Strategic Solutions To Your Family Law Issues
Family dynamics are complicated, even when there is unity among family members. During a divorce or child custody dispute, communication and civility can break down entirely — precisely when they are needed the most.
We understand these problems, and our team is here to help you through this difficult time. At Zullinger-Davis-Trinh, P.C., our family lawyers offer full-service family law representation in Chambersburg and Shippensburg, PA, and surrounding areas. We are here to guide you through the wide range of legal issues your family may face as it changes.
We understand that divorce is a difficult time. In times of emotional volatility, it is all too easy to let intense feelings cloud your judgment. This can lead to lengthy legal battles that cost more time, money, and emotional energy than necessary. Our firm acts as your advocate, finding practical solutions to satisfy your needs and your family’s needs.
What is the difference between divorce & separation?
Can I get divorced without going to court?
Fill out our Marital Intake Form and bring it to your scheduled consultation.
When it comes to custody, we take whatever approach is best for our clients and their children. In many cases, that means seeking amicable resolutions rooted in negotiation and compromise. It means steering clients away from strategies and arguments that will likely be a waste of their time and money.
With that being said, our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience, and we will not hesitate to use it when necessary. If your spouse or co-parent cannot or will not negotiate a custody agreement in good faith, our firm is prepared to vigorously fight for your interests through litigation.
How is custody decided?
Why do I need a lawyer when deciding custody?
Fill out our Custody Intake Form and bring it to your scheduled consultation.
Adoption is often an exciting but emotional time in a person’s life. Our family attorneys are in your corner. We will review and draft the paperwork you need for an adoption to run smoothly, so you can focus on what matters most, your family.
Can my spouse as a step-parent adopt my child?
When your child’s other parent does not exercise custody or share in any parenting responsibilities and you have remarried, you and your new spouse may wish to pursue a stepparent adoption. With this arrangement, the other parent can either consent to legally terminate his or her parental rights or you will need to establish grounds to involuntarily terminate that parent’s rights so that your spouse can become your child’s legal parent.
If you are getting married, you may want to have a prenuptial agreement. This agreement determines how assets are divided and if alimony is an option should your marriage end in the future. We will help you prepare an agreement that considers your best interests in the event of the dissolution of your marriage in order to stream-line and simplify your divorce while protecting your assets.
Prenuptial Agreements FAQs
Why should I get a prenuptial agreement?
There are many benefits to signing a prenuptial agreement. Not only does it protect your assets, but it can also help you avoid timely and costly divorce proceedings down the road.
Adult & Minor Name Change
In an effort to facilitate a fresh start in life or in order to legalize an alias name, adults or parents of a minor can petition the Court of Common Pleas to obtain a name change. The name change process can be somewhat complex to those unfamiliar with the process so it is best to have an experienced attorney assist with the process in order to ensure that the change of name is completed correctly.
Name Change FAQs
Can I change my name back to my maiden name after a divorce?
Will I need to change my name if I assumed my maiden name as my middle name after I got married?
What does a parent need to prove in order to change a minor’s name?
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