A Family Law Attorney

Who Puts Family First

How Our Family Law Attorney Can Help

When people hear the phrase “family law,” it often immediately conjures up images of spouses fighting. Many people assume that a family law attorney primarily divides assets and debts when a couple gets divorced, or helps his or her client obtain custody rights. As a Berks County Family Law Attorney, Joe Guillama can assure you that family law is more complicated than that.

It is true that a family law attorney must have knowledge about the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, the Pennsylvania Custody Statute and all relevant case law. However, a good family law attorney must also be well-versed in other areas of law as well. Joe must have a thorough understanding of the statutes involving equitable distribution of property, child custody, child support, spousal support and alimony. He must also have a strong understanding of the tax implications associated with asset division; an understanding of the intricacies of a real estate transaction; how to help an individual change his or her name; paternity issues; bankruptcy; and even juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency.

Navigating The Changes That Come With Divorce

When a couple is getting divorced in Berks County, the marital residence often gets transferred to one spouse or the residence is sold. One spouse may wish to relocate with the children far away from the other spouse. Often, a wife wishes to resume using her maiden name, and many times both spouses realize that, since they no longer share their incomes, each party can no longer afford to maintain the lifestyle that he or she is accustomed to. In fact, it is not uncommon for either or both spouses to consider filing for bankruptcy.

If spouses do not learn to communicate with one another after their marriage has ended, their children often become rebellious and sometimes find themselves involved with the law. Accordingly, a good Berks County Family Law Attorney must have a working knowledge of various areas of the law to fully and effectively represent his or her clients. At The Law Offices of Joseph A. Guillama, Attorney Guillama has an excellent understanding the various areas of the law that impact the daily lives of his clients.

Perhaps as equally as important, a good Berks County family law attorney must not only know various areas of the law, but he or she also plays a crucial role as a counselor to his or her clients. Divorce and separation is an emotionally charged situation. An effective divorce attorney or child custody attorney in Reading, Pennsylvania, must not only be able to relate to and understand his or her clients, but that attorney must also have a great deal of patience in explaining the Berks County Family Law Court System.

Sometimes, individuals going through a divorce allow their emotions to affect their judgment. Other times, individuals going through a divorce and/or custody battle do not always hear and register what is being told to them by their attorney. Attorney Joseph A. Guillama has developed a true understanding of the emotions that his clients face as they go through the divorce process. He has learned how to develop an excellent rapport with his clients, earning their trust and confidence in his work. Joe’s clients realize that what he tells them may not be what they want to hear, but they know and trust the advice he provides is in their best interest and the best interest of their children. It is for these reasons that Attorney Joseph A. Guillama is an extremely well-rounded and effective Berks County Family Law Attorney.

Give Us A Call. Se Habla Español!

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Reading family law attorney, contact The Law Offices of Joseph A. Guillama in Reading, Pennsylvania, at 610-295-5335. We welcome Spanish-speaking clients.