West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
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The courts in Pennsylvania are intended to act with great deliberation and consideration, as justice demands when making such important decisions as who gets custody of children and how marital property is to be divided. However, this usually means that the court also acts slowly.
Family law matters often take months or even years to be resolved. Sometimes, though, issues arise that require immediate legal action. For such times, there are emergency petitions.
Ciccarelli Law Offices can act quickly to address your immediate and pressing family law needs through the filing of these critical petitions. Whether you need action because of alarming evidence of child abuse or to prevent a soon-to-be-ex-spouse from spending away the marital estate, our family lawyers can take fast action to seek court intervention.
Call (877) 529-2422 or send an online message for a free consultation so we can act as soon as possible. We are based in West Chester, with convenient meeting locations in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Kennett Square, Malvern, Springfield, King of Prussia, and Radnor. Our family lawyers serve those with immediate legal needs in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Lancaster County.
Family law has a tremendous impact on our day-to-day lives because it governs aspects that are the closest and most personal to us. As a result, an issue could come up at any time that requires immediate attention. Some possible scenarios include:
These are only some of the possibilities that warrant an emergency petition. Parental kidnapping and selling marital property are also common causes.
When such an emergency family law need arises, the party may file an emergency petition. The emergency petition will seek immediate judicial action, usually in the form of an injunction. The injunction could give you temporary sole custody of your child. It could order a divorcing spouse to only spend money from a joint checking account on necessities, or prohibit him or her from selling marital property. It could order a spouse, ex-spouse or parent to immediately return to Chester County with your child.
To acquire such immediate relief, you will need to show "irreparable harm" by an action of another. Irreparable harm means that there is no way to right a wrong done by any kind of monetary compensation. Your West Chester family lawyer can help you show irreparable harm, along with making sure your petition is filed in the correct court, which is very important to obtaining relief as quickly as possible.
If you have a family legal issue that requires immediate attention, the passionate lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices can help you obtain the relief you need. Our firm proudly serves the communities of Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, Berwyn, Willow Street, Lancaster, Ephrata, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, Media, Swarthmore, Radnor, Greater Philadelphia, and nearby areas. Call us today at (877) 529-2422 for a free consultation.