Divorce

A divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone can undergo. The emotional toll itself can be overwhelming, making it difficult to concentrate on important worldly matters such as financial security for you and your children. Without capable and knowledgeable counsel, you could find yourself missing out on important details that will have a long-lasting effect on your financial future.

The skilled Delaware County divorce attorneys at Raffaele Puppio have years of experience dealing with complex divorce cases in Pennsylvania and will work to see that you come through a divorce with as little financial and emotional impact as possible. Our objective is to protect your interests and see that you can rebuild your life following your divorce. We will help you navigate the turbulent waters of a divorce with compassion and care and provide you with the competitive legal edge you need to secure your well-deserved rights and payments, including alimony, spousal support, child custody and child support, and equitable distribution of marital assets.

We consider all aspects of a divorce case and have the experience to know that what works for one divorce may not work for another. Whether you are dealing with a high-net-worth divorce, prenuptial agreement, same-sex marriage, or another unique case, our compassionate family attorneys have the skill to see you through. We will use every tool available, from arbitration to mediation to the courts, to resolve your divorce in the most expedient and humane manner possible.

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From The Blog

  • Dealing with Trusts in Divorce Cases in Delaware County

    May 18, 2017

    Trusts are a unique vehicle available to estate planning attorneys to accomplish a multitude of goals. They tend to be the longest and most complex of all estate planning documents. For even the most experienced family law attorney in Delaware County, ascertaining why a trust was set up in a certain way by the original... Read More...

  • A Snapshot of the Financial Considerations in a Divorce

    December 8, 2016

    Published in Family Advocate, Vol. 37, No. 1, (Summer 2014) p. 4-7. © 2014 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the... Read More...

  • New Types of Protection Orders Available in Pennsylvania

    November 23, 2016

    Most attorneys are aware of the protections available to clients through Pennsylvania’s Protection from Abuse Act, but new alternative protective orders expand the protections offered to victims of sexual violence and intimidation in Pennsylvania. The protections afforded under the PFA Act are conditioned upon the victim being a spouse/former spouse, a parent of a child... Read More...

  • Estate Planning Tips During a Divorce

    October 14, 2016

    For most, a divorce is a foreign, complex and highly emotional process. Once a party has decided to divorce or has been served with a divorce complaint, the issues that take the forefront are the ones which affect a party’s everyday life – how will expenses be paid, where will each party live, how often... Read More...

  • Understanding the Financial Ramifications of Divorce

    September 15, 2016

    While money can be a significant source of stress in a marriage, that stress and discord can be multiplied exponentially during a divorce. Understanding – or at least asking the right questions about – the financial aspects of divorce is important even before divorce proceedings begin. Ensuring that your finances are stable and that the... Read More...

  • Share and Share Alike – The Many Ways to Co-Parent

    September 1, 2016

    Once a couple has decided to divorce, one of most important challenges they face is deciding how to continue to parent together even though they will be living apart. But how, exactly, can they share parenting duties after a divorce? No single approach works best for all families, and reaching an arrangement that benefits the... Read More...

  • Talking to Kids About Divorce

    August 18, 2016

    Getting divorced is hard on everyone involved, but perhaps the hardest blow affects the youngest members of a family. Although they may not understand all the particulars, most children are perceptive enough to know when something is askew in the home. Even if they sense that something is “off,” however, many still are stunned by the... Read More...

  • Social Security Benefits and Divorce in Delaware County

    June 1, 2016

    As divorce becomes more prevalent among “baby boomers,” questions often arise on the treatment of Social Security benefits in divorce. Pennsylvania Courts do not consider Social Security benefits as an asset to be distributed between divorcing spouses. Each of the parties retains his or her benefits upon divorce. It doesn’t matter if the matrimonial action... Read More...