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Philadelphia Divorce Lawyers:
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40+ years of experience representing Philadelphia in family law cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, meditation, and more.

Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC.

Philadelphia Divorce Lawyers

40+ Years of Experience Representing Philadelphians in family laws cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, mediation, and more.

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Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer

For 40+ years, Philadelphia family law firm Schwartz, Fox, & Saltzman has represented Philadelphians experiencing divorce. We’ve been acknowledged by the Philadelphia Bar Association with its highest award, recognizing our years of dedication to both the Family Law Bar and the families of Philadelphia.

Schwartz, Fox, & Saltzman lead a team of child custody and divorce lawyers helping clients navigate the difficult process of division of assets, spousal support, child custody, and child support so they can move on to the next chapter of their lives.

Each Philadelphia divorce attorney at Schwartz, Fox, & Saltzman takes the time to understand your individual needs and goals. Legal issues relating to the divorce process and child custody can have a deep and long-lasting impact, so our family law attorneys take the time to carefully outline your legal options and explain what is most likely the best legal path for you.

Our family law practice is the home of experienced and seasoned Philadelphia divorce attorneys to you with all family law matters and legal services, so if you need a child custody lawyer, help with spousal support, a prenuptial agreement, or another family law-related legal issue, we can help.

Family law issues push deep to the core of our lives. You need an experienced Philadelphia divorce lawyer you can trust to protect your rights and interests in these emotional issues. Reach out today to speak with a PA divorce lawyer that can help you.

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Areas of Experience

40-Plus Collective Years of Divorce Law and Child Custody Law Experience

Divorce or separation can be one of the most traumatic events you face during your life.

Whether the issues involved are agreeably resolved outside of court or through trial will depend on your goals and the goals of your spouse. Our attorneys will provide legal counsel and representation to help you make practical, informed decisions about moving forward with life.

Contact our Philadelphia divorce and child custody lawyers at Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC., to discuss how we can help you address your legal concerns regarding:

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Divorce

If you are filing for divorce, the selection of an experienced divorce lawyer in Philadelphia is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will make. Your choice in PA divorce attorney will influence much of your future.

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High Asset Divorce

Clients of the Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC Firm are reassured that our high asset divorce attorneys collaborate with top experts when it comes to business analysts and other experts whose input will have a strong influence on valuation of various assets and marital property in your divorce.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support can provide a means of livelihood for a dependent spouse during the period of time leading up to a divorce. A spousal support order issued by a Family law Court will be determined by way of a formula.

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Child Custody

We help clients to find creative child custody solutions that make sense for everyone involved and serve the best interests of the children.

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Child Support

For the vast majority of people in our state, child support is determined by a formula known as the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines. The income of each parent is put into this formula.

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Divorce Mediation

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) contains a broad spectrum of options for resolving conflicts outside the judicial system. Two of the more common methods of ADR include mediation and arbitration. However, other options exist, including collaborative law and cooperative law.

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Marital Agreements

Pre-Marital Agreements can be very valuable documents in many cases. These Agreements are prepared and signed before parties enter into a marriage. Simply put, any person who has assets of their own, at the time of marriage, are serious candidates for such a document.

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International Family Law

Our firm has extensive experience representing people who reside outside of Pennsylvania, but are parties to Family Law matters in Pennsylvania courts, such as divorce, child support, child custody, property division, alimony and other related litigation.

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Divorce Lawyers for Men

Schwartz, Fox and Saltzman, LLC also works to help men with divorce in the Philadelphia area. We can assist with property settlement agreements, child custody, and child support issues for men going through divorce.

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What People Say About the Divorce Lawyers of Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC

"Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman are committed to a fair process and to the best possible outcome for their clients. There is absolutely no substitute for experience, and they have it. I had an effortless mediation experience and was more than pleased with my results. They have a unique way – combining calm, sensitivity and smarts. I highly recommend Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman and have done so, to several friends."
"Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman are terrific lawyers. Personal, caring yet also focused on the issue at hand, dealing with matters both large and small in the most professional manner. With their intelligence and legal knowledge, they're the rare legal team whom one wants to have on their side, reacting to the most difficult issues with the focus necessary for legal protection. Should anyone have a legal concern or need for advice, I would highly recommend Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman."
"The Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC firm is fabulous! Our attorney was Caitlin B. Fox--she had under 48 hours to prepare and knocked it out of the park like she had been preparing for months! She was super committed to helping us and ending the problem with my wife’s children’s father. I would recommend the Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman firm to anyone. Watch Caitlin, who’s young and aggressive, rise to the top in the coming years! Thank you so much, Caitlin and Lee!"

Do You Need a Divorce Attorney?

If you and your spouse disagree on how to resolve any of the issues arising from your divorce, you each may need a divorce lawyer to advise you and advocate for your interests in court. The divorce lawyers at Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC have over fifty years of experience helping families in the Philadelphia area get through divorce.

If you and your spouse agree on resolutions to the family law issues arising from your divorce, such as the child custody schedule, what happens to the marital home, who pays support and how much, and how your marital assets and debts will be divided, you should still consider hiring a divorce lawyer. In this case, you may file an uncontested divorce and submit your documents to the clerk of court, but an experienced divorce attorney helps ensure you don’t unintentionally compromise your rights.

You may also seek out alternative divorce resolution services such as mediation or collaborative family law.

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Uncontested Divorce Vs. Contested Divorce in Philadelphia

An uncontested divorce proceeds rather quickly because the parties agree on resolutions to the issues arising from their divorce. A contested divorce, where one party does not want to get divorced or the parties do not agree on child custody, support, or property distribution, can take months or years to resolve. 

When we can, we help parties find resolutions to their disagreements through alternative dispute methods. When we must, we advocate fiercely for our client’s interests in court. Every divorce is different and requires the experience and knowledge of a long-time divorce lawyer in their jurisdiction. Call the divorce lawyers at Schwartz, Fox & Saltzman, LLC for help with your divorce in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

Pennsylvania is a No-fault Divorce State

Pennsylvania is a no-fault divorce state. As such, the reasons for the divorce are not relevant, except in calculating alimony to a limited degree.

Philadelphia Divorce FAQs

A divorce can be completed in as little as four months if consensual, or can take over a year  if the parties cannot agree on any of the issues arising from their divorce and must litigate.

Between legal fees and court costs, the amount you pay for a divorce can be substantial. If you use a divorce mediator, the cost may be per hour, per session, or a flat fee, and the cost will be divided between you. If you retain a divorce attorney, they will charge by the hour.

Filing for divorce in Philadelphia requires a divorce complaint, service upon the non-filing spouse, and determination of the issues arising from the divorce such as child custody, child support, spousal support and alimony, and distribution of marital property. These issues can be resolved among the parties, with the help of a mediator, or through litigation with the help of a divorce lawyer, when a judge decides.

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FREQUENT ISSUES IN CHILD SUPPORT

Child support issues are a part of any Family law practice. There are common questions and concerns we see, and this newsletter will address some

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