law Offices for compassionate and comprehensive legal support.
Divorce Attorneys Representing Mothers and Fathers
Dissolving a marriage is never a simple or light decision, and in cases where the divorce is contentious, the resulting legal proceedings can become incredibly stressful, draining, and overwhelming for the parties involved. A skilled divorce attorney in Philadelphia can help to lighten that burden by guiding you through Pennsylvania’s family court system, handling your legal paperwork, keeping an eye on the pertinent deadlines, advising you of your rights and responsibilities, and identifying the legal strategies best suited to preserving your rights as a parent, homeowner, or business owner.
Even when a divorce is amicable, and neither spouse wishes to contest custody or financial matters such as the division of property, the process isn’t necessarily straightforward. On the contrary, there are numerous legal considerations which must be carefully weighed by an experienced Bucks County divorce attorney in order to protect your best interests.
For example, what are the grounds for the divorce? How long will the process take, and what sort of waiting period applies? What is a reasonable amount of alimony to request? Which spouse will be receiving what property? How will your jointly-owned business or shared debts be affected? And what happens if your spouse later changes their mind regarding a custody or child support request they agreed to?
These are just a few examples of the many critical questions our capable and compassionate Montgomery County divorce lawyers are here to help you answer. We will work closely with you to identify your needs and concerns, and determine whether you would benefit more from going to court or negotiating toward a resolution. We recognize that no two divorces are identical, which is why we take a personalized, responsive, and results-oriented approach to every case we handle.
Child Custody Disputes
The involvement of minor children in divorce cases can greatly complicate the legal considerations for the parents. No mother or father wants to relinquish time with their precious son or daughter, and it is fairly common for divorces to become contentious when a child custody dispute arises.
Divorcing parents in Pennsylvania have the opportunity to create their own custody plan, which may be accepted if its terms do not violate any laws or endanger the child’s health or safety. However, if you and your spouse cannot agree on a plan independently, the family courts may be forced to intervene and impose a decision.
Though family courts generally attempt to grant joint custody where feasible, custody determinations are ultimately guided by a single standard above all others: protecting and preserving the child’s best interests. This means ensuring the child has access to resources, and lives in the environment best suited to allow the child to thrive. In cases where one parent is an “unfit parent” due to issues like substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, or abandonment, our Philadelphia custody dispute attorneys can assist with the termination of parental rights.
When you retain the legal services of Sadek and Cooper, you can rest assured that our aggressive Delaware County custody lawyers will fight vigorously to protect your parental rights as a father or mother. We have experience representing both custodial and non-custodial parents, and are prepared to handle a wide array of legal matters related to child custody in Pennsylvania, including but not limited to:
- Joint Custody
- Legal Custody
- Petitions to Modify Custody
- Physical Custody
- Sole Custody
- Temporary Custody Orders
- Visitation Rights
It’s seldom easy to confront major changes within your family, but you won’t have to embark on the process alone. The skilled attorneys of Sadek and Cooper will be there to provide support, guidance, and robust legal representation. Please do not hesitate to call our law offices at (215) 625-0851 to learn more about how we can assist your family in a free and completely confidential legal consultation.