At The Kulick Law Firm, LLC, we help our clients navigate the complex emotional and legal issues that arise in family law and domestic relations matters. Our lawyers are dedicated to easing your burden by providing thoughtful legal advice consistent with the highest ethical standards. Together, we have more than 20 years of experience practicing family law. We will listen carefully as you describe your situation, then formulate a plan to meet your goals.
Based in Exeter, Pennsylvania, we represent people throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Our clients are hard-working people undergoing a significant life transition. We help by providing stability and sound legal advice during times of uncertainty.
Our domestic relations practice includes divorce and child custody, spousal support and child support issues, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and adoption.
Deciding to end a marriage is difficult, and choices you make today will have lifelong consequences.
But you don’t need to make these decisions alone.
Our lawyers will listen carefully, present your options, and make a plan to protect your interests.
In Pennsylvania, there are three types of support orders the court can issue:
Typically, the higher-earning spouse will be ordered to pay support. When making a spousal support determination, the court has broad discretion and will consider the following factors:
If you are seeking a divorce and have minor children, the court may also issue a child support order. Child support is a court-ordered payment from the “non-custodial parent” to the “custodial parent.” In Pennsylvania, all parents have a legal duty to financially support their minor children. Payments are made to support and provide for the needs of the child, including medical care and child care needs. These orders may be issued in addition to the spousal support or alimony pendente lite order.
Child support is calculated based on the number of children who need support and the income of the parents, and assume that the custodial parent is already spending money to support the child. The court can increase or decrease the child support award based on the following factors:
A pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into by a couple before or during their marriage. These contracts often address issues of asset distribution in the event of divorce or death. They can be used to provide greater financial awards to children from a previous marriage or to safeguard assets when one spouse brings significantly more assets to the relationship than the other.
For a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement to be enforceable, there are strict laws that apply. Our lawyers can guide you through this process and represent you if a dispute arises as to the enforcement of the agreement.
Many different legal issues can arise if you plan to adopt a child into your home. We can help.
There are four general types of adoption:
Different procedures apply depending on the type of adoption you are considering and the circumstances of the child and their birth parents.
Our lawyers can help you understand the laws that apply to each type of adoption and guide you through the process.
The Kulick Law Firm offers a full range of family law services to help our hard-working clients navigate family law and domestic relations issues.
Our clients come to us during difficult and stressful times. We provide peace of mind by guiding you through the legal process and protecting your future.