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Case Results

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Protecting your finances is crucial in divorce. Assets like your pension could be available to your spouse. However, payments must be calculated correctly. When a client was overpaying from their pension to a former spouse, Attorney Susan Gibson recovered the overpayment by going through two Supreme Court appeals.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

High-asset divorces might involve profitable rental properties that could be divided during a divorce. However, Pennsylvania divides martial property equitably to ensure a fair distribution. When a client’s rental properties were at risk of going to their spouse, attorney Susan Gibson protected these assets so they could remain a quality source of income.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

It takes an experienced attorney to ensure their clients receive an equitable share of marital assets. Susan Gibson protected her client from giving up their federal pension and from providing a survivor annuity for their former spouse in an amount higher than their equitable share.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Without an attorney who has the knowledge and resources to properly assess a client’s income, they are vulnerable to missed child and spousal support payments. Susan Gibson analyzed a client’s income from stock options and grants to limit their exposure for back-owed child support for alleged failure to disclose income.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Struggling with mental illness shouldn’t prevent you from seeing your children. When a client suffering from mental health issues faced an uphill battle during a custody dispute, Susan Gibson ensured her client’s custody rights were protected so they could spend time with their kids.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Divorce

Divorce looks different for everyone, depending on their circumstances. Pennsylvania is a no-fault state for divorce, and the process can get complicated. However, your family law attorney informs you of Pennsylvania divorce requirements and helps you file the necessary paperwork.

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Equitable Distribution

Pennsylvania law determines the division of property based on what’s equitable, not equal. The court’s goal is to put both parties in almost the same position they would be if they remained married. Your attorney will evaluate your assets, highlight any issues, and assess all available arguments in your case.

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Child Custody

Many parents have varying degrees of shared physical custody of their children, and much goes into the final decision. In Bucks County's Court Conciliation and Evaluation Services program, an evaluator will talk to parents, children, and other relatives to give the court information on both parties to resolve any child custody disputes.

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Child Support

With adequate information, your attorney advocates for your position so that the Court can determine the amount you can expect to pay in child support. Cooperation and transparency are key to achieving a desirable outcome. If things change in the future, your child support may be modified.

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Spousal Support / APL

Like child support, spousal support is driven by income and earning capacity. For complex income situations, your family law attorney works with and collaborates with forensic accountants to determine net income available for support.

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Prenuptial Agreements

Although newlyweds don’t consider the possibility of divorce, a prenuptial agreement determines what happens to your assets if one occurs. Your attorney can establish a plan if you and your spouse divorce to ensure your future is secure.

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Postnuptial Agreements

Like prenuptial agreements, a postnuptial agreement sets forth what will happen to you and your spouse’s assets after a divorce. The difference is that a postnuptial agreement occurs after you’re already married.

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Domestic Partnerships Cohabitation

A domestic habitation agreement is a contract that establishes each partners’ rights when they wish to live together but not marry one another for personal or legal reasons. Without an agreement, you’re vulnerable to legal complications down the road if you choose to separate.

LGBTQ Divorce

Like any divorce, same-sex couples must endure a similar process when they wish to end their marriage. However, there could be unique factors that could come up in your case. Let a family law attorney listen to your story and provide a smooth divorce process.

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