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.
Attorney Sebald did a great job handling my case. I was cited improperly for a traffic accident, and Steve and his partner were able to resolve the situation quickly and with great professionalism.
Eric was great. Very professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Hackwelder and his partner were able to resolve my particular case quickly and to my benefit. Good job!
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.
Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.
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.
I am more than pleased with my experience with attorney Hackwelder. He is knowledgeable and got us a great result. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Hackwelder.
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.
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.
I have many good things to say about Mr. Hackwelder and his team. From the
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.