A divorce can involve immediate painful and upsetting emotions. When dealing with divorce, it's important to feel comfortable working with a divorce lawyer who will help guide you toward the outcome you want for yourself and your family.
The aggressive divorce lawyers at Sebald, Hackwelder, & Knox, located in Erie, PA, will listen to you with compassion and help walk you through the best strategy that fits your needs.
Our experienced divorce attorneys provide free consultations for family law matters in Erie County. When you work with the experienced divorce attorneys at Sebald, Hackwelder, & Knox, you receive a powerful ally with over 25 years of experience who works seamlessly to manage your case with utmost care and precision.
Our divorce lawyers handle complex and high net worth divorces, as well as work with families of varying income levels. Looking for a divorce lawyer? Contact Sebald, Hackwelder, & Knox in Erie, PA today.
It may. You and your spouse will need separate residences and will no longer share a single set of bills. If you didn't work during the marriage, you may be faced with the prospect of reentering the workforce. In some cases, support, alimony, and division of marital property are very straightforward and we can quickly give you an idea of what to expect. In complex cases, we are adept at understanding the long-term tax planning and other intricate financial implications of how you set up the division of property, support, and alimony. Our experienced divorce attorneys, in Erie, PA, steer our clients toward the fairest and advantageous outcomes possible.
Most of our divorce cases settle and don't go to trial. Our philosophy is that when our opponents realize that litigation is going to be risky for them because of our strength of knowledge and preparation of the case, they come to the table to negotiate a settlement. If your case does require a trial for spousal support, custody or division of property issues, our experienced divorce attorneys go into the courtroom with the power of decades of experience, well-respected litigators, and a flawlessly prepared case.
A divorce can range from a few months to a few years. In a divorce in which both parties agree they want the divorce, called an uncontested divorce, there is a 90-day cooling off period after which both parties can file the documents to obtain a decree. No one has to appear in court. If there are no outstanding claims, the final divorce decree can be entered. If one party does not agree to the divorce and it's contested, they have to wait two years from the date of separation before they can move forward to resolve the economic issues and enter a divorce decree.
Mr. Hackwelder and Mr. Sebald both worked very diligently to a resolution of a very serious case. My son was accused of a crime that would have cost him his freedom and caused irreparable harm to his reputation and his family unit. A conviction would have led to
Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.
Stephen is a very knowledgeable lawyer! I got a DUI with a BAC of 2.16 and walked away with only 6 months probation and didn't lose my license! I can't thank this man enough! Thank you Stephen for all the hard work you put into my case!
Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome. I was facing some pretty serious consequences and through his advice, guidance and representation I not only was able to avoid Jail time but also get help for my problem with alcohol. I truly believe if it weren't for him I would not be where I am today. After hiring Attorney Sebald he traveled to Lycoming county to represent me for my preliminary hearing and sentencing. He called and spoke with the D.A., judges as well as other attorneys in that area. He also represented me here in Erie county for my preliminary hearing as well as sentencing. He does his research. I would strongly recommend Mr Sebald to anyone who needs legal representation.
I was charged with theft by extortion, a 3rd degree felony which carries a possible sentence of 7 years in prison and 15,000 in fines. Against my better judgement, I took the advice of Stephen and pled guilty for a reduced sentence. Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.
I would highly recommend Attorney Hackwelder. My case was different than most but he went out of his way to do his research to make sure things went my way. He won the case for me and if I ever need another attorney I will call him again.
Stephen Sebald far exceeded my expectations. As a result of trusting in his extensive knowledge of the law & him working diligently on my case, charges were substantially reduced. He was always on call & went above & beyond in my case. Excellent defense attorney!
Steve has helped us numerous times. He has been there for us when ever we call and made himself available in a moments notice when necessary. He knows just what to do and is also great at dealing with the emotional side of the situation. We trust him completely and would highly recommend Steve.
I just wanna say that I am overly satisfied with Mr Sebald! I recommend if you have any troubles to contact him and his partner Mr Hackwelder. The both did a Great job thank you guys!
Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.