The family law attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP, understand that the face of the American family is changing. A typical American household may include a heterosexual couple, a same-sex couple, two people who are living together but are not legally married, grandparents raising children, and other couples with a relationship not recognized under Pennsylvania law.
Our attorneys help families in Pennsylvania work through legal issues and ensure that they have the rights they want and deserve.
Please schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your family law needs. Our Media law firm can be reached at 484-842-0276. Or, fill out our short online form.
Representation for LGBT Couples and Other Nontraditional Families
Our lawyers provide legal representation for many types of families, including:
- Gay couples
- Lesbian couples
- Unmarried heterosexual and same sex couples
- Families where grandparents serve as the primary caregivers
- Siblings who live together and raise their children in the same home
Pennsylvania recently legalized same-sex marriage, which means that gay and lesbian couples can now enjoy the same rights that heterosexual couples have enjoyed for generations. The lawyers at our firm have stayed up to date on this family law evolution and are able to provide personalized service to all LGBT couples throughout Pennsylvania. Our services include:
- Drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Divorce resolution
- Custody and visitation resolution
- Second-parent adoption
- Assisted reproduction
- Much more
Legal Help for Unmarried Couples and Same-Sex Couples
People in a committed relationship can have legal rights even if the relationship is not recognized by Pennsylvania law. In unmarried heterosexual and same sex relationships, under Pennsylvania law, if one partner is incapacitated, the surviving partner does not automatically have the right to decide medical care or handle his or her partner's finances or assets. If one partner dies, the other does not automatically gain ownership of the other's property or assets.
Our family lawyers understand how the law limits committed couples, which is why we help unmarried couples prepare documents so they can have as many rights and protections as allowed under Pennsylvania law.
Often this is accomplished by drafting clear, executable wills and trusts which grant a partner the right to property and assets. We also establish medical powers of attorney to give a partner the right to decide medical treatment and care.
Contact Us Now for an Initial Consultation About Your Family's Needs
Contact our firm today for an initial consultation. We understand and seek to protect the rights of LGBT and unmarried couples, grandparents and more. We can help you plan ahead with legal documents to ensure that you have the rights you want and deserve. Call us now at 484-842-0276.