Areas of Practice

1. Divorce Law

When seeking a divorce in Central PA, it’s tempting, in the heat of the moment, to look for fault.  Divorce law, Central PA-style, still provides for an at-fault divorce despite the changing times, and when people are seething over perceived slights or injuries, they often toss logic out the window and pursue options simply because they think they’re useful in the effort to punish their soon-to-be former spouse..... Read More


2. Child Custody

If you’re about to enter into a battle over child custody, Central Pennsylvania has a very traditional and non-unique view of this body of law.  A good family law attorney will be able to guide you through the specifics of the law, but the main thing to know going into any custody battle is that Pennsylvania, like much of the country, views the best interests of the child as the most important and compelling consideration when determining custody between parents or other guardians..... Read More


3. Child Support

Many people make the mistake of assuming the only person who can file for and be deemed entitled to child support payments is a divorcing spouse or genetic parent of the child.  But according to child support lawsin South Central PA– as with the rest of the state and the country – anyone who is responsible for the raising of a child can attempt to collectchild support as long as the child in question is under the age of 18 (unless they are deemed “special needs,” in which case the support may continue beyond their 18th year)..... Read More


4. Alimony

One of the persistent myths in divorce cases heard in Pennsylvania is that alimony is an automatic provision of any divorce decree – in other words, someone is always going to end up paying alimony.  The alimony that Mechanicsburg citizens end up paying, however, is determined by two simple factors: The need of one spouse and the ability to pay of the other spouse.  Nothing is automatic; if neither spouse has need, then alimony will not be ordered.  If neither spouse is able to pay, then unlike child support – which can and is ordered even when parents claim hardship, because the best interests of the child are the determining factor – alimony may not be factored into the divorce decree at all.... Read More

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Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

5006 East Trindle Road

Suite 203

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

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