As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

We Want to be Separated, Now What?

While Pennsylvania law does not provide for the issuance of a “legal separation,” spouses can separate without the need to file for divorce.

During the period of separation, a spouse can file for spousal support, child support or child custody.  The court will not deal with issues of property distribution if there is no divorce complaint filed.

Nonetheless, the spouses can always reach agreements on all issues arising out of the divorce even if there is no divorce complaint filed yet.

Often spouses will use the services of a Mediator to reach amicable agreements on all issues relating to the separation and divorce, and this can also be done prior to anyone filing for divorce.

It is recommended that you consult with an attorney regarding your intentions to separate prior to actual separation, so that you will know what to expect in connection with your rights and obligations.  It is important to have a strategy in place in order to protect your rights and to prepare for your obligations.