Compassionate advice and zealous advocacy
The practice of family law involves more than just knowledge of the law; this practice requires an attorney who is able to deal with the emotional struggles that naturally flow from any issue that comprises family law. Whether you are dealing with divorce, child custody or support, the family law attorneys at Caracappa, Cook, Scott & Ramagli are both knowledgeable and compassionate. We understand that these are very uncertain, emotional and stressful times for families. Our objective is to alleviate that stress by serving as trusted professionals, at all times advocating for your rights and listening to your goals. During this time, you deserve to have legal representation that is about more than just getting you through the process – you deserve a zealous advocate and a compassionate confidant. Let us be there for you.
Our attorneys have family law experience in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, as well as New Jersey.
We specialize in all of the following areas of family law:
Divorce – Fault and no-Fault
- Contempt of Custody
- Modification of Custody
Alimony Pendente Lite
Protection from Abuse
Marital/Property Settlement Agreements
Frequently Asked Questions
The Pennsylvania Divorce Code does have provisions for at-fault divorces. However, the vast majority of divorces are no-fault.
Pennsylvania is considered an equitable distribution state. Equitable does not mean equal. There are various factors that would affect the equitable division of marital property.
If you desire to move and that move would affect the feasibility of the present custody order, you must file for relocation. Even if you remain in the same state, filing for relocation may be necessary. There are a list of factors provided by statute that a judge must consider when deciding whether to grant a relocation request. Paramount to any custody decision is the best interests of the child.
A parent is responsible for the support of a child until that child reaches age 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs last. However, if a child has special needs, child support may be extended for a longer period of time.
Unless you and the other parent agree otherwise, you are not obligated under Pennsylvania law to pay for a child’s higher education expenses.