Chester County Divorce Lawyer
Need to Explore Your Legal Options in Chesco? We Can Help
When you walk down the aisle, you’re planning on spending the rest of your life with your significant other. But sometimes, no matter how much you love a person—it isn’t enough. Problems that are too big for the relationship may arise, and you could be heading for a divorce. The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., is here to help.
With over 25 years of practicing family law around the Main Line, we can ensure that your case will be handled professionally and your best interests will be our priority. We specialize in complex high-asset divorce, child custody, and asset division. We will help you handle your divorce in the most civil way possible, and if your ex won’t see reason, we will aggressively pursue your interests in family court. For a free initial consultation, please call our Chesco family law lawyers at (866) 290-9292.
Best Post-Divorce Practices When Dealing with Children
If you have children, it is best that you stay in tune with their feelings and handle the divorce as delicately as possible. As you go through the process, it may help to remember:
- Children often blame themselves for the demise of the relationship. Reassure them that it’s not their fault.
- Do not interfere with the time the other parent has to spend with the child, unless the child is in danger.
- Avoid becoming the "fun parent" – this often backfires in the long run.
- Take care of yourself. In order to be the best parent you can be, you have to process and deal with your own personal issues as well.
Don’t encourage the child to feel like they have to choose sides.
Pennsylvania has several types of child custody agreements, and Chester County has its own local forms. There is no residency requirement for filing a divorce proceeding, but there is a six-month residency requirement that comes into play for child custody. The family court’s goal is to allow the child to spend time with both parents and keep the child’s daily routine as normal as possible, and we will help you develop evidence to support your relationship with your child to the judge.
We Will Help You Consider Mediation First
Not all divorces have to involve messy court proceedings that take years to finalize and cost thousands of dollars. Having a prenuptial agreement in place will make the process easier; however, if you do not have a prenup, we will try our best to get all your marital assets divided as fairly as possible.
Before a case goes to trial, we encourage our clients to try to settle their issues out of court through a mediation process. With the help of an experienced mediator (a neutral third party), we will speak on your behalf and your spouse’s lawyer will do the same. The purpose of mediation is to get both parties to come to an agreement on important issues such as alimony, child support, child custody, and property division.
Handling your case in mediation saves a lot of time and money, but if an agreement cannot be made, we will proceed with going to family court at the Chester County Justice Center. If you are going through a divorce, or just want to know what options are available to you, please give the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., a call at (866) 290-9292 for a free consultation.