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Williamsport Divorce lawyer Janice Ramin Yaw

Janice Ramin Yaw
Divorce/Family Law Lawyer


Williamsport Family Lawyer Meghan Engelman Young

Meghan Engelman Young
Divorce/Family Law Lawyer


Williamsport Family Law Attorney Heather Lewis

Heather Willis Lewis
Divorce/Family Law Lawyer


For over twenty years, we have been serving the legal needs of Central Pennsylvania including the Williamsport, Lewisburg, Canton, Towanda, Wellsboro, Sunbury, Shamokin, Danville, Bloomsburg, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre areas.


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Sadly, over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.
Here are the statistics:

WomenMen
Under 20 years old27.6%11.7%
20 to 24 years old36.6%38.8%
25 to 29 years old16.4%22.3%
30 to 34 years old8.5%11.6%
35 to 39 years old5.1%6.5%

45% to 50% first marriages end in divorce
60% to 67% second marriages end in divorce
70% to 73% third marriages end in divorce
* Source of this Divorce Statistics: Jennifer Baker, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield

But the emotional toll of divorce cannot be put into statistics. At Lepley, Engelman & Yaw, we are sensitive to the emotional turmoil our clients are experiencing while we go through the process of identifying and dividing marital assets, determining child custody, and establishing child and spousal support.

Even if you file for a "no-fault" divorce where you and your spouse agree mutually to divorce, there are still many aspects to be resolved which require an attorney: property division, spousal support, and child custody and support.

In a disputed divorce, there are usually two issues to address. First, the division of marital property. With a few exceptions such as third party gifts and inheritances, everything accumulated during the marriage is considered marital property and must be divided equitably. All assets must be identified and evaluated including real estate, automobiles, savings and investments, pensions and retirement plans, business holdings, antiques and other valuable assets. Then, all debts must be considered and also divided equitably. This may be a long and very contentious process. The Family Law attorneys at Lepley, Engelman & Yaw are particularly adept at making sure you receive your fair share of your assets.

Second, there is spousal support and, where children are involved, custody and child support. The Court uses a formula to determine spousal support which considers the income of both parties, the length of the marriage, and other financial aspects. For custody disputes, the welfare of the child or children is paramount and considers the stability of both parties, the ability to properly care for the child and maintain a safe and secure environment, and also at times the wishes of the child as well as other factors. The Family Law attorneys at Lepley, Engelman & Yaw have a very successful record of resolving these disputes in favor of our clients. We have also helped grandparents secure visitation following a custody dispute.

If you are considering a divorce, contact us for a consultation.


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