Newtown Divorce Lawyers
Aggressive and Compassionate Divorce Lawyers Craft Individually-Tailored Strategies for Clients in Newtown, Pennsylvania
Every client who has made the decision to divorce his or her spouse faces a period of uncertainty—you become uncertain what your future relationship with your children will look like, and whether you will be financially secure in the future. When facing these uncertainties, you need a family lawyer who you can trust to advocate on your behalf and provide guidance on the important issues that must be resolved before your divorce can be settled.
For many clients, avoiding a prolonged and traumatic conflict is the primary concern when considering divorce. For others, the central goal may be ensuring favorable division of a complex portfolio of assets. Regardless of your goals, our award-winning team of Newtown divorce lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. is dedicated to fighting to achieve those goals. We know that every single divorce is different, and take a client-centric approach so that every one of our clients gets the highest possible quality legal representation throughout all phases of their divorce.
Clients Considering Divorce in Newtown Must Consider All Relevant Factors
Whether you anticipate that your divorce proceedings will proceed amicably or result in contentious disputes, several basic factors must be evaluated and weighed in every divorce case. Thorough research and preparation is key to ensuring that your primary goals are satisfied to the extent possible, and our dedicated team of Newton divorce lawyers have over 65 years’ worth of combined experience providing exceptional legal advice throughout Newtown and Pennsylvania, including with respect to:
- Alimony and spousal support. As of January 1, 2019, federal tax laws regarding the tax treatment of alimony payments have changed—under the new rules, alimony payments are taxed to the spouse who makes the payments, and are excluded from the income of the spouse who receives the payments. This is significant, as alimony payors were permitted to deduct the cost of alimony payments under prior law, while those payments were included in the income of the recipient (and, thus, usually taxed at a lower tax rate). Our lawyers understand these new rules, and how they can impact our clients going forward.
- Child custody issues. Child custody is often one of the more difficult aspects of any divorce, and our experienced family lawyers will work to obtain the most advantageous arrangement possible, taking your lifestyle, goals, and relationship with your former spouse into consideration.
- Child support arrangements. Each parent has the responsibility for financially supporting his or her children. Our divorce lawyers will fight to make sure every child is adequately supported, and can also help with enforcement of child support arrangements, and later modifications of support orders if necessary.
- Equitable division of assets and liabilities. During marriage, any property acquired by you or your spouse is considered to be marital property and must be divided equitably in a divorce. This rule applies equally to debts and other liabilities. Assets that must be divided commonly include any real estate, furniture, artwork, business interests, investments, retirement accounts, stock options, deferred compensation arrangements, and more.
Considering Divorce? Our Experienced Newtown, PA Divorce Lawyers Provide Comprehensive Guidance Through All Phases of Your Divorce
If you are even considering divorce, the experienced team of Newtown divorce lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. is here to provide answers to any questions that you may have now. It is important to be armed with all of the information as early as possible in the divorce process, and you do not have to wait until you have made the final decision to divorce to consult with an attorney—all of our meetings with potential clients are entirely confidential.
Contact Our Offices to Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Newtown Divorce Today
If you have questions about your divorce, or are considering divorce and want to understand all of your options, call our skilled team of Newtown family and divorce lawyers to schedule a free consultation today. Our offices can be reached via phone call, or you can send us a confidential email and we will get back to you. For your convenience, we have two offices that are located at 2605 N. Broad Street, Colmar, PA 18915 and 12 Penns Trail, Suite 145, Newtown, PA 18940. We provide free and convenient parking for all of our clients.
About Newtown, PA
Newtown is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just west of Trenton, New Jersey, and is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Newtown is often confused for being an Amish community, and though it is not, a popular Amish market is located within Newtown. Historically, Newtown was founded by William Penn in 1684 and was originally developed both as farmland and in order to provide country homes for Philadelphia residents. The entire central business district in Newtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and today boasts a “heritage walk” that traces George Washington’s path through the area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce
Yes. Property that you acquired prior to the marriage is considered separate property, and certain inheritances and gifts may be considered separate property. In cases where a prenuptial agreement was executed, the prenuptial agreement may control division of the assets. Call our Newtown divorce lawyers if you have questions about any particular asset, or how it can be established that an asset is your own separate property.
Many divorcing couples prefer mediation because it encourages communication between the spouses in a controlled environment, where a neutral third party can provide rationale alternative solutions to potentially contentious problems. The results of mediation are not binding, but the advice of the neutral third party often helps each spouse more fully understand the position of their former partner. Whether mediation is right for you depends upon your personal preferences, and can be used to resolve your divorce comprehensively, or can be used to resolve only more difficult issues if you prefer.