Montgomery County Family Lawyers

Family Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA Helping Families Overcome Legal Issues

Issues related to family law can affect nearly every aspect of your life, from your finances and living situation to your most precious personal relationships. Fortunately, help is just one call away. If you’re involved in a divorce, child custody dispute, or any other family law problem, the family attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. are here for you. We understand that this can be a frustrating process and that you only want the best for your family. We do too, and we will work hard to make that happen.

Working through family issues can be challenging and confusing, which is why we’re determined to offer honest and compassionate legal advice to better serve your situation. The attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have built a solid reputation for helping families in Pennsylvania navigate complex and emotional issues. Whether you’re facing a lengthy and complicated family law issue or you need help resolving something a bit simpler, having an understanding and stabilizing presence at your side can be extremely beneficial.

Give us a call at 215-822-7575 or complete our online contact form to speak with an experienced Montgomery County family law attorney today!

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At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we’ve helped residents of Montgomery County, Bucks County, and the surrounding region with their most critical legal problems for nearly 68 years. We handle a wide range of family law issues.

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Divorce

When legal intervention is required to deal with family conflicts, it can cause great emotional distress for everyone involved. This is especially true when a couple decides to divorce, which involves not only the dissolution of marriage but also the separation of living quarters, division of marital assets and debts, spousal support, child custody arrangements, and child support obligations.

The outcomes in a divorce proceeding can have far-reaching implications for your future. With so much at stake personally and financially, it’s critical to seek the counsel and expertise of a skilled divorce attorney capable of protecting your rights and advocating for your best interests. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the legal issues related to both contested and uncontested divorce.

Custody

Custody disputes are among the most emotional and acrimonious of all legal actions. When parents of minor children get a divorce, nothing is more important than establishing fair custody and visitation arrangements. Even when both parents want to do what’s best for their children, disputes over these issues can be highly sensitive and harmful. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we’re committed to helping young people and their parents overcome tough challenges.

Visitation

The wellbeing of children often weighs heavily on the minds of parents who are considering a divorce. When parents won’t share custody, the courts are inclined to award longer visitation times versus alternate weekend arrangements. Of course, relevant legal arguments will contribute to the court’s final decision. Lawyers who are familiar with child visitation laws can develop suggested schedules to benefit both parents during this emotional process. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we can help you develop a visitation schedule that best suits your family.

Child Support

With all the disputes that can arise from a divorce or separation, there is one matter on which all parties can agree: Parents must be able to meet the needs of their children. If you have questions about child support or need help establishing a child support arrangement, the experienced family law attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford are here to help. We handle a wide range of family law issues, including those involving child custody and child support. Our attorneys will help ensure that the child support agreement is both fair and appropriate.

Alimony and Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, is one of the most difficult elements to assess when finalizing a divorce. Defined as the monetary payment from one spouse to the other, these disbursements help to ensure that both parties can maintain a lifestyle similar to the one they had while married. When disputes arise, we can help you resolve the issue.

Property Settlements

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we handle a wide range of family law issues, including those involving the division of marital assets. Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, meaning that marital assets are not necessarily divided 50/50. When establishing an equitable division of property, the court takes into consideration many factors, including the length of the marriage, the current income of both spouses, the earning potential of both spouses, and contributions of each spouse to the marital property. Property division sets the blueprint for each spouse’s financial future. We can help you protect your interests.

Modification and Enforcement of Orders

Your ex-spouse’s failure to comply with orders may make enforcement actions necessary. A significant life change can render the existing child support order inadequate or unfair. Situations that may call for enforcement of a property settlement agreement include nonpayment of alimony, nonpayment of debts, failure to refinance a mortgage, failure to follow through with a property buyout, and failure to transfer retirement assets. We handle all of the necessary legal details of requesting a modification of orders. If your ex-spouse is not following your divorce decree, or if you wish to modify the orders, our law firm is ready to assist you.

Name Changes

Divorce brings many changes, including the potential need to legally change your name. While you almost always retain the right to change your surname, people most often undergo this process in connection with big life changes such as marriage, adoption, divorce, and estrangement from their family. You’re only prohibited from changing your name when such a change is used for fraud or avoiding financial obligations. Though it’s a relatively simple legal process to change your name, it’s an important one. For legal assistance, contact us today.

Adoption

Adoption is a life-changing moment for children and their adoptive families, and the experience should be an exciting one. Adoption most often involves a complex procedure meant to ensure the change is happening in the child’s best interest. As a result, adoptive parents can benefit greatly by having an experienced law firm assist them through the process. We handle stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, and gay and lesbian adoptions. Our attorneys will guide your family through every step of this adoption process.

Nontraditional Families

Nontraditional families often face a number of unique circumstances in family law cases. The definition of family has been redefined, though the law doesn’t recognize all nontraditional arrangements of a modern family. Examples of nontraditional families include grandparents raising grandchildren, same-sex partnerships, children born of surrogates, and children adopted nationally and internationally. The experienced attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford are dedicated to helping all families and ensuring that children, parents, and grandparents get all the protections the law can afford them.

Custody Relocation

In today’s highly mobile society, it’s all too frequent that a parent who has primary residential custody of their children would like to move and take the child with them. Whatever the reason or distance, any significant move will likely affect one parent’s ability to access their children, the ease of doing so, and the frequency and quality of that parent’s relationship to their children. If you’re a parent planning to relocate or contest a planned move, our law firm can help protect your rights.

We understand that family law cases are not only legal problems, but personal as well. We will do everything we can to help you feel at ease with the legal process and make these tough decisions a little easier to bear.

Resolving Family Law Disputes in Montgomery County and Bucks County

Disputes over child custody, property division, and other family law issues can be contentious, disruptive, and costly. However, with the right lawyer by your side, they don’t have to be. Our Montgomery County family attorneys work personally with our clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.

We understand that a long, drawn-out legal battle rarely benefits either party and can sever family relationships that might have otherwise been left intact. We’re adept at helping clients resolve disputes through negotiation and settlement as well as divorce mediation. Of course, when necessary, we’re always prepared to go to court to fight for your interests.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with Experienced Family Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA

When your family is experiencing a legal transition such as divorce, separation, child custody, adoption, or something else, the experienced family lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., can help you understand your legal options and protect your interests. We seek to simplify the way forward by giving you the information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family’s future. Our lawyers will be by your side throughout every step of the legal process.

For nearly 68 years, our attorneys have been serving the legal needs of clients in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and throughout the surrounding areas. We’re located right off of Route 309 in Colmar, Hatfeild Township, and offer free and convenient parking. We also have a location in Newtown, PA

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we’ve earned the trust and respect of clients facing a wide range of legal problems. Our attorneys serve to protect you and guard your rights. Give us a call at 215-822-7575 or complete our online contact form today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law

How long does the divorce process take?

If you’re planning to get a divorce, you’d probably prefer to do so quickly. However, determining how long the process will take isn’t always clear-cut. It depends on a number of factors including the parties involved, the nature of the divorce, the county you’re filing in, and the approach you choose to take with your spouse and lawyer. If you file for a no-fault divorce and both spouses consent to and submit affidavits, for instance, it will likely take 90 days before the divorce can be granted. Any additional hurdles will lengthen this period. Contacting a lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case will ultimately be the best way to determine how long the divorce process will take.

How can a family law attorney help?

Issues related to family law can affect nearly every aspect of your life, from your finances and living situation to your most precious personal relationships. If you’re involved in a divorce, child custody dispute, or any other family law problem, the attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. are here for you. We may be able to help act as mediators when family disagreements develop, assist in divorce proceedings, handle estates and wills, facilitate child custody agreements, and represent litigants in family conflicts that end up in court.

What’s mediation and do I really have to go?

Mediation is a process in which the parties discuss their challenges with an impartial third party who helps them reach a settlement. The parties can discuss their interests and feelings and explore ideas for the resolution of the dispute. While courts can require that certain cases go to mediation, the process remains voluntary in that the parties aren’t required to come to an agreement. The mediator doesn’t have the power to decide for the parties, but mediation can be useful to help the parties find a mutually acceptable resolution.

What kind of cases do family lawyers handle?

The most common issues handled at family court include marriage dissolution, paternity and child custody, protection orders against domestic violence, name changes, guardianship, termination of parental rights and adoptions, juvenile matters, and emancipation and approval of underage marriages.

Are both parties able to retain the same family lawyer in PA?

No. A PA family law attorney should not represent opposing parties in a lawsuit. Regardless of whether you’ve reached an amicable agreement regarding your divorce, you may not share legal representation. An attorney representing both parties in divorce proceedings presents a conflict of interest. Even though a divorce attorney cannot legally represent both parties, nor is it ethical for them to do so, an individual attorney can help you and your spouse complete a divorce through mediation.

Am I able to get divorced without a lawyer in Pennsylvania?

You can get a divorce in Pennsylvania with or without a lawyer. You may not need an attorney if both parties agree to the divorce and there are no contested issues. Nevertheless, it’s nearly always in your best interest to hire an attorney to protect yourself, your family, and your assets. Otherwise, you run the risk of making a costly mistake.

Divorce is a complex administrative and legal process in Pennsylvania. A wrong interpretation of divorce laws or following the wrong advice could harm your interests and negate your rights. However, the law and divorce procedures are just part of it. A PA divorce lawyer knows how the system operates. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you reach an agreement and achieve the best outcome for your divorce.

What are the costs associated with hiring a family lawyer in PA?

Many factors play into the costs of hiring a family lawyer in Pennsylvania. Some of these include: 

  • Location
  • Experience 
  • Filing fees 
  • Mediation 
  • Financial analysts
  • Fault vs. no-fault divorce 
  • Disputes 
  • Trial 

What is alimony?

Alimony, also known as spousal support, involves the monetary payment from one spouse to the other. These payments are designed to ensure both parties can maintain a lifestyle that is comparable to the one they enjoyed while married. Alimony is often one of the most challenging elements to evaluate when finalizing a divorce. Having an experienced family lawyer on your side can help resolve any issues or disputes when they arise. 

Will my divorce records be public in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, a divorce record is public unless a court order states otherwise. However, only those involved in the divorce and those with legal authority will be able to obtain a certified or exemplified copy.