Divorce Lawyer Norristown, PA
Divorce hurts. Divorce angers. Divorce impacts children, estranged spouses, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and friends. Divorce is raw and real, and when it jolts your life, LaMonaca Law is here for you. Our divorce lawyers see the pain, the tears, and the regrets – we see it all. Be assured that our divorce lawyers are compassionate and empathetic, and if divorce has become a part of your reality, you have a high-powered legal advocate, through LaMonaca Law.
Our divorce lawyers, serving Norristown, PA and a host of other communities, will ensure you receive every financial compensation you are, legally, entitled to – such as alimony, child support, etc – as well as any marital assets. Though that doesn’t eliminate the pain, it helps the ‘moving on’ to become more tolerable and manageable. Our divorce lawyers are highly-skilled in negotiating; they are highly insightful, and they utilize the utmost integrity in this, often, contentious arena.
You are not alone. Divorce is far too common, but a few insights from the ACS – a data collection agency with the US Census Bureau – shares the following: 1) one divorce becomes finalized every 36 seconds in the US 2) there are, almost, 2,400 divorces per day 3) nearly 880,000 divorces take place each year and 4) second and third marriages are far less likely to survive than the first.
Striving for Amicability
Every divorce lawyer at LaMonaca Law strives to resolve divorce issues with optimized peace and civility. Sometimes, that is easily achieved, but other times one or both estranged spouses become very intentional with revenge and retribution. In these types of situations, our divorce lawyers implement our firm’s ‘Team Approach’ to ensure the divorce process continues with as few bumps as possible. We, also, make sure our Norristown clients are not taken advantage of and that they receive what they, fully, deserve!
Whether your case will move forward via negotiation or litigation, you can have peace-of-mind knowing our divorce lawyers will stand by your side with the kind of expertise, tenacity, and professionalism that will work in your favor. When the future of your family is hanging in the balance, you want immediate and long-term solutions that will work for you and those who mean the most to you. Chances are, you desire as much amiability as possible – so do we – and we will, feverishly, work towards that goal!
Divorce – Comprehensive Expertise
Each divorce lawyer on our team possess exceptional expertise in a wide array of divorce-related practice areas. If you desire legal representation concerning financial support, child support, or other issues, our divorce lawyers have commanding insight regarding:
It is a misconception that all divorce cases end up in court. With out-of-court agreements, you bypass a divorce-court judge who would, otherwise, decide how your personal issues would be resolved. Out-of-court agreements involve informal negotiations between both parties with respective lawyers who would facilitate details concerning property division, child support, child custody, alimony, etc.
Your divorce lawyer from LaMonaca Law would make sure agreements are negotiated in good faith and that the agreements do not, unfairly, compromise your rights – we will not allow anyone to take advantage of you! Our divorce lawyers draft and execute out-of-court agreements with minimal cost, minimal time, and minimized stress.
Your divorce lawyer will help determine the best solution for dividing and distributing marital property. This could include real-estate in Norristown, PA and elsewhere, business assets, intricate investments, and more. Marital property distribution can be efficient and straight forward or quite complex. Any final decision would be based on fairness rather than equality.
Whether by mutual agreement or court order, we will make sure you are awarded the marital estate portion you are due. Our divorce lawyers specialize in this legal arena and will assist you regardless of how small or large your marital estate might be.
If you are part of a military family and a divorce is pending, our Norristown, PA divorce lawyers can ease some of the emotional burden by handling all the aspects of your case! We would offer financial recommendations as well as keep you updated with details as they unfold and offer our prudent advice, every step of the way. Whether you or your spouse might be on a tour-of-duty or a military assignment out of the state or out of the country, our divorce lawyers can, fully, assist even if circumstances must be handled, internationally.
No-fault divorces in Pennsylvania move forward as contested or uncontested. Contested cases involve one spouse being in disagreement that a divorce is necessary. If you are contesting your pending divorce, we will address the disputed issues and leave no stone unturned to achieve the appropriate resolution. Be assured, your rights and interests will be a priority!
Uncontested divorces mean both spouses agree the marriage should dissolve. Contested and uncontested divorces can, both, be emotionally taxing. Our divorce lawyers can relieve some of the turmoil and tension as we, thoughtfully and thoroughly, guide our Norristown, PA clients through the no-fault-divorce process.
There are any number of circumstances that may warrant a modification to the terms of your divorce decree. These could include worrisome circumstances that might affect you and/or your child(ren)’s well being such as 1) the misuse or abuse of drugs or alcohol by an ex-spouse 2) an ex-spouse having moved or planning to move to another state with the child(ren) 3) an ex-spouse being non-compliant with the property-settlement agreement 4) either ex-spouse experiencing severe injury and/or loss of work 5) dramatic changes regarding income, and more.
Regardless of how long it has been since your divorce decree was issued, do not hesitate to contact our divorce lawyers to discuss a post-divorce modification if significant new developments have emerged!
Most situations in life which, once done, cannot become undone. Marriage, however, is a rare exception. Divorces end marriages, but annulments take the dissolving of the marriage into a different direction by ‘denying’ the marriage, ever, existed. Annulment circumstances could include 1) one party being under 18 years of age and unable to consent due to some type of incompetence and 2) the marriage having been performed under duress, coercion, or fraud. Other situations may apply.
Are you interested in an annulment? Your divorce lawyer from our firm would perform a thorough analysis of your situation to determine the appropriate course of action. Annulments are synonymous with the marriage becoming legally null and void. In the end, both parties are able move forward without being labeled as ex-husband or ex-wife – it’s the closest thing to It never, ever, happened!
Some individuals believe that an uncontested divorce is better handled without divorce-lawyer representation. This is not recommended. Even in the most ‘simple’ or ‘peaceful’ divorce situations, legalities can remain intensely complex – property assets, financial accounts, investments, custody of child(ren), spousal support, and other details can require a great deal of legal experience.
It is not uncommon for issues to arise in uncontested divorce cases which can turn into contested divorce cases – it happens! Unexpected disagreements would require a compromise before the divorce is final, and having legal representation would be critical. Your LaMonaca Law divorce lawyer would help to negotiate the terms as well as handle all the intricate paperwork.
Support – You Need It and Deserve It
Divorce Lawyers from LaMonaca Law specialize in 6 different types of support: 1) Spousal support 2) Child support 3) Interstate Support 4) Paternity 5) Alimony Pendente and 6) Alimony. Here, we will present three types of the most common divorce-related support, in more detail.
Alimony – When life changes, your divorce lawyer from LaMonaca Law will make sure your lifestyle remains intact, as much as possible. During a divorce proceeding, one spouse may be ordered to pay alimony which would hinge on the circumstances of the newly-ended marriage.
Generally, alimony is awarded to cover food, shelter, clothing, living expenses and, possibly, other costs. In Pennsylvania, alimony is not guaranteed. In the end, a judge will decide whether to award alimony – be assured that our divorce lawyers will be with you with the best legal counsel for your alimony claim or defense.
Spousal Support – When spouses separate, the party who earns less may be entitled to receive spousal support from the higher earner during the pending divorce. If you are a dependent spouse, you want your needs to be met during this time. Our divorce lawyers will fight for your rights to ensure you receive what you are entitled to!
On the other hand, if you are the party required to pay spousal support, we will see that your support obligation is fair and aligns with Pennsylvania law.
Child Support – Implementation of child support and/or modifications with child support arrangements can become necessary. Even if independent parties can come to an agreement, a divorce lawyer is needed to handle the mediation and the legal paperwork.
Whether you are paying child support or receiving child support, you want a divorce lawyer who will make sure you are not overpaying or not being underpaid! Is your ex-spouse moving out of state or has he or she, already, done so and you remain concerned your child support could become compromised? Is your estranged partner refusing to make child support payments? Call LaMonaca Law, now!
Our Reputation Precedes Us
Mr. LaMonaca has received various awards and distinctions which include:
- Named a “Top Lawyer” fourteen times in Main Line Today magazine for “Divorce” and/or “Custody” (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2004)
- Named an “Awesome/Top Attorney” (Ranked #1) for Family Law and Divorce in Suburban Life Magazine (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
- Raised to AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubble (2017). AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence in, both, legal ability and ethical standards
- Recognized by Daily Times Best Lawyers for “Family Law” (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine
- Received a 10-out-of-10 Ranking Score on com
- LaMonaca holds memberships in the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Divisions, as well as several other organizations.
It’s Your Time to Shine Again!
Ethics, dedication, professionalism, and seasoned expertise represent every team-member at LaMonaca Law! We don’t just serve our clients, we empower them with paradigm-shifting perspectives that are transformational and life-altering!
When you partner with us, you are in excellent hands. We will equip you with strategies that have the power to move one from feeling ‘victimized’ into feeling ‘victorious’. It’s all about regaining self-confidence and self-worth and letting go of feeling bitter and choosing to become better. Remember, the end of this chapter is not the end of your story!
Download Our Free Ebook
We, strongly, encourage you to download our free ebook, The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide, available through our website. You will gain insight into LaMonaca Law and become familiar with the divorce process. May the information from this valuable resource enlighten you and empower you with resolve, confidence and grace! Remember: knowledge IS power!
Contact LaMonaca Law, Right Now!
If your spouse has a powerful divorce lawyer, shouldn’t you have the same? Norristown, PA patrons can gain more information and reach out to our legal team in various ways:
- Call us at 484-440-9226 or 484-440-9284 for, immediate, attention.
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