Bucks County, PA Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Other Offices: Langhorne (PA)
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Law Firm OverviewZlock & Coverdale, P.C. has provided greater Pennsylvania with nearly 20 years of expertise and skill in all matters of family law. Attorneys Zlock, Coverdale, and Manning bring to their firm a dedication to high ethical standards and a compassion for children and parents, growing their firm into the largest family law practice in Bucks County.
Zlock & Coverdale attorneys have experience with simple and complex cases involving custody, adoption, pre-nuptial agreements, and divorce, among others. Each lawyer has amassed considerable time in Pennsylvania courts, and though not all cases end in litigation, all are well-prepared to fight aggressively on clients’ behalf. The firm’s offices in Doylestown and Langhorne have garnered the respect of community and peers for both their considerable skill in handling complex divorce cases and their sound advice to uncertain clients.
Families in need of legal counsel and representation are best served by attorneys who have successfully navigated all the complexities of family law. Zlock & Coverdale has earned a reputation for top-tier expertise and compassion, and serves all clients with the respect and understanding they deserve.
Year this Office was Established: 1996
Languages: Spanish; Russian; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: No-fault Divorce; Annulments; Property Division / Equitable Distribution; Separate Property and Debt; Dividing QDROs, Pensions, IRAs, 401K Plans; High-end Divorce and Tax Implications; Abandonment Issues; Grandparents’ Rights; Relocations; Modifications of Court Orders; Protective Orders; Contempt Proceedings / Enforcement Actions; License Suspension; Challenging Field Sobriety Tests.
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What Children's "Best Interests" Really Mean?
For adults engaged in difficult divorce and custody battles, it can be all too easy to forget the significant, long-lasting impact that these types of proceedings can have on those most sensitive to the fallout, children. Unfortunately, the setup of the court system promotes a competitive approach to determining custody in that one party is the so-called winner (the “primary” custodian) and one party is the so-called loser (the “partial” custodian) in most cases. Children do not see it that way.Read Article
While preparing for your upcoming wedding, the last thing you want to think about is getting divorced. When you are about to get married, you think of your partner as your best friend, so you are much more likely to be amicable and fair than when you are about to get divorced, when you probably, albeit not always, think of your partner as your worst enemy. That being said, here are 5 things to consider when drafting a prenuptial agreement:Read Article
In most divorces, the marital residence is one of the most substantial assets in the entire marital estate, if not the most substantial asset. What makes real estate unique from other assets, such as bank accounts, retirement accounts, and other investments, is that it is an asset usually tied to a liability, such as a mortgage or a home equity line. Consequently, when parties are going through a divorce, one of the challenges is determining what happens to the marital residence.Read Article
Hidden Dangers of Dividing Retirement
For many divorcing couples, retirement accounts can represent much of the value of a marital estate. Retirement accounts come in various forms and include Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, etc. Division of these various retirement accounts is a common concern for those separating or going through a divorce. Below are 3 important issues that arise with respect to retirement assets:Read Article
Out of all the domestic issues that can arise, payment or receipt of child and/or spousal support is one of the most common. Both types of support are governed by the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines which establish a rubric for calculating the amount of the obligation. While the guidelines are fairly straightforward, determining the payor’s support obligation can be challenging, depending on the particular circumstances. Below are some of the issues that can arise:Read Article
Just and Equitable
Property settlement agreements are a great way for parties who are separating or divorcing to settle property issues amicably and to their mutual satisfaction. Without proper legal representation, however, these agreements can lock people into settlements that are detrimental. Following are five of the pitfalls people should avoid when working on such agreements:Read Article
How the Recession Changed Divorce
Divorce is rarely a welcome event financially, but in one of the worst recessions in recent history, it can be especially challenging. The state of the economy has an impact on various aspects of a divorcing couple’s finances, including their real estate, retirement accounts, and debts. The effect on their incomes can be substantial as well. This article examines the impact of the economy on some of the key financial issues in a divorce.Read Article