Providing Knowledgeable Counsel Throughout The Divorce Process
Going through a divorce can be very intimidating. In one legal proceeding, your family stability, security, custody rights, visitation right and financial stability can all be significantly affected. With so much at stake, you need an attorney who is experienced, dedicated and driven to obtain the best possible results for you.
If you are thinking about divorce or have been served with a divorce petition in the Pittsburgh area, we encourage you to contact us at Gusty A.E. Sunseri & Associates, P.C. Our legal team has more than 35 years of legal experience, a strong business and financial background, and the commitment to help good people in Allegheny and the surrounding counties through difficult times.
Addressing All Legal Matters Related To Divorce
We handle all issues that arise during the course of a divorce, including:
- Property division/equitable distribution
- Child custody and visitation negotiations and modifications
- Alimony/Alimony pendente lite (APL)/spousal support claims
- Child support negotiations and modifications
- Domestic violence
- QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders)
Property Division — “Equitable Distribution”
One of the most critical issues in any divorce is property division. In the state of Pennsylvania, all property acquired during a marriage — with a few exceptions — is considered marital property and is subject to equitable distribution.
The term equitable distribution simply means fair distribution. If you do not reach a marital settlement agreement with your spouse, a judge will decide what is fair for you. Retaining an experienced divorce lawyer is the best way to protect your financial rights in a divorce.
Benefit From Our Background In Economics And Business
Property division and financial issues are critical in any divorce, especially for complex matters related to closely held businesses. In these situations, it is important that you retain an attorney with a strong financial background.
Prior to becoming an attorney, founding lawyer Gusty A.E. Sunseri received a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Science in administrative management science (business) from Carnegie Mellon University. He also worked as a tax associate at a Big 8 tax firm.
Our Trial Experience
The vast majority of all divorce cases do not go to trial. As a result, some divorce attorneys with as much as five to 10 years of experience have little or no trial experience. Because our litigation team has over 35 years of legal experience, we have the trial experience necessary to protect your rights should your case go to trial.
Concerned About A Complex Divorce Matter? Contact Us Today.
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