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Family Law

Family Law or matrimonial law is an area of the law which encompasses domestic relations matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, alimony, adoption, and child abuse issues. Family law is an area of the law where emotions run the highest. It’s important to have a legal team on your side that understands the ins and outs of family law and who can give you the best advice to deliver the outcome you want and deserve. In Southeastern Pennsylvania, Malley Law is the logical choice for your family law litigation needs.

“This may be your first divorce, but it’s not ours.”

The Malley Law team is experienced in handling these aspects of family law:

  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution/Property Settlement Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony/APL
  • Domestic Violence/Protection From Abuse Orders
  • Child Custody Relocation
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody/Visitations
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Defense/Bench Warrants/Driver’s License Revocation
  • Adoption (Step-Parent and Independent)
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements/Cohabitation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Taxes and Debts
  • Property Division/Equitable Distribution
  • Asset Distribution
  • Pension Distribution
  • Modifications
  • Enforcement
  • Appeals

Whether a Party Is Entitled To Spousal Support Depends Upon:

  1. Whether a party can meet their reasonable needs through appropriate employment.
  2. Whether a party has other property to help them meet their reasonable needs.
  3. Whether a party is disabled and unable to work.
  4. Whether a party has young children and is the primary caretaker for the children.
  5. Whether one of the parties contributed to the educational or career opportunities of the other spouse.
  6. Whether the parties had a long marriage, and whether the requesting party is of an age which may preclude the possibility of obtaining adequate employment.

If you think you may be eligible to receive spousal support in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Contact Malley Law today. Our skilled family law team is well prepared to handle your spousal support matters.

How Much Spousal Support And How Long Depends Upon:

  1. The standard of living during marriage.
  2. How long the parties were married.
  3. The age, employment history, earning ability, physical and emotional condition of the parties.
  4. Whether the other party can pay spousal maintenance and still meet his or her own reasonable needs.
  5. Whether one of the parties makes more money or has more property than the other party.
  6. The time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to obtain appropriate employment, and whether this is possible.

Child support is court ordered funds that must be paid for the support of the child.

In Pennsylvania, child support law oversees each parent’s financial responsibility to his/her child. Parents are responsible for their child’s day-to-day necessities, and may be required to pay child support depending on various factors. These payments cover things such as the child’s food, shelter, clothing, education, and healthcare.

If one parent believes that he/she may be entitled to child support, the best thing he/she can do is to consult with a reputable family law attorney. A matrimonial lawyer that has handled prior child support cases can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the person’s custody arrangement and financial needs and can help the person file for child support in the Pennsylvania courts.

Child Support Determining Factors

Pennsylvania uses several determining factors before rewarding child support to a parent. The factors the court will consider when calculating a child support award amount may include:

  • each parent’s monthly gross and net incomes
  • the current custody arrangement between the parties
  • insurance premiums paid by the non-custodial and custodial parent
  • monthly child support paid by the non-custodial parent for other children

It takes an experienced family law team to bring quick resolution to your divorce proceedings. Contact Malley Law to take control of your future today.

Other Areas of Family Law

A paternity action is an aspect of family law that must be filed to establish a father’s paternity of a child born out of wedlock and to determine a mother and father’s respective rights and obligations regarding their child including child support, custody and visitation.

Child Relocation
Relocation is an area of family law involving a parent’s request for court permission to move out of county or out of Pennsylvania with a minor child. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, many changes were recently made to Child Custody statute and many of these changes directly affect Child Relocation. Failure to abide by these changes may result in one parent’s rights to his/her children being suspended or modified in some way. Malley Law has experience in child relocation issues, and you want an experienced legal team on your side.

Custody Modifications
Custody Modification is an aspect of family law wherein one formally asks the Court to change a Custody Order.  Modification requests can involve either parent requesting a change of child custody, visitation, or other issues affecting his or her children.

Enforcement is an important aspect of family law that seeks court action to enforce a Court’s Order.

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