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Westmoreland County Family Law Attorneys

Fighting For Your Family’s Fair Treatment and Legal Welfare

Divorce, custody, and spousal support are complex matters that can lead to a lot of emotional distress. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate these issues alone. At Bumbaugh George, we understand the high stakes of your family law case. That’s why our family law attorneys are ready to fight relentlessly on your behalf to ensure fair and equitable solutions.

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  • Strategic Advocacy
  • Personalized Service
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Family Law Cases

Are you dealing with significant changes to your family's structure? Allow our adept family lawyers to advocate for your rights and facilitate a fair resolution.

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Mediation
  • Custody
Family Law - Divorce

Ending a marriage is never easy. After deciding to divorce, dealing with the legal aftermath can be even more overwhelming. Fortunately, the right family and divorce lawyers can lighten your load. At Bumbaugh George, we’ll compassionately guide you through the property division, custody agreement, and spousal support negotiations. Most importantly, we’ll make sure you receive what you're entitled to according to Pennsylvania state law.

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Summons
  • Response
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Custody/Visitation Agreement
  • Property Settlement Agreement
  • Final Decree of Divorce
  • QDRO
Family Law - Child Support

Separation from your co-parent can bring about new financial challenges. Fortunately, your child is entitled to child support from his or her non-custodial parent, whether you were married or not. If you hire Bumbaugh George, our expert PA child support lawyers will fiercely advocate for a fair child support order that ensures your child’s well-being.

  • Petition for Child Support
  • Summons
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Child Support Order
  • Income Withholding Order
  • Modification Petition
  • Enforcement Petition
Family Law - Property Division

Dividing assets in divorce can be a contentious and complicated process. Before you begin, you may have a lot of questions. Is inheritance marital property? Can you divorce without splitting assets? Is mediation a good idea in divorce? At Bumbaugh George, our diligent property division attorneys can answer these questions, review your rights, and pursue a fair settlement agreement.

  • Inventory of Assets and Debts
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Property Settlement Agreement
  • QDRO
  • Deeds and Titles
  • Court Orders
  • Tax Returns
  • Appraisals
  • Bank and Financial Statements
Family Law - Alimony

Also commonly referred to as spousal support, alimony in PA is designed to sustain the standard of living of the spouse who earns less after a divorce. Our experienced divorce attorneys can explain how is alimony calculated, review what disqualifies you from alimony, and clarify the differences between alimony vs child support. We’ll also fight to ensure you receive a fair amount of alimony, based on the circumstances of your case. 

  • Petition for Alimony
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Alimony Agreement
  • Court Order
  • Modification Petition
  • Enforcement Petition
Family Law - Mediation

Mediation is an out-of-court process designed to facilitate communication and negotiation between divorcing parties. Reaching an agreement through mediation is often faster and more affordable than pursuing litigation. If you’re searching for “divorce mediation near me,” Bumbaugh George has a robust team of family mediation attorneys ready to assist with your divorce settlement in Westmoreland County.

  • Mediation Agreement
  • Submission Agreement
  • Statement of Issues
  • Financial Documents
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Mediation Report
  • Court Orders
Family Law - Custody

Child custody agreements clarify the legal rights and responsibilities of both parents regarding their child’s care. At Bumbaugh George, our seasoned child custody lawyers can advocate for a parenting plan that protects your and your child’s best interests. We’ll also clarify what can be used against you in a custody battle, how to win child custody mediation, and the differences between full custody vs sole custody.

  • Petition for Custody
  • Parenting Plan
  • Child Custody Evaluation
  • Guardian Ad Litem Report
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Court Orders
  • Modification Petition
  • Enforcement Petition
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Eager to Resolve Your Family Law and Divorce Disputes?

Reach out to Bumbaugh George Attorneys at Law for a Family Law Consultation. To book your consultation, call 724-864-6840 or complete our Case Evaluation form.

Eager to Resolve Your Family Law and Divorce Disputes?

Reach out to Bumbaugh George Attorneys at Law for a Family Law Consultation. To book your consultation, call 724-864-6840 or complete our Case Evaluation form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost for a divorce?

The cost of a divorce depends on where you live, whether or not you and your spouse have children, the extent of your assets, and the complexity of your case. If you’re located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, you can book a divorce lawyer consultation with Bumbaugh George to get an estimate.

How to file for divorce in PA?

Before filing for divorce in Pennsylvania, you must meet the state’s residency requirements. After that, you must file a Complaint for Divorce with the appropriate court, specify your grounds for divorce, and serve your spouse divorce papers. To streamline this process, search for the best divorce lawyer in your area and enlist their support.

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What happens to property owned before marriage?

The property you owned before you got married is typically considered separate property. As a result, it will remain in your ownership after divorce, unless it was commingled or jointly titled during marriage. Your property division attorney can review what assets cannot be split in a divorce and help you navigate the legal proceedings.

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What happens after mediation settlement?

Once you’ve reached an agreement through mediation, your lawyer will formalize the terms of your agreement into a settlement. After that, you’ll need to sign the document and get it approved by the court to ensure it is legally enforceable. At Bumbaugh George, our family law mediation attorneys can facilitate and supervise each of these steps.

When is divorce mediation not recommended?

Divorce mediation is not recommended for cases that involve domestic violence, substance abuse, or a notable power imbalance between parties. Conflict mediation should be reserved for cases where both parties feel safe and are willing to negotiate in good faith. Whether you want to pursue mediation or litigation, Bumbaugh George can provide comprehensive representation throughout your divorce.

What are my rights regarding child support if I was never married?

Married or not, both parents are legally required to provide financial support for their child until they turn 18. The amount of child support depends on your state guidelines, your and your co-parent’s income, your child’s needs, and your custody agreement. Failing to make child support payments can result in fines, penalties, and in some cases, jail time.

Can I get a prenuptial agreement?

Yes, you can get a prenuptial agreement in Pennsylvania. A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is a legal contract you make with your fiance before you get married. It outlines how your assets, debts, and financial matters will be managed upon divorce or death. To make sure your prenup is legally enforceable, have it drafted by a qualified family law firm, like Bumbaugh George.

How much do family law legal services cost?

The cost of hiring a family law attorney depends on a variety of factors, including your location, case type, and its complexity. Some family lawyers charge by the hour, while others work for a flat fee. You can get an estimate for the cost of your family law case by searching for the “best family law attorney near me” and scheduling a consultation.

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