Confident Handling of Divorce Issues
When you are considering filing for divorce or have already made the decision to move forward, you need an exceptional legal team on your side. At Cognetti Law Group, we use more than 100 years of combined experience when helping our clients in all aspects of divorce and family law.
We understand the toll that these cases can take on an entire family. Our Harrisburg-area lawyers are thoroughly dedicated to guiding clients through spousal support and alimony, property division, child custody, child support, and other issues that may arise throughout the course of a divorce. We advise clients on the best course of action to take to achieve a dissolution to the marriage, whether that be through mediation outside of court or litigation in court. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators, tailoring their approach to suit your goals for the outcome of the case. Veteran attorney Maria Cognetti is also a trained mediator, giving her additional insight into this process.
High Net Worth Divorces
In addition to handling uncontested and straightforward contested divorces, our firm is especially skilled at working with clients in divorce cases involving high net worth assets. These types of high-asset divorces take a higher level of skill and legal acumen since they are often complex and can require the involvement of many other professionals, such as business valuation experts, accountants, and others.
We represent clients in all aspects of high-asset divorces, including valuing and dividing businesses, dividing high-value personal property, distribution of vacation homes and other real property, uncovering of foreign or hidden accounts, dividing stock options and other executive benefits, and more. If there are inheritances that are part of high-value accounts that the couple holds, our lawyers can assist in helping clients understand how the inheritances are handled and divided.
Do you have questions about your divorce? Get the answers you need from our sophisticated and compassionate attorneys and staff. Call our office today at 717-909-4060 or schedule a consultation online.
Crafting Legal Arrangements for Same-Sex Partners
Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the United States, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June of 2015. In Pennsylvania, this form of marriage has been legal for about a year longer than that, since a federal court struck down a state ban. For same-sex partners who can now marry, this is something to be celebrated. But if you are in a same-gender relationship and have substantial assets, it also makes sense to clarify and protect your property interests. At Cognetti Law Group, we can help you craft sound legal arrangements so that a walk down the aisle doesn’t leave you overly vulnerable to unexpected financial consequences. For over 41 years, we have provided sophisticated family law counsel to clients in high-asset and complex cases. Based in the Harrisburg area, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.
Is a Prenuptial Agreement Needed?
If you and your partner have been together for quite a while before considering marriage, a prenuptial agreement to clarify your property interests may be in order. After all, you may have brought valuable property into the relationship, and you and your partner have probably acquired considerable assets during your time together. A prenuptial agreement is a way to articulate what happens to these assets and property interests in the event of divorce or death. Prenuptial agreements can also address child custody issues in the event of divorce, as well as the rights of a surviving spouse at death. Our attorneys can guide you effectively through the process of determining your goals and implementing an effective solution. Prenups are emotionally touchy sometimes because you are often working on the prenup while also trying to plan your upcoming wedding. But it’s important to be aware of what is at stake and take appropriate steps to create a sensible legal structure.
Resolving Financial Issues in a Same-Sex Divorce
If the time has come for you to end a same-sex marriage, an experienced lawyer from our firm can take steps on your behalf to arrange a fair division of marital property. In a high net worth marriage, there will likely be numerous aspects to this such as the valuation and allocation of interests in real estate, investment and retirement accounts, business interests, and other assets. Our law firm has a proven ability to handle these types of issues effectively on behalf of our clients. Collaborating with our network of accountants, tax planners, and other financial professionals as needed, we will make sure your interests are protected.
Get the Experienced Legal Counsel You Need
To arrange a confidential consultation with a family law attorney at our firm, call 717-909-4060 or complete our online form.