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Aggressive Divorce Lawyers in Erie, PA

Divorce Attorneys Erie, PA - Sebald Hackwelder OrtonA 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 Orton, 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 Orton, 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 Orton in Erie, PA today.

Divorce FAQs

Will my standard of living change?

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.

Will I have to go to court?

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.

How long will it take?

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.

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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!

 
Jerry

Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.

 
MichaelErie, PA

We were extremely satisfied with Attorney Sebald and Attorney Hackwelder. Highly recommend. You want that piece of mind when you get into legal trouble call these guys. You won't be disappointed.

 
Sonia

I hired Eric for someone who was facing serious felony charges. He is a fairly young man with a young child who he absolutely adores. He had made mistakes and I didn't feel he needed to go to jail and be separated from that child. Eric was extremely helpful and actually, you could tell that he took this case personally because of all of the time and effort he put into the case. He was always available to us and his family. When it came time for the sentencing we all thought he was going to jail. When the judge sentenced him to 3 years parole we were all extremely happy. I can not say enough good things to say about Eric.

 
Jeffrey

I have many good things to say about Mr. Hackwelder and his team. From the beginning he came to our aid last minute and were good at keeping open lines of communication with me and my family. They worked on our case up to the last possible moment and even met with me on weekends. He answered all my questions throughout the whole process, was polite and did not waste time. The case was an extremely hard one, and the legal system was a bear to work with, but Mr. Hackwelder showed up every time with lots of energy and a positive attitude. He never promised what could not be done, but our results were extremely positive, in part to his hard work and constant attention to important details. I highly recommend him and his team. Mr. Hackwelder, I believe, went above and beyond the call of duty in our unique circumstance.

 
April

Eric 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 Eric.

 
Rhonda

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...

 
Michael

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.

 
Michael

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 certain alienation of his rights as a father. My son, a provider and a family man was accused by a third party with an obvious agenda. Both Hackwelder and Sebald did exactly as the indicated at our first meeting. They said that this case would end up dismissed and it was. They were able to successfully demonstrate to the district attorney that there was no way that this case would be successfully prosecuted because of the lack of evidence, improper conduct and the overt agenda of the accusing party. I would not hesitate to ask Eric Hackwelder or Stephen Sebald to represent my loved ones again and you definitely shouldn't look any further.

 
Michael

I was in a rough spot and Attorney Sebald exceeded my expectations while being fair and upfront about the possible outcomes. I was impressed by his knowledge and navigation of the law, but also by his relationships within that community.

 
Tim
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