Family Law

Family Law issues are never easy - but the right attorney can give you peace of mind during unsettling times. At May, May & Zimmerman, LLP, our attorneys have been helping Lancaster County families since 1929.

Whether you need to litigate custody of your children, file to adopt a child, need to enforce grandparent rights, protect your rights during a divorce, obtain child support for your children, negotiate fair property division or handle spousal support matters, our attorneys have the experience to guide you through these difficult legal issues.

The first step is a consultation with an experienced attorney.

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Dealing with the emotional fallout of an impending divorce is tough enough. But keeping your immediate needs and long-term goals in perspective as you navigate the divorce process can be nearly impossible without help. At May, May & Zimmerman we will protect your interests during your divorce, and ensure the right steps are taken to set the stage for a better future after the divorce is made final.

There is no set timetable for divorce. If disputes are minimal and both parties consent, your divorce could be completed in as little as four months. However, the process can take up to three years if significant disputes arise.

Our firm has been handling divorce matters across Lancaster County since 1929. Our attorneys can handle every detail of the process from start to finish, so you can concentrate on getting your life back on track. Our emphasis on problem-solving, experience in negotiation and litigation, and ability to relate to you and your situation make our firm a potent ally to have on your side.

If you're facing a divorce, don't wait to get the legal help you need. Protect your rights and get the divorce settlement you deserve.

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Child Support

Child support can be confusing. The challenge is to understand the law, the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines and the application of both to obtain child support orders that maximize the result for the client regardless of whether the client is the person paying support or receiving it. In Pennsylvania, child support guidelines address these challenges using a mathematical process that takes the income and earning capacity of each parent into consideration, along with the interests of the child.

Other factors may also include the cost of day care expenses or additional costs for children who have unique medical needs.

At May, May & Zimmerman, LLP, we have decades of experience helping clients navigate Pennsylvania's child support guidelines. Whether you are currently paying child support, facing a hearing to determine the support you must pay, or seeking child support from the other parent, we can thoroughly review your case and make recommendations for action.

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Property Division

The division of marital property can be one of the most contentious issues during a divorce. Each spouse has ideas about how the marital property should be divided. But it's important to understand that Pennsylvania law considers the marital estate to be a separate entity, distinct from either party involved in the divorce.

At May, May & Zimmerman, LLP we can help you determine the true value of the marital property and account for any separate, non-marital property. After we understand the extent of the assets available, we'll help you negotiate an agreement for division of property that is fair and equitable. If an agreement cannot be reached with your spouse, we're also prepared to litigate the issues before the Pennsylvania courts in an equitable distribution proceeding.

We've been handling property division cases in Lancaster County since 1929. Put our experience to work for you and protect your interests during your divorce.

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