When a marriage ends, deciding who gets what is often one of the most difficult parts of the divorce process. Often sentimental, and real, value can create difficult conversations, uncomfortable negotiations, or even heated arguments. The best case scenario is when the individuals can reach an agreement either with or without their attorneys. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the distribution of marital property is determined by a judge.
As with many legal cases, there is no black and white formula for determining what each person will walk away with. The judge considers many factors such as the property and assets in question, when it was received, whether it was gifted to the couple or an individual, whether it was inherited or owned by one party at the time of the marriage and whether or not it would be excluded due to a legal pre or post-nuptial agreement. The judge will also consider any debts the same way. Finally, considerations are made regarding the length of the marriage, previous marriages, property or assets owned by either individual, tax implications, and standard of living.
When going through this process it’s necessary to have a skilled and experienced lawyer on your side, because it can be very subjective. Jack Rounick has been helping his clients make their case and achieve the results they want for many years. In some cases, however, the judge does not make the decision that the client wants. In these cases, many clients want to immediately appeal. Mr. Rounick cautions his clients to carefully consider before pursing an appeal.
An individual, or a lawyer, cannot appeal a family court decision in Southeastern, PA, simply because he or she does not like the decision. Appeals can only be made, and will certainly only be granted, if a mistake of law was made or the facts were misinterpreted by the Court during the initial trial. Appeals can be very complicated and complex.
Mr. Rounick has been helping his clients through many difficult situations for many years. He understands that domestic violence, divorce, and custody disputes can be overwhelming and complex on many levels. If you’re looking for an accomplished and experienced attorney that you can trust, call his office today.