Union City, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers
Ms. Oakes focuses her practice primarily in the area of family law. She has experience in handling divorces, adoption, alimony and spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, paternity, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.
As a litigator, Ms. Oakes also has experience in Insurance Defense and Workers Compensation matters.
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Our office offers a free initial telephone appointment. Detailed, client specific consultations are also available. Call my office toll-free at 1-844-VARI-LAW (1-844-827-4529) or our main office in Pittsburgh at 412-281-9906 to learn how we can help you resolve your family law or divorce issues.
In addition to extensive, traditional litigation experience, she is also a trained Collaborative Law attorney and Mediator. Liberty has been helping clients resolve disputes respectfully, without going to Court for more than ten years.
The Collaborative Process is a method of resolving a dispute whereby each party voluntarily agrees...
Dedicated to guiding clients through some of the most trying experiences of their lives, Jaclyn M. Shaw serves clients in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and throughout Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Offering personalized attention and advice, Mrs....
I have extensive experience in all types of family law matters and litigation, including:
Complex Divorce and simple divorce
Collaborative Practice, which provides an alternative to litigation
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and separation agreements
Call (724) 683-6304 to schedule a free consultation.
Weekend and evening meeting times are always available.
Union City Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Volunteer Attorneys (LAVA)
Northwestern Legal Services
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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