Doylestown, Pennsylvania Divorce and Family Attorneys
Other Offices: Langhorne (PA)
Law Firm OverviewZlock and Coverdale attorneys dedicate their practice to almost exclusively family law and divorce matters. Kevin Zlock and Brian Coverdale are also highly recognized as criminal law attorneys, and they successfully handle Protection from Abuse cases. The main focus of our practice is strategic planning of the divorce proceedings which involves complex analysis of the clients' financial situation, their custody and support goals and ultimate outcome of the divorce.
While we, just like everybody else, fully appreciate how hurtful divorce can be, we try to keep our clients concentrating on their future, rather than being angry and upset about their past. Often times it is the finances of the divorce which worry clients the most.
To help with these issues Attorney Katherine V. Coverdale who is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst reviews parties' financials in great detail to determine the best practical approach to the division of marital assets. This leads to the tax analysis of the divorce consequences as well. Attorney Coverdale is specifically trained in handling highly sophisticated financial situations of the parties involving multiple bank accounts, investments, pension plans and retirement accounts which involve preparation of the Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
For most families with children, the custody aspect of the divorce proceedings is the most volatile and emotionally charged problem they encounter. For the benefit of our clients' children we do attempt to settle custody matters in the best interest of the family. In most instances, custody matters go hand in hand with the child and spousal support issues.
It is known for the divorcing parties to leverage the support issue as a way of negotiating the custody arrangements. When it becomes obvious that any given custody matter requires litigation, there are no better custody and support attorneys to defend clients' position in Court than Zlock and Coverdale attorneys. Their collective court experience and knowledge of the local Courts in Bucks County, PA and surrounding counties help to achieve highly favorable results in custody and support matters.
Year this Office was Established: 1996
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Prenuptial Agreements; Contested And Uncontested Divorce; No-Fault Divorce; Legal Separation; Annulments; Property Division / Equitable Distribution; Separate Property And Debt; High-End Divorce And Tax Implications; Grandparents’ Rights; Relocations; Modifications Of Court Orders; Protective Orders; Contempt Proceedings / Enforcement Actions; License Suspension; Occupational Licenses; Field Sobriety Tests.
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- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Bucks County Bar Association
- Central Bucks County Chambers of Commerce
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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
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
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
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