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Providing Guidance and Legal Support in a Delaware County Divorce

Contrary to common belief, divorce does not have to be an extremely costly and contentious affair that leaves you emotionally drained and in heavy debt. With guidance from the right attorney, you can get through your divorce with your finances, your mental and emotional health, and your family relations intact.

At the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, our Delaware County family law attorneys have the extensive experience and knowledge needed to handle your divorce in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We are perfectly aware of the deep impact this divorce will have on you and your family, which is why we vow to put in our fullest efforts to help you reach an optimal case outcome. To speak with one of our dedicated legal staff now, call us today at (610) 645-0100.

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Pennsylvania?

When you file a Complaint for Divorce in Pennsylvania, you must declare the grounds on which you seek to dissolve your marriage. Both no-fault and fault divorces are allowed in the Keystone State.

  • No-Fault Divorce: In order to obtain a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse must agree to divorce or must have lived separately for at least two years. In the latter case, either spouse may file for divorce solely on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
  • Fault Divorce: There are seven grounds on which either spouse can base a complaint for a fault divorce, including desertion, adultery, cruelty, bigamy, imprisonment or confinement to a mental institution, confinement to a mental institution for eighteen months, and indignities.

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Why Should I Mediate?

Not all divorces have to involve courtroom battles. In fact, it is preferable to resolve your divorce outside of the courtroom. Through mediation, you and your spouse can work together to reach an agreement on issues such as property division, alimony, child support, and so on. Not only is mediation much less costly than a trial divorce, but you and your spouse rather than a judge retain control of all important decisions and outcomes.

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Can You Handle My High Profile or Asset Divorce?

While no divorce is ever truly easy, those involving high profile individuals or highly valued assets can be especially complex. Oftentimes, millions of dollars, successful careers, and public and media relations are all put on the line. Such matters should be handled by not just any divorce attorney but an exceptional one who has a proven track record in the area. Attorney Sheryl R. Rentz and her associates fit the bill.

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Divorce Law Firm in Delaware County, PA

At the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, our philosophy is to treat each client as an individual with his/her own unique needs and goals. If you are seeking an attorney who can provide you the personalized family law services you need to build a better future for you and your loved ones, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (610) 645-0100 today.

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Post-Divorce Issues

If there is one thing we can all count on in life, it is change. Nothing stays the same and it's always something new. So, when it comes to your divorce, despite having received a judgment and finalized your proceedings, you could run into just about anything that changes everything.

That's why it's good to have a qualified Delaware County divorce attorney by your side, who can keep up with your ever-changing life. The Law Offices of Sheryl Rentz are here to make sure your divorce stays on track, even after it has been through the courts or mediation. With our experience, expertise and efficient methods, you'll be able to keep track of all those unforeseen changes that only appear after the dust has cleared.

Your income may have decreased. You may be getting remarried. There may be a new job opportunity in another state. Your ex may have stopped paying alimony altogether! There are a number of things that can change post-divorce. That's why it you need someone who knows how to spot trouble before it happens, move to legal action quickly and defend your interests from top to bottom.

Contact the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz today to set up a free consultation and discover the options you have available. Our office number is (610) 645-0100.

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Custody Modification in Pennsylvania

While parents are able to change their custody agreements and visitation at anytime on their own, most divorced couples will petition for a court ruling. There could be any number of reasons for a petition, but it is up to the one making the claim to prove that there have been a "substantial change of circumstances." This includes a switch in work schedule, a potentially drastic move out of the area, or a dangerous behavior that is threatening the well-being of the child. Remember, courts focus on the best interest of the child first - and the needs or wants of the parent's second.

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Modification of Child Support in Pennsylvania

Kids are the very definition of change. A child's world is a never-ending parade of development for the first twenty years of their lives. Therefore, it is perfectly acceptable for child support to shift in order to keep up each new circumstance. In some instances it could be due to the natural course of growth - children's expenses change as they go from toddlers to teenagers. Or, should a child suddenly encounter a serious health issue they will most certainly need additional support. And should the custodial parent remarry, there could be significant changes in the amount provided.

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Modification of Spousal Support

In order to alter the amount of money supplied through alimony, the petitioner must prove there has been considerable change in their lives to warrant such an increase or decrease. Reasons often include a serious health problem that impedes their ability to work, a decrease in income or wages, or extraordinary developments in living expenses.

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Two Steps Forward

Often, the only real way to deal with change is to embrace it. When it comes time for you to accept an inevitable switch in your current arrangement, the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz are here to help walk you through, step-by-step. Whatever it takes, no matter the circumstance, attorney Sheryl R. Rentz has years of experience on her side and knows how to secure what it rightfully yours. Call to schedule a free appointment to discuss any new developments in your situation today - the number is (610) 645-0100.

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