Pennsylvania Family Law
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, the attorneys at Martin & Lobos, LLC listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.
Martin & Lobos, LLC has served families in Mifflinburg for more than 40 years. Our family law attorneys provide legal services across a wide spectrum, including the areas of:
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Martin & Lobos, LLC assists families with the complex legal process of adoption so that you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. The attorneys at Martin & Lobos, LLC help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so that you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Our divorce attorneys advocate for your parental rights so that you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. At Martin & Lobos, LLC, our attorneys help ensure that your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, our attorneys stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which one is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
When Pennsylvania authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. Martin & Lobos, LLCis skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Pennsylvania to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. The skilled negotiators at Martin & Lobos, LLC can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. The lawyers at Martin & Lobos, LLC expect the unexpected. They draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and which can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce.
A will is essential at every stage of your life, providing you with the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes for what will happen upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to someone who is not your blood relative — for example, a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, it is the court that determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your beloved pets — and the decisions that the court makes might not reflect your desires.
The wills and estates attorneys at Martin & Lobos, LLC have more than 40 years of experience, and can assist by drafting a valid will to ensure that your intentions are honored.
As your life evolves, so might your estate plan. You might need to update your will throughout your life. Martin & Lobos, LLC drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, parenthood status, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Your will enables you to make decisions about the future care of your minor children. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or in the event that both parents die in a common incident. If you have not named a guardian for your children, the court appoints one, who may make parental decisions contrary to what you would have wanted. In your will, you can also make arrangements for the care of your pets, naming a guardian to take responsibility for them.
Drafting an effective will requires more than filling in a form. If a court determines that your will is invalid, your desires will not be honored upon your death. The attorneys at Martin & Lobos, LLC meticulously draft your will, and we consider all aspects of your estate plan. We review your family arrangements, financial situation and philosophical goals to guide you in making the best estate planning decisions, and we draft your will accordingly.
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorneys at Martin & Lobos, LLC have more than 40 years of experience in probate law and know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.
To schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney, call Martin & Lobos, LLC at 570-966-1009 or contact us online.