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Making Sense Of Divorce’s Complexities

Divorce can be a complex and emotional time for many couples. At the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, law firm of Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC, we make sure that our clients get the support they need. We focus on being accessible. That means being available to answer clients’ questions and making sure to keep them up to date on their cases.

Divorcing couples are generally called on to make many difficult, long-term decisions about their children, their property and their finances. Our lawyers know that Pennsylvania divorce law can be confusing, and the process can be overwhelming — especially at such an emotional time. We help our clients put emotions aside, guiding them through the process so that they make the right decisions and focus on building a new life and a successful future.

Child Custody, Visitation And Support

For divorcing couples with children, legal decisions they make about child custody, visitation and support are often the most difficult. Our experienced divorce lawyers can help you understand how the law applies to you and your family so that you can make informed choices. At Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC, our family law attorneys help clients protect their rights while keeping in mind the best interests of their children. We know that you may be concerned about issues like child support; our experienced lawyers can help you decide the best actions to take.

Property Division

In Pennsylvania, the term “equitable distribution” is the legal term for the process of dividing the marital assets and marital debts. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal, although property is often divided 50-50. In Pennsylvania, the property is divided in a way that is fair to both spouses. If divorcing couples cannot determine what is fair for them, courts will decide. To do this, judges weigh a series of factors.

While spouses generally prefer making divorce decisions themselves, this is not always possible. Judges may have to make these decisions based on the facts before them. At Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC, we urge our clients to resolve property division matters, and we work toward those resolutions — but we do not hesitate to litigate if that is what is necessary to protect our clients’ interests.

Contact A Skilled Divorce Attorney

To contact us regarding your legal concerns, call Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at 610-295-5328 or toll-free at 877-716-3631. You may also complete our online contact form to arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.