Pennsylvania Family Lawyers Deliver Quality Legal Guidance
Brookville firm provides dedicated representation in domestic law cases
Divorce and child custody cases can be challenging because of the emotions involved. At Dennison Law Offices, P.C., we have 70 years of combined experience delivering compassionate guidance and workable solutions for families. We handle cases involving divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and adoption.
Meticulous attorneys provide effective representation in divorce proceedings
Ending a marriage can be complicated, but you can count on us to resolve your divorce efficiently so you can move forward with your new life. Either spouse may initiate divorce proceedings in Pennsylvania, provided one or both have lived in the state for at least six months.
Although Pennsylvania continues to grant divorces based on traditional fault grounds — such as adultery, cruel treatment and desertion — most divorces are no-fault. That requires showing only that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that the couple has lived separate and apart for at least one year. However, the one-year separation period is unnecessary if both spouses mutually consent to the divorce.
When both parties disagree over property division or other terms of a divorce, we provide mediation representation as an alternative to going to court, which may allow for an amicable resolution of differences.
Respected law firm handles child custody and support cases with compassion
Pennsylvania judges consider what is in the child’s best interests when making decisions in child custody and visitation cases. The court may consider the following:
- Parenting duties performed by both parents
- The child’s wishes
- The child’s need for stability and continuity
- Either parent’s past history of drug or alcohol abuse, or domestic violence
At Dennison Law Offices, P.C., we advocate for child custody and visitation arrangements that protect our clients’ parental rights while benefiting the children. We represent parents who are seeking child support or are ordered to pay it, making sure that the support amounts are fair and workable.
Veteran attorneys advise on adoption casesAdoption is a beautiful way to grow your family, but there are complexities involved. Our experienced lawyers will ensure your adoption is legal and help prevent any future challenges. The two types of adoptions in Pennsylvania are:
- Closed adoption—The birth parents do not agree to future contact with the child or adoptive parents. Some medical information may be available.
- Open adoption—The birth parents agree to future contact with the child. A post-adoption contact agreement defines the form of future contact and is legally enforceable once approved by the court.
We can take care of the legal side of the adoption process for you so that you can focus on caring for your new child.
Contact a knowledgeable family law attorney in Pennsylvania
At Dennison Law Offices, P.C., we understand that family law cases require both compassion and skillful legal strategies. You’ll receive both at our law firm in Brookville, Pennsylvania. Contact us online or call 814-849-1237 to request an appointment.