DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW

ADVOCATES FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY

Divorce, child custody, and related issues of family law require firm protection of the client’s rights and negotiation of workable settlements. The Pittsburgh divorce lawyers of Weisel, Xides & Foerster draw upon decades of experience to achieve solutions in the interests of all parties.

Our Pennsylvania family attorneys represent men and women in the greater Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania. We work closely with clients to determine their goals and resolve matters as efficiently and amicably as possible..

DIVORCE

Weisel, Xides & Foerster is experienced in the thorough, accurate accounting of assets for an equitable division of property. We can analyze all the relevant factors to ensure that our clients receive their fair share of the marital assets. We counsel clients on realistic settlements, but as seasoned trial lawyers we are also prepared for litigation to resolve the issues.

CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION

Our firm engages in custody negotiations and litigation to ensure clients’ interests are protected. We strive for detailed, workable solutions in the best interests of the child and the parents, knowing that such agreements stand up better over time. If litigation is necessary, we are strong advocates for your rights.

CHILD SUPPORT AND ALIMONY

Child support is based on state guidelines mainly tied to the income of each parent. Spousal support is based on multiple criteria, including income differential and education but the amount and duration of alimony is granted at the discretion of the family law judge. We ensure that the court has accurate financial information to determine the level of support, and lobby hard for our client’s case.

MODIFICATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT

Weisel, Xides & Foerster handles petitions for partial custody or full custody, modification of visitation schedules, and modifications of child or spousal support. We are skilled at proving to the court why the petition should be granted or denied on our client’s behalf.

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Our lawyers draft solid premarital agreements that identify separate and joint assets of couples in the event of divorce. We help many clients entering a second marriage preserve the assets they bring to the union, and ensure that children from the first marriage retain inheritance rights.