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Divorce Attorney in Harrisburg

Comprehensive Divorce Solutions From JJH Law Offices

Whether you were married for five or 25 years, under any circumstances, getting divorced is a painful process. It can also be very stressful. In our experience, the things people need during this difficult time are support, people they can lean on, answers they can understand and advice they can trust.

What they don’t need is for their lawyers to make things worse.

The attorneys at Jacobson, Julius & Harshberger understand how difficult divorce can be. We strive to achieve your goals and make your life better going forward. For more information on how we can help you, call our Harrisburg firm at 717-909-5858. You can also contact our law firm online.

Harrisburg, PA Divorce Considerations

Uncontested Divorce

If you and your former spouse can come to amicable agreements on the major issues involved with your divorce, you may not have to ever step foot inside a courtroom. Our attorneys strive to make sure your divorce goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible so you can start fresh and move forward.

In Pennsylvania, if both parties agree to the terms of custody, property division and support issues, then you can save both time and money through an uncontested divorce. This provides you control over important issues that affect your family and finances and is often preferable to relinquishing control to a judge who has never met you.

Regardless of your situation or circumstances, we tailor our approach to meet your needs. We help parents sort out custody matters, business owners protect their financial interests and gray divorcees provide for their financial security.

Litigation When You Need It

Although we strive to reach amicable outcomes for all clients, when the other side is unwilling to compromise, we are fully prepared to take your matter to court. We have decades of experience protecting the rights of our clients during divorce both in and out of the courtroom. At all times, you can rely on our team to protect your interests.

Our firm also provides simple fee, no-contest divorces for a cost of $800. Please note that there is an additional $400 fee for settlement agreements.

Reach Out To Our Firm

If you have questions regarding your divorce, reach out to our knowledgeable lawyers today. You can call our Pennsylvania law firm at 717-909-5858.

Common Questions Answered by Our Harrisburg Metro Area Divorce Attorneys

Can Legal Separation Substitute for Divorce in Pennsylvania?

While a divorce in Pennsylvania is different than a separation, choosing a separation may be a good choice for some situations. Maybe the couple has financial reasons for wanting to stay married, or maybe there is some other need for a separation but not a need for divorce. A separation agreement allows a couple to set down legal documentation on decisions around child custody, where the couples will live and who will move out. Read the full article on separation and divorce here

Am I Responsible for My Ex-spouse’s Debts After a Divorce?

There are many circumstances around debt that can determine who has to pay which debts after a divorce. Was the debt taken on before the marriage? Are all the accounts joint, or are their separate accounts? Does transferring balances impact the status of who pays the debt? Link to Full Article

What do I do if domestic abuse is an issue?

If you are dealing with domestic abuse during a potential divorce, you need to consider hiring a divorce attorney that is also a criminal defense lawyer who can help with that matter. More About Domestic Violence Attorneys in Harrisburg.

Divorce and The Marital Home

If you and your spouse own a home before divorce, there may be a few situations that need to be addressed. Whose name is on the title? Whose name is on the loan? How does that impact your future? Link to Full Article

How Divorce Can Lead to Bankruptcy

If you are considering bankruptcy during or after your divorce, concerned about your options and the best course for your specific situation, please do not hesitate to reach out to our firm’s bankruptcy attorney, Chad J. Julius. If you want to read more on this topic checkout this article: Link to Full Article

Child Custody Questions and Answers

How to Avoid Parental Alienation in Divorce

As a parent, being alienated is not only stressful, but it can be harmful to the children. If you have questions about how to handle this matter during or after a divorce, contact us for a consultation and take a few minutes to read this article. Link to Full Article

What is the difference between legal and physical custody?

If you find yourself in a contentious divorce, you may be concerned about your ability to see your children, or even protect them from a harmful environment. Understanding the difference between physical and legal custody may be important in these situations. Link to Full Article

Custody Determinations for Same-Sex Couples in Pennsylvania

With 14.7% of same-sex households (as of 2010), child custody considerations for same-sex couples is important since custody and potential child support issues need to be resolved. Link to Full Article

If you are a same-sex couple going through a divorce, checkout Providing Compassionate Child Custody Counsel for Same-Sex Couples

Should Kids Get to Decide Where to Live After Divorce?

As a parent going through a divorce, you may wonder how much input your children should have when determining where they should live-either part-time or full time. Prioritizing your children’s needs over everything else does not necessarily mean they should have control over where they live, but here are some things you should consider. Link to Full Article

How Does Out of Wedlock Paternity Effect Child Custody

It is common for children to be born and raised out of wedlock in Pennsylvania. If this is your situation you need to hire a divorce lawyer well versed in this matter. How is paternity determined? What is the key for child custody and parenting time? Link to Full Article

How do You Establish Paternity in Pennsylvania?

Establishing paternity is important in divorces where the parents are not married, or there is any doubt regarding who the father is. Link to Full Article

How Should You Discuss Parental Mental Illness During a Divorce

It can be very difficult to expereince a divorce where one or both of the parents are struggling with mental illness. Dealing with this matter with care and integrity is very important for the health of the children. Link to Full Article

Spousal Support and Divorce

Why Does the Court Award Spousal Support?

If you are going through a divorce, understanding the ins and outs of spousal support is very important. What is it? How does it work? How is it determined if it is paid and how much is paid? Link to Full Article

Spousal Support Can Be A Contentious Aspect Of Divorce

Navigating money issues between married spouses can often be different, and navigating them during and after a divorce will not get any easier without a concerted effort by both parties. Arriving at an alimony figure, sometimes in addition to child support considerations, can be challenging. Thankfully, there are laws in Pennsylvania designed to protect both parties. More About Contentious Spousal Support Issues

Property Division During Divorce

What Are The Basics of Property Division for a Divorce in Harrisburg and Pennsylvania?

If you are considering a divorce, you are likely curious about what you should expect when it comes to property division. Equitable distribution, factors in property division as well as understanding your property division rights. This article from our Harrisburg divorce attorneys may be a helpful guide for you: Divorce and Property Division

More about dividing property equitably in Pennsylvania.

How to Protect Your Assets During and After a Divorce

If you have accumulated assets before or during your marriage, it is vital you hire a divorce attorney experienced in helping you protect your retirement. You may need to also consider your hiers to make sure they get what you want them to get should something happen to you, without your “ex” interfering. More About Divorce Asset Division

“Gray Divorce” Considerations

Guide to a Gray Divorce

Going through a divorce can be diffult at any age, but divorcing in your 50s, 60s or later may have some specific considerations. Our divorce attorneys undertand these nuances and can help you successfully navigate the process to achiech the best results possible. Read More on Our Guide to Gray Divorce

Taking a hard look at divorce after 50

Another helpful article for people divorcing later in life. “Gray Divorces” are becoming more common due to reassessement of life goals, spouses being financially independant from another, and people leaving an unbearable relationship. Link to Full Article

How can I ensure a good life post a gray divorce?

If you are looking to divorce later in life, you want to do everything you can to ensure a good life after your divorce. The ways you think about retirement may change, and the bottom line is that having a game plan and staying focused are vital to happy and healthy life. Link to Full Article