Divorce:

A leading cause of bankruptcy in America, making the decision to end a marriage that has lasted for the better part of your life can be very difficult. Pennsylvania does offer fault and no fault based divorce—that may be done in as little as 90 days. If you have concerns that your spouse is hiding assets, running up debt, or what to do now that you both decided to go your separate ways, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of what you can expect to experience when you decide to file for divorce.

Equitable Distribution:

Even though you may agree to keep your divorce amicable, when dividing up your marital assets (including retirement accounts) and debts, people can be at their worst often hiding assets and disposing of your sentimental belongings. Contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation to better understand what you are entitled to and how to protect those assets.

Child Custody:

Though you may consider your desires to be in the best interests of your children, when heading to court, it is the Master or Judge that will decide which parent has the best interests of the child in mind. There are statutory factors that the Master or Judge will review to determine if custody will be shared or primary. If you are in need of a court to settle your custody dispute, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how your lifestyle and even social media accounts will affect the court’s decision.

Relocation:

Codified in 2011, Pennsylvania has a statute that governs relocation. Depending on your county of residence, this could take effect when changing school districts, moving out of county, out-of-state, or even across town. If you are thinking about moving, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how this statute affects your plans for the future.

Alimony:

The State of Pennsylvania has guidelines for the payment of support between spouses, former spouses and parents of children. Do not bury yourself in debt or stay in a relationship that does not work because you fear not being able to support yourself and your children. If you have questions about what you are entitled to in your situation, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how much you can expect to pay or be paid when starting the next chapter of your life.

Paternity:

Many men find themselves in a situation where they have been paying support for a child they are now told is not theirs. Though you should not sign the birth certificate or acknowledgement of paternity before you are sure, if you now are questioning paternity, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how we can be able to help alleviate you of that obligation.

Paternity (for women):

You cannot have a court order support unless paternity is established. Contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how we can help establish paternity and obtain the support your child deserves for a stable upbringing.

Alimony Pendente Lite:

The State of Pennsylvania has guidelines for the payment of support between spouses, former spouses and parents of children. Do not bury yourself in debt or stay in a relationship that does not work because you fear not being able to support yourself and your children. If you have questions about what you are entitled to in your situation, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how much you can expect to pay or be paid when starting the next chapter of your life.

Spousal Support:

The State of Pennsylvania has guidelines for the payment of support between spouses, former spouses and parents of children. Do not bury yourself in debt or stay in a relationship that does not work because you fear not being able to support yourself and your children. If you have questions about what you are entitled to in your situation, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how much you can expect to pay or be paid when starting the next chapter of your life.

Child Support:

The State of Pennsylvania has guidelines for the payment of support between spouses, former spouses and parents of children. Do not bury yourself in debt or stay in a relationship that does not work because you fear not being able to support yourself and your children. If you have questions about what you are entitled to in your situation, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how much you can expect to pay or be paid when starting the next chapter of your life.

Termination of Parental Rights:

A former Dependency Master and parent’s defense counsel for over three years, Attorney Michael A. Shotto, Jr., has the experience to be able to reunite your family and get your children out of the care of the State. If you have had your children removed, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how we can help reunite your family.

Adoption:

One of the happiest times for families in family court, if you are thinking about adopting, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how we can help grow your family.

Prenuptial Agreements:

Our hope is that you will never need to use a Prenup, but with today’s divorce rates, you can never be sure. Don’t risk losing what you have worked for your whole life or your family’s heirlooms, call Junker Shotto for a free consultation on how to protect your property in the event of a divorce.

Postnuptial Agreements:

Forget about that pocket watch of your grandfather’s? Or that inheritance that you are anticipating? Even if you are already married we can still draw up a document protecting your property in the event of a divorce. Call Junker Shotto for a free consultation on how to protect your property in the event of a divorce.

Contempt:

Whether it be for failure to pay child support or that you dropped your child off five minutes late, you can still face up to 6 months in jail and or a $1,000.00 fine if you are found guilty. Do not face a contempt hearing alone, call Junker Shotto for a free consultation on how we can keep you out of jail and with your children.

Enforcement:

Don’t let yourself be walked all over. Don’t let your ex ignore the court order. Call Junker Shotto for a free consultation on how to enforce your existing order and to see what sanctions the court may impose against your ex.

Modifications:

Is your old custody schedule not working out now that the kids are older or that summer is over? Call Junker Shotto for a free consultation and see how easy it is to make changes to your custody Order and ensure your get your fair share of time with your children.

Grandparent Rights:

Pennsylvania does not grant grandparents a specific right to visitation of their grandchildren, but under certain circumstances, the law will help preserve the bond between them. If you are being prevented from seeing your grandchildren, you need to contact Junker Shotto for a free consultation of how we can help restore contact.