Experienced Bucks County Family Law Attorneys Assist Pennsylvanians
Yardley family law firm provides compassionate, effective guidance
The Law Offices of Jennifer Courtney & Associates, P.C., in Yardley provides effective counsel aimed at finding lasting solutions to family law concerns. Our Pennsylvania attorneys have decades of experience advocating for residents of Bucks County and the surrounding areas in a full range of family law matters. Whether you’re looking for advice on a divorce, separation, child custody dispute or a different domestic issue, you can rely on us for strategic advice and compassionate guidance that is tailored to your unique situation.
Lawyers protect the interests of clients and their loved ones during difficult times
Family law cases are rife with strong emotions, which can make them especially contentious and hard to resolve. When you are facing a complex family legal issue, you and your children will benefit from the insight and assistance of determined Bucks County attorneys who understand Pennsylvania law and a have a track record of success. Decisions in family law cases can change the lives of you and your children forever. We will work hard to protect your family by providing powerful legal advocacy, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
We can help with the full range of sensitive family law concerns
Our family law firm provides knowledgeable legal representation to Pennsylvanians in the following areas:
- Divorce — Your divorce terms might be uncontested or the subject of serious conflict. In an uncontested divorce, spouses agree on property division and all the other issues involved in ending their marriage. A contested divorce is when spouses do not agree and head toward litigation.
- Child custody and visitation — Courts establish child custody and visitation arrangements based on what is in the best interests of the child. If parents cannot reach consensus, the judge can examine a wide variety of factors to create an appropriate parenting plan.
- Child support — Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their children. Typically, the parent who has primary physical custody of the child (meaning the child lives with them more often) receives support from the other parent.
- Alimony/spousal support — Determinations about alimony, also called spousal support, are made based on factors that include the length of the marriage and the financial situation of each spouse, among other things. Spousal support is not awarded in all divorces.
- Property division — Only marital property is subject to division. Generally, assets owned by one spouse prior to the marriage and items classified as separate property in a valid prenuptial agreement will remain with the individual spouse who acquired them.
- Separation — Sometimes living separately makes sense for couples as a step toward divorce or instead of divorce. Though there is no legal separation status in Pennsylvania, if you choose to live apart, you can negotiate an agreement that addresses visitation, child support, property division and other issues just as a divorce order would.
- Grandparents’ rights — Grandparents and grandchildren often form very close relationships that can be negatively affected by parents’ divorce and separation. In certain circumstances, the court will grant grandparents can get visitation with grandchildren or even custody rights.
- Adoption — Our firm handles all types of placements, including stepparent adoptions where the biological parent is absent or unfit. In these cases, the biological parent must terminate their parental rights, which if not done voluntarily, can lead to litigation.
Whatever family law issue you are experiencing, our well-informed lawyers will carefully examine all the details involved and work aggressively to obtain the outcome you seek.
Contact our skillful Pennsylvania law firm for help with your family law problem
The Law Offices of Jennifer Courtney & Associates, P.C. in Yardley assists Bucks County residents and other Pennsylvanians with various family law challenges. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 215.493.3360 or contact us online.