Lancaster Family Lawyer Provides Comprehensive Support

South central Pennsylvania firm handles divorces and other domestic issues

Divorces, custody disputes and other circumstances that lead you to contact a family lawyer are usually stressful and emotional. These situations often involve financial pressure as well, along with the burden of knowing that the decisions you make could affect you and your children for years to come. At Chan & Associates in Lancaster, I understand these concerns, and possess the skill and experience to help you the way my firm has helped so many others for more than a decade. Whatever your specific needs might be, I use a focused approach and take the time to get to know you. After listening to your concerns and goals, my firm works to secure a result that protects the emotional, physical and financial well-being of you and your children.

Knowledgeable guidance for concerns involving parenting and finances

My firm provides the highest levels of advice, advocacy and service for Pennsylvanians facing challenges involving the following family law concerns:

  • Divorce — If you’re going through a divorce, I will work to achieve the best possible result while minimizing needless expense and aggravation.
  • Child support — For any type of child support matter, my firm presses for a resolution that accurately reflects the circumstances of the parties and ensures that parents abide by their legal obligations.  
  • Alimony and spousal support — Disagreements over alimony and spousal support mark many divorces, but I make sure that spouses understand how the law applies and pursue equitable resolutions.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements — When creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, my firm fosters candor and guides prospective and current spouses toward a contract that offers security to both parties.

Though it can be difficult to talk about personal matters, you should not hesitate to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as a potential issue arises. You can rely on me for prompt, honest counsel which gives you the ability to evaluate your options in a supportive environment so you can make smart choices about your future.

Child custody and visitation arrangements

For parents of minor sons and daughters, child custody is often the most stressful aspect of a divorce. When the breakup is contentious, kids could be caught in the middle of a situation they have very little control over. When parents cannot settle on issues relating to legal authority, residence and visitation, Pennsylvania courts render decisions based on what the judge determines to be in the best interests of the children. In most cases, that means keeping both parents involved in their kids’ lives. No matter what drove their parents apart, I strongly believe in advocating for children and handling the custody process in a manner that recognizes the potential harm associated with a bitter feud among parents. That’s why I seek to conduct amicable negotiations whenever possible. We are skilled in and prepared to pursue litigation if necessary, but a negotiated custody agreement is almost always preferable.

Contact an experienced Lancaster family law attorney to discuss your issue

Chan & Associates represents Pennsylvania clients in all types of family law matters, including divorces and child custody proceedings. For a consultation with an experienced attorney, please call 717-869-0015 or contact me online. My office is in Lancaster.