Providing Fair And Efficient Solutions For Divorce, Custody, And Family Law

At Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, our clients benefit from attorney Barry Lewis' ability to sort out complicated issues in the division of assets, to resolve the sensitive issues of custody, and to deal with all issues that may arise in your divorce — as well as the trial experience to stand up for you if matters are not resolved out of court.

If you are ending a marriage or revisiting custody issues or financial support, contact a Bloomsburg divorce lawyer at the law firm of Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP. We represent men and women in Bloomsburg, Danville, Berwick and all of Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties, and practice in family courts of surrounding counties of northeast and north-central Pennsylvania.

Call 570-245-6720 or 877-829-8987 to arrange a confidential consultation.

Divorce Options For You

Pennsylvania law allows for: (a) no-fault divorce if you and your spouse agree on all matters; (b) divorce on grounds of adultery or "indignities;" and (c) divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences if you have been separated for two years or longer.

Barry Lewis is a skilled trial lawyer of our firm who will fiercely protect your interests in contested matters related to property division, custody, child support or alimony, but he strives for out-of-court settlements to avoid the strife, expense and negative effects that litigation can have on children.

He will inventory your assets and determine which are joint versus separately held property, and will often hire outside experts for valuations of businesses, professional practices, marital homes, investments, vacation properties, pensions, and retirement accounts.

He then sits down with you to suggest give-and-take solutions and prepares an offer or counteroffer to your spouse's lawyer. If you cannot reach an agreement, he will request the court to appoint a special master to work out the remaining contested issues.

Custody And Parenting Plans

The best interests of the child is the court's overriding standard for determining primary physical custody and visitation. To avoid decisions made by a judge who is not familiar with the specifics of your family, Mr. Lewis keeps the focus on a sensible out-of-court arrangement that considers work schedules and keeps both parents active in the child's life and decisions about upbringing.

Alimony And Spousal Support

Alimony is often the most contested issue in a divorce, and thus a useful bargaining chip. We protect your interests as the payer or recipient of financial support:

  • Alimony pendente lite is temporary spousal support while the divorce is pending, leveling the playing field so that one spouse can't force the other spouse into an unfair settlement.
  • Alimony is ongoing support to equalize the parties' standards of living after divorce. It may be short-term or permanent, depending on the age, health, earning capacity of the spouse, and length of the marriage.

We Handle All Family Law Matters:

  • Modifications of custody or child support, including parent relocation
  • Adoption (stepparent, private or Children and Youth Services adoptions)
  • Protection from abuse orders (representing either party)
  • Paternity (seeking child support or establishing visitation rights)
  • Name changes
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Does your property have Marcellus Shale? We can help you with gas and pipeline agreements during your divorce. Our firm is experienced in handling gas lease and real property issues, and we can provide you with the advice you need to make informed decisions about your property interests in a divorce.

Talk To A Compassionate Family Law Attorney Today

At Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, we will personally handle every aspect of your divorce, custody, or family law matter. Call 570-245-6720 or 877-829-8987, or email us to arrange a consultation.