Attorney Alexandria "Ally" Crouthamel Is A
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Your Legal Ally During A Divorce

You’re unlikely to win your divorce on your own as it is a complex, varied legal procedure with wide-ranging outcomes. However, you can choose representation strong enough and skilled enough to overcome the challenges ahead and fight for your goals.

At Crouthamel Law Offices, attorney Alexandria “Ally” Crouthamel takes on your divorce and family law problems so you can focus on your life. She understands the struggles before you and listens to your story. She wants to understand the issues that matter to you so she can build a plan that makes sense.

How Is Marital Property Divided In Allentown?

Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state. This means that the court attempts to find a “fair” way to divide assets rather than splitting them 50/50 – as may happen in a community property state.

In Pennsylvania, the court considers a variety of factors, such as the length of the marriage, each person’s earning potential after that marriage, the role of children and parental responsibilities, what assets each person brought to the marriage and more.

How Does Pennsylvania Determine Child Custody And Visitation Rights?

When dividing custody rights, the court will consider the best interests of the child. This standard is defined in detail by Title 23 of the Pennsylvania Code.

In general, the court will consider things like relationships with other family members, where the child goes to school, if the child has a preference regarding where they live, relationships with siblings, parental roles from before the divorce and things of this nature. The goal is to provide the child with a safe and stable living situation.

What Are The Grounds For An At-Fault Divorce In Bethlehem?

Many modern divorces happen due to mutual consent, when both people agree that the marriage cannot be saved. In some cases, a divorce can also happen with only the consent of one partner if the relationship is irretrievably broken.

That said, Pennsylvania still has “fault” divorce laws. If you are seeking a fault-based divorce, you do not have a one-year waiting period. However, you do need to show the reason why you want the divorce. Examples include adultery, a criminal conviction, desertion, continuing indignities, cruel treatment and other qualified grounds. You do not have to file for a fault-based divorce, but doing so can impact your case, especially when looking at child custody rights and property division.

Guidance And Advocacy When A Marriage Ends

Divorce law is a complicated area of the law in Pennsylvania. The state has laws governing how assets are divided, if you can request or be asked to pay spousal support (alimony) or, if you have children, how custody and support will be handled. These laws govern how your post-divorce life will unfold, and you deserve to have an advocate that can provide you with the services you need.

Attorney Crouthamel offers trustworthy representation at every step of your divorce case, including answering your questions about:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Spousal/child support
  • Asset division
  • Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders if you and your children need protection during divorce proceedings
  • Post-decree modifications and enforcement

If you have been asked to sign a premarital agreement or “prenup,” she can review the document and provide frank, no-holds-barred advice on the pros and cons of this binding agreement for you – today and in the future.

Tough. Smart. Compassionate.

There is no question that your divorce or other family law issue will be difficult for you. However, when you have an attorney with a reputation for toughness and perseverance, you can feel assured by that service. You deserve the strength of a lawyer dedicated to you.

Get a free consultation with attorney Crouthamel by calling 610-857-7490 or filling out this online form.