We represent clients in contested and uncontested divorce matters, including complex financial cases involving alimony, child support and the equitable division of marital property.
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF MARITAL PROPERTY
We guide clients through the process of the equitable distribution of marital property, including asset discovery and business valuations.
SUPPORT AND ALIMONY
We have many years of experience helping clients calculate and advocate for the appropriate levels of pre-divorce support and alimony pendente lite, as well as post-divorce alimony. As Pennsylvania law does not provide a mathematical formula for the determination of post-divorce alimony, it is critical to have guidance from an attorney who understands the many factors that affect the decision.
Focusing on the best interests of the child, we work together to negotiate agreements (or to modify existing custody agreements or court orders) regarding custody issues or to litigate for the result that is most appropriate for the family. We also have significant experience representing parents, grandparents and third parties in local, interstate and international custody disputes.
We work to determine the parties' net incomes available for support to determine the appropriate level of child support, including payment of expenses for the children, based on the Pennsylvania child support guidelines.
CONTEMPT AND POST-DECREE ENFORCEMENT
We have many years of experience assisting with the enforcement of marital settlement agreements and court orders. Whether your matter is related to property division, alimony, child custody or child support, we can assist you with the enforcement of your order, or represent you if you are defending such actions.
PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
We have vast experience in drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, which serve to outline the parties’ rights and obligations in the case of the dissolution of a marriage.
Mediation is a process that involves a registered mediator and/or experienced family law attorney serving as a neutral party to help facilitate settlement negotiations between the parties. Our attorneys work with clients engaged in the mediation process to advise them how to effectively and appropriate advocate for themselves in representing their own interests.
Arbitration is a procedure in which a neutral party, typically an experienced family law attorney, reviews all economic issues in a case and subsequently renders a decision, which is binding upon the parties. We represent clients at arbitration of all family law issues and also act as arbitrators in family law matters.
We can assist clients by acting as late-case evaluators, including in preparing for a possible appeal, to provide a neutral, third-party assessment of a case.
The attorneys at Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. have significant experience drafting appellate briefs and arguing appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court when a party believes that a court has made a mistake in the interpretation or application of the law.