Do I need a lawyer for a PA divorce?
While you may get divorced without an attorney, it is not smart to handle your own divorce. If you choose to represent yourself, you are held to the same legal standards as a well-seasoned divorce attorney. This could put you immediately on unequal ground if the other side has counsel knowledgeable about PA divorce law.
Additionally, getting even a “simple divorce” in Allegheny County is not always as “simple” as it may seem. There are pleadings that must be completed, requirements that have to be met, and deadlines to meet before the divorce can proceed. An attorney who is able to guide you through the entire divorce process from start to finish will allow the process to occur most efficiently and with the best results. As a divorce attorney will analyze your case through considering all relevant laws and family law procedures in PA, you can rest assured that your otherwise emotionally charged decisions will be made by an experienced individual with all legal consequences considered.
If your PA divorce involves assets and debts that must be divided through the equitable distribution process, an experienced PA divorce attorney can and should assist you throughout this process to ensure that you receive a fair share of the marital estate in your case. A Pennsylvania divorce attorney can assist you with negotiating a settlement of your estate outside of court and can also litigate these issues on court on your behalf if necessary. Often an attorney will conduct discovery or obtain real estate appraisals to get accurate valuation of assets.
Contact our PA divorce attorneys to ensure that you have the assistance to achieve a fair share in your western PA divorce case.
To learn how our Pittsburgh family law firm can help you during this difficult time, call us today at 412-281-9906, toll free at 1-844-VARI-LAW or send us an e-mail. One of our experienced Allegheny County divorce lawyers will be glad to offer you advice on what is in your best interests and that of any children in your family.
Our Pittsburgh Divorce Attorneys routinely accept cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Berks County, Butler County, Clearfield County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County. Our law firm accepts Pennsylvania family law cases from other Pennsylvania counties including Clarion County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Venango County on a case-by-case basis.
Back to FAQs