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News from Williams Family Law: November 2016

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From Our Family Law Blog

Please visit our blog where we share legal insights, thoughts on legal news and much more. Below are some of our most recent posts.

Pennsylvania Reduces No-Fault Divorce Waiting Period to 1 Year

3 Reasons Why Postnuptial Agreements are on the Rise

Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort to Bucks County Dependency Court

There's No Custody Order, So What's Stopping Me?

PA Supreme Court Decision Changes Grandparents' Ability to Seek Physical Custody of Grandchildren

Happenings & Headlines

Bucks County Family Lawyer Jeffrey M. Williams Named a 'Best Lawyer in America' for 10th Straight Year
Williams Family Law, P.C. is pleased to announce that Founder and Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Williams has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession's oldest and most respected peer-review publications. This is Williams' tenth straight year being recognized as a Best Lawyer. Read More at 2016 Best Lawyers...

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2017 Best Law Firms

U.S. News - Best Lawyers Again Names Williams Family Law a 'Best Law Firm'

Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C. is pleased to announced that it has been named a "Best Law Firm" for 2017 by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, achieving a Philadelphia metro area Tier 1 ranking for family law.

Read more about this announcement: Best Law Firms

Did You Know?
Frequently Asked Questions at Williams Family Law

Q: What factors influence the division of marital property?

A: Like many other states, Pennsylvania employs an equitable distribution model to determine what parts of the marital estate each spouse will receive. Read more here...

Q: What types of assets are divided in a divorce?

A: Once a divorce action has initiated, one of the aspects that is often contested is the division of marital property, or "equitable distribution," as it is called under Pennsylvania divorce law. Some people think of bank accounts and the family home as marital assets, but many other types of assets also should be considered. Read more here...

Q: My father passed away five years ago and I received a large inheritance. Is my spouse entitled to any of this inheritance as part of a divorce action?

A: It depends. Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, marital property does not include property acquired by inheritance. Read more here...

Featured Practice Area: Marital Settlement Agreements

When possible, it is often recommended for spouses in a Pennsylvania divorce proceeding to discuss an amicable resolution and settlement of all claims. A marital settlement agreement (also known as a "property settlement agreement") is a written agreement that provides the parties with an efficient means to resolving the issues of a divorce proceeding, such as the division of marital assets and liabilities, alimony, APL/support payments, child support, legal fees and other rights. Similar to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements are considered to be final and binding upon the spouses and should be thoroughly discussed, negotiated and reviewed.

Find out more about the legal details involved in Marital Settlement Agreements.

Around town: Highland Farm

Highland Farm

As part of a Bucks County law firm, we live and work in a beautiful area in the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the jewels of Doylestown, where are our office is located, is Highland Farm. The former home of musical theater legend Oscar Hammerstein is currently an operating bed and breakfast. Recently, Doylestown approved a plan to make the farm a museum dedicated to Hammerstein's work. He wrote some of his most famous works in the house, including songs from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and The King and I.