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Langhorne Divorce Attorney

Langhorne Divorce Attorney

Thomas Petrelli, Jr. is a top Divorce attorney serving Langhorne, PA.

Super Lawyers Honoree since 2015
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Martindale-Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion Award
Inc. 5000 2019 & 2020 Mentionee
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Thomas Petrelli, Jr. is our recommended Langhorne Divorce attorney. 267-435-3993

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About Thomas Petrelli, Jr.

Thomas Petrelli is the founder and managing partner of Petrelli Previtera LLC. His experience and knowledge in divorce-related cases is a significant driving force that has made him steer his law firm to handle complex divorce cases for his clients and achieve great success. He has helped his clients with cases such as high asset divorce (involving businesses as marital property), family law, child and spousal support, child custody, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and more. 

Attorney Thomas Petrelli holds a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School as well as an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. 

His work in family law has led him to be recognized amongst his peers and authoritative legal organizations. He has been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2009. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him the Client Champion Gold Award in 2019 and previous years. He is among Suburban Life Magazine's 2010 Awesome Attorneys in the category of Divorce and Family Law and Arrival Magazine's Top 50 Family Lawyers in the Northeast.

If you are going through a divorce, we encourage you to contact Petrelli Previtera today to schedule a consultation with a member of the legal team to learn how the firm can support you during the divorce process.

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Getting a Divorce in Langhorne

From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without a divorce attorney in Langhorne, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an attorney's legal experience.

A Glimpse of Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.

In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn't because the millennials---who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony---have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they're delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.

Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer in Langhorne

Langhorne divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Langhorne divorce attorney include:

  • They don't wish to navigate the legal arena themselves. The legalities of divorce involve a lot of paperwork and timelines. A top Langhorne divorce lawyer, is well educated and trained to deal with this type of work.
  • There are children involved in the marriage. Divorcing with children involves a lot of provisions, such as which parent the child will primarily reside with; a parenting schedule that covers the school year, summer vacation, and holidays; and child support, along with other considerations.
  • You and your spouse disagree on some matters that must be decided, such as child custody or division of assets. It is important if there are disagreements that you don't try to settle those disagreements in court without a lawyer to assist you, particularly if your spouse has a lawyer.
  • Your case is complex, due to high-value assets or business ownership.
  • You or your spouse has a retirement plan. Often these plans are considered a marital asset and will need to be divided equitably through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
  • Your spouse is not sharing all of his or her financial information with you. Because many things such as equitable division of assets or expenses and the determination of spousal maintenance relies on your finances, if you are having difficulty obtaining this information, a lawyer can help.
  • You or your spouse will need maintenance support. The laws in your state may help you determine how much this support will be or how long it will last. Your divorce lawyer understands the complexities surrounding spousal maintenance.
  • You have real estate. Selling a home during a divorce can be a tricky situation that needs the expertise of someone trained in family law. Additionally, if you or your spouse wishes to live in the house for a time after the divorce, this impacts the division of your marital property in ways that an attorney can help you understand.

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