Chadds Ford divorce lawyer Michael T. Malarick has helped several couples in Chadds Ford divorce and separate legally. As a family law attorney near Chadds Ford, PA, Michael Malarick can help you with your divorce, no fault divorce, at fault divorce, child custody, and legal separations. As a Chadds Ford divorce attorney Michael T. Malarick will provide you with a free initial divorce consultation. Call now to speak with our family law divorce lawyer for Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Call 610-816-6683.
Chadds Ford Divorce Lawyer – No Fault Divorce Attorney
The decisions to divorce is a very stressful time for Pennsylvania families. In PA, you can file for a “No-Fault” or “Fault” divorce. A divorce for “Fault” will be granted to an innocent spouse because of adultery. bigamy, desertion, or cruel treatment of the other spouse. Call our Chadds Ford divorce lawyer today for a free initial consultation.
- An “At Fault” divorce can be an expensive and time- consuming process.
- A “No-Fault” divorce minimizes the stress and cost of the divorce process.
If both parties agree to divorce and will sign the necessary documents that the marriage is irretrievably broken, a divorce can be obtained after a 90 day waiting period.
If one spouse will not consent to the divorce, or will not sign the necessary affidavits, notices and waiver, a divorce can be obtained after either a one or two year wait period from the date or separation. Because of a change in the PA Divorce Code:
- if the parties separated after 12/5/16, there is a one year waiting period
- if the parties separated before 12/5/16, there is a two yr. waiting period.
Chadds Ford Divorce Lawyer & Child Custody Attorney
What happens with child custody during a divorce? Child custody is one of the most stressful situations for PA families going through the divorce process. The issue of child custody can be decided can be decided by agreement between the parties, can be included in the divorce complaint, and can be modified at any time after an agreement or decision has been made. Contact our divorce and Chadds Ford child custody lawyer today for free initial consultation. Call 610-816-6683.
The quickest and least costly way to establish child custody is by agreement between the spouses. This agreement can be an informal understanding between the parties. If custody is to be established through the divorce complaint or a custody petition, the agreement will be formalized in a Temporary Custody Order.
If custody cannot be agreed upon, a Custody Master will hold a hearing and make a recommendation to the court. The parties may accept the Master’s recommendation or appeal the Master’s recommendation. If the Custody Master’s recommendation is appealed, a Judge will make the decision after another hearing.
In fact, if the Custody Master’s recommendation is accepted, the Custody Master’s recommendation is accepted, the Custody Master may order a review of custody two or more months in the future. For legal help in a child custody matter, call our Chadds Ford child custody lawyer and divorce attorney today.
Again, if the parties can agree on a custody arrangement that is in the best interest of the child – and abide by their agreement – the stress, time, and expense of this issue will be reduced.
Chadds Ford Divorce Attorney & Child Custody Lawyer
What should be considered in a child custody agreement? Your custody agreement should decide both physical and legal custody of the child. Legal custody can be awarded to either or both parents jointly or to a guardian. Physical custody can be awarded to either parent or to a guardian. Physical custody can be either primary or partial. Partial custody can be whatever arrangement works for the parties and is in the best interest of the child/children. A vacation schedule, holidays, and special days such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays should be considered. For help with a child custody matter, contact our Chadds Ford child custody attorney and divorce lawyer.
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Attorney Michael T. Malarick is an experienced lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 29 years of experience practicing law as an attorney. Over the years, Michael T. Malarick has helped many marriages file for divorce and separate legally. Call our Chadds Ford divorce lawyer today for a free initial family law consultation. Call 610-816-6683.
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