Reading Divorce Attorney
Nearly 25 Years of Experience to Offer You
Looking for a lawyer for divorce in Reading? With nearly 25 years of experience working in the legal field, I, Curtis E. Barnes, Attorney at Law can be your greatest legal advocate during this difficult time. Admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1989, including the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, I am intimately familiar with the inner workings of the Pennsylvania
family court system.
I began my early career working as an assistant district attorney for the Berks County District Attorney's Office, which is where I not only developed the legal knowledge and trial skills necessary for an effective attorney, but I was able to cultivate valuable relationships with local area judges and court personnel. Whether you are merely considering divorce or are already headed in that direction, I have the knowledge and experience you need to effectively represent your best interests!
Guiding You Through the Divorce Process
By its very nature, divorce is an emotional and stressful undertaking. The complexity of a divorce case is only intensified when a couple has children, significant assets, or debts. Whether you anticipate a collaborative divorce, or a contested divorce, you should always hire your own attorney to represent your best interests throughout the process. As a Reading divorce lawyer, I represent clients in all aspects of divorce proceedings:
- Domestic Violence
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Property Distribution
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Post-Judgment Modifications
In order to commence a divorce action, at least one of the spouses must be a resident of the Commonwealth for at least six months prior to filing divorce papers. The court may grant a divorce where both parties mutually consent to the divorce or because of an irretrievable breakdown, or on fault-based grounds; for example, adultery or domestic violence against an innocent spouse.
When getting a divorce, you should always consult with an experienced divorce attorney as soon you learn that divorce is on the horizon. It's important that you become fully aware of your rights and responsibilities in regards to your children (if any), assets, debts and property so you don't make any mistakes that may act against you in your divorce proceedings.
Headed towards divorce? You deserve a strong legal advocate in your corner. Give me a call today at (610) 572-1905!