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Do I Need A Lawyer For A Divorce In Pennsylvania?

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No, you do not always need to hire a lawyer for a Pennsylvania divorce. There are different legal options that may be available to you. However, there are some situations where hiring a Philadelphia divorce lawyer may be important to as you end your marriage and plan for your future.

For example, consider the following situations:

1. Your goal is to peacefully negotiate a divorce settlement. A divorce mediator may be a good option for you in this type of divorce. A divorce mediator will sit down with you and help you and your soon to be ex-spouse divide your assets, arrange spousal and child support plans, and develop a child custody arrangement. A mediator from Divorce Done Right can help your family with this type of divorce.

2. You have few marital assets to divide and you and your soon to be ex-spouse agree on the terms of your divorce. In this case, you might consider an online divorce through a site like Flash Divorce. You will be able to start your divorce online and have your divorce documents reviewed by an attorney so that you can be sure that your divorce agreement will be approved by the court.

3. You want a divorce, but your spouse does not want a divorce or you both want a divorce but are far apart when it comes to dividing your assets or deciding on big issues such as support or custody. It is in this situation that an experienced Philadelphia divorce attorney may be important to you.

If you need help deciding which legal solution might be right for you or if you need a lawyer to end your Pennsylvania marriage, then I encourage you to call me today at (215) 523-6900 to schedule an initial consultation. I am proud to have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in 2009-2013 and I will do my best to help you during this difficult time.

Petrelli, Previtera & Schimmel, LLC has offices at:

1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1616, Philadelphia, PA 19103

304 Harper Drive, Suite 130 Moorestown, NJ 08057  |  Direct : (201) 655-7204

180 N. Stetson Street, Suite 3500 Chicago, IL 60601  |  Direct: (312) 252-2085

Answered 03/29/2017

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