Divorce Attorney You Can Trust
Divorce attorney Douglas P. Earl understands Pennsylvania family law like no other. He brings 28 years of experience on your side, helping you through this tough time. He understands your concerns, and helps you close this chapter of your life peacefully and affordably, so you can begin a new chapter in your life. If there are children involved, he works to ensure the least amount of disruption in their lives, since the divorce process can be very stressful for children. As your divorce attorney, he takes great care in trying to make the separation as amicable as possible, and reducing the amount of stress and frustration you are feeling.
Important decisions need to be made, regarding child support, custody, alimony, and property division. Mr. Earl will ensure that the law is strictly followed in each of these situations. Your divorce may also include more complex situations, such as domestic violence or abuse, high net worth divorces, same sex divorces, religious divorces or a contested divorce.
Divorce and other family law matters bring more challenges than other types of cases, because every decision that is made affects your relationship with your family. Your family will forever be changed by this process, so it needs to be handled very thoroughly, thoughtfully and fairly.
Before filing for divorce, you and your spouse should sit down and discuss if your marriage is truly beyond the point of repair. We recommend seeking legal advice from an experienced divorce attorney during this decision-making process. Mr. Earl will give you his honest opinion of your situation, and can help you decide if divorce really is the best option for you.
Once the decision has been made that it is best to proceed with a divorce, you have several options, including a settlement, mediation or trial. In some cases where the separation is amicable, it is possible to finalize a divorce without getting the courts involved. The parties attend mediation and are able to reach a settlement on their own. This option is the least stressful, and also reduces the hefty expenses that can come with divorce hearings.
In other cases, the parties can be so angry at each other, that a settlement is unrealistic. The facts must then be heard by the court, to determine what is fair according to Pennsylvania law. If this is the case for you, you need someone on your side that knows your rights and is willing to fight for them. Mr. Earl will be there by your side, every step of the way. He will tell you what to expect and how you should prepare for it.
Nothing is more important than your family. Choosing an experienced divorce attorney is something you should take great care in doing, since your family depends on the results. Call Mr. Earl at (215) 627-5970 to discuss your options and get a free, honest evaluation of your case.