Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers

John M. Kenney
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Aggressive Attorney! Personalized & Quality Divorce Law Representation!

I am a knowledgeable divorce attorney. I have the experience needed to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation! Visit my website to learn more about your legal rights and options, call for a consultation.
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Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

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Karen Ulmer Pendergast is a family lawyer serving the needs of clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has the education and experience to confront all legal issues in the area of divorce, custody... Read More »
Kevin Zlock
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DIVORCE LAWYER IN DOYLESTOWN, PA: YOUR FAMILY CRISIS IS OUR CONCERN.

Bucks County Family Law and Divorce Attorney Kevin Zlock celebrates the 26th anniversary of a very successful career as one of the top family law attorneys in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Attorney Kevin... Read More »
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Linda Walters
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Exceptional, Dedicated Divorce Law Attorney and Mediator! Call Now for Help!

I am an experienced and skilled Pennsylvania divorce law attorney. I offer clients personal attention, customer service and compassionate legal assistance. Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation!
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Arlene Glenn Simolike
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(215) 335-9986 9223
Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
Temple University
Evan S. Shingles
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(215) 925-2915 The Ben Franklin
834 Chestnut St., Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Divorce, Business, Family and Juvenile
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Christopher K Barber
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Havertown, PA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(610) 853-9090 2 Brookline Boulevard
Suite 2
Havertown, PA 19083
Divorce, DUI, Elder and Family
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Karen Ulmer Pendergast is a family lawyer serving the needs of clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has the education and experience to confront all legal issues in the area of divorce, custody and support having a broad educational background with a B.S. in psychology, and two law degrees. She also has trained and received certificates in family law mediation as well as basic mediation. In addition to her education, her personal experiences enable her to relate very well to a broad range of clients, having experienced first hand the realities of joint custody, primary custody...
Thomas Petrelli Jr
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street, Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law, Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Petrelli Law is one of the top divorce and family law firms in the state of Pennsylvania. From complex litigation to negotiated agreements, we work tirelessly to get the best results for our clients. While we are known for representing high net worth individuals and their spouses, we also represent everyday people from all walks of life. We are committed to providing the same high-quality service to each of our valued clients. Petrelli Law is a Philadelphia-based family law firm that knows the only way to bring about fair and just solutions for our clients is by building trust....
Patrick J Cooper
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(215) 814-0395 1315 Walnut Street
Suite 502
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Patrick J. Cooper, Esquire is a Partner in the Law firm of Sadek and Cooper. Patrick started with the firm in 2009 as an associate attorney and through his hard work and dedication the firm’s family law practice has flourished with hundreds of satisfied clients. Patrick became a named Partner of Sadek and Cooper in 2013. Patrick specializes in Divorce, Custody and Child Support and is also well-versed in the areas of Bankruptcy Law and Mortgage Foreclosure Defense.

Patrick is a Graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Patrick is active within the...
Melinda Previtera
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street, Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Your family is unique. When you need a family law attorney, you want someone who appreciates the differences that make your family special. You want a family lawyer who will help your family through all life’s changes and guide you towards the best possible outcome. Melinda represents families from a variety of backgrounds. Her family law experience includes all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence law.

Ms. Previtera is a member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Joni Berner
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(215) 790-8800 1528 Walnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Villanova University School of Law
I became a lawyer because I like helping people resolve their differences. Although I practiced family law with a large Center City firm early in my career, I went out on my own in 1988 and never looked back. I founded our firm on the principle of providing superior service at reasonable rates for our clients while providing a flexible and supportive work environment for our employees. For twenty years and counting, we are proud to have maintained this model. While handling many custody, divorce, protection from abuse and support trials throughout my career, my practice now focuses on...
Lori A. Frio-Walker
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Philadelphia , PA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(215) 774-1149 1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Villanova University
Lori A. Frio-Walker, Esquire, devotes her practice primarily to all aspects of family and matrimonial law matters. Lori gained family law litigation experience in divorce, custody and support matters at Petrelli Law, P.C. Prior to working at Petrelli Law, P.C., Lori worked in the area of collaborative and amicable divorce. Lori received her J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law and was the Editor-in-Chief of its Women’s Law Forum and Associate Editor of its Journal of Catholic Social Thought. Lori began her professional career as an associate attorney at a large regional firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....
Cary B. Hall
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
25 W. Airy St., Suite 300
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Miami School of Law
My practice focuses on civil, criminal and family law litigation with over 20 years of tested experience throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have successfully tried civil and criminal jury trials, contested family law hearings, administrative proceedings and appeals. My passion is assisting individuals and small businesses with their legal issues.

Many moons ago, I earned an Ivy League degree in philosophy from Columbia University, and then my law degree from the University of Miami. While in law school, I was involved in graduate student government and was a contributing author and editor of the University of Miami...
Shawn M Brothwell
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney

Shawn is an important part of the Criminal Defense, DUI and Domestic Litigation team at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Shawn Brothwell was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Shawn... Read More »
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Julia Theobald
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer

Julia Alexa Theobald is an experienced litigation attorney who represents our clients in both Family Law and Criminal Law Matters. A political science major, she graduated from Loyola University in... Read More »
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Diana Schimmel
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Norristown, PA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street
Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
At my firm all clients get my personal attention. Family law matters can be emotional and I am aware of the support a person needs during such a trying time. You will never be shuttled to another attorney or support staff when working with my firm. You will receive personalized attention specific to your sensitive case needs. I give free initial consultations where we can use the facts to formulate the best legal strategy for your family. Family law is all I do and it shows in my work on your behalf.
Jennifer Dumin
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(215) 790-8800 1528 Walnut Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce and Family
Temple University
Jennifer Dumin has represented thousands of clients in family law matters, including custody, child and spousal support, and divorce in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties over the last seven years. Ms. Dumin earned her Juris Doctorate from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2006. Her undergraduate studies in child and family development and her graduate studies in social work provide for an attorney sensitive to the emotional issues inherent in this area of the law.
James Cushing
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(215) 563-7776 2047 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Temple University
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Ann Funge
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(215) 667-8011 1801 Market Street, Suite 1845
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Divorce, Appeals and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Samantha Evian
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West Conshohocken, PA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(610) 825-3634 100 Four Falls Corporate Center
1001 Conshohocken State Road, SUite 313
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Samantha Evian dedicates her career exclusively to representing family law clients in all aspects of matrimonial negotiation and litigation including divorce, support, child custody, alimony, equitable distribution and domestic violence in both New Jersey and in the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester. She has extensive experience with international divorce and custody matters, adoption and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Ms. Evian is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Division. She has also served as a volunteer in numerous civic projects, and contributes her time to various local charities including Hadassah, the Small...
Larry Lefkowitz
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(215) 745-6530 7104 Castor Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Divorce and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
I'm a native New Yorker, who went to law school in Los Angeles . After graduating, my wife and I moved to Bucks County, where we've been ever since. After working for 5 years for other people, I opened up my own practice in 1991. In order to stand out from the crowd, I offer fixed reasonable fees for the work I do. 1/2 is due upfront and the other 1/2 is not due until completion. This way, the sooner I get your job done, the sooner I get paid! I think of myself as a neighborhood lawyer type. I...
Cyrus Shaw
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 987-0200 1420 Locust St
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Widener University
Jonathon Luff
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(610) 643-4644 833 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Drexel University School of Law
Jonathon Luff Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Roman Catholic High school with honors. He attended California University of Pennsylvania on a full academic scholarship, and graduated with a degree in Sport Management as well as graduating Cum Laude.

In 2009 Jonathon began to pursue his legal career and attended Thomas Kline School of Law, better known as Drexel University. While there he participated in trial team competitions and Jonathon was instrumental in helping his team reach the finals in the national competition. Jonathon was awarded the best trial attorney award from Drexel upon his graduation in...
Michael J. Duffy Esq.
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney
(888) 414-5773 1500 Market St.
12th Fl. East Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Foreclosure Defense, IP and Immigration
Rutgers University - Newark
Situated at the heart of Center City Philadelphia, with offices in South Jersey as well, Duffy Law, LLC provides outstanding legal representation for clients throughout the region in a variety of practice areas. Founder and Lead Attorney Michael J. Duffy, Esq. is a former business owner, operating a multi-million dollar international distribution company for over five years, serving tens of thousands of customers in over a hundred countries on five continents. Michael also worked overseas for several years, serving as the Corporate Training Program Director of UNESCO Vietnam from 2008-2010. In that capacity Michael helped multinational corporations engage with and understand...
Linda Ann Kerns
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 731-1400 1420 Locust Street
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Business, Family and Tax
Loyola University Chicago
Experienced, Caring, Detail Oriented Divorce - Child Support - Child Custody Attorney practicing in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester & Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden, Gloucester & Burlington Counties in New Jersey.
Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder of Ciccarelli Law Offices: a Pennsylvania Litigation Law Firm focusing in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. Ciccarelli Law firm takes on tough cases and... Read More »
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Patrick J Cooper
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Compassionate Divorce attorney with years of experience across Philadelphia.

Our firm has years of legal experience handling a variety of Divorce cases across the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and more. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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Douglas R. Lally
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Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(215) 886-6350 261 Old York Rd, Ste 524
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
For more than 25 years, Douglas R. Lally, Esquire has been dedicated to handling his clients' legal matters time-efficiently and cost-effectively. Attorney Lally helps you understand the issues and works hard to resolve them the first time around so you can move on with your life. He provides personal attention and responsive service while getting to know you and nurturing the relationship. You can count on him to be there with you through every step of the legal process. Individuals and businesses in Northeast Philadelphia, Doylestown and throughout Montgomery and Bucks counties turn to attorney Lally...
Jennifer Brandt
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 665-2113 1900 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Divorce and Family
University of Pennsylvania Law School
I handle all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, divison of assets, adoption, etc. in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I appear frequently as an expert in family law on various national and local media outlets such as CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Network, MSNBC, ABC 6, NBC 10 and CBS 3.
Linda Walters
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Oreland, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 836-1142 114 Montgomery Ave
Oreland, PA 19075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Melissa Marie Boyd
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(610) 679-9588 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
University of Baltimore
Lisa Harding
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(267) 301-2796 1500 Walnut Street
Ste 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ms. Harding is a seasoned litigator with nearly a decade of experience in domestic relations and family law. As the Proprietor and Managing Attorney at The Law Office of Lisa Harding, LLC, she spends most of her time involved in the day to day throws of custody, support, domestic violence, and divorce disputes. Since graduating from Temple University's Beasley School of Law, Ms. Harding worked as a City Attorney for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. There, she was a mainstay in Juvenile Court where she litigated matters concerning education law, abused and neglected children, and custodial and visitation...
Jonathan Noble
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Lafayette Hill, PA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(610) 256-4843 PO Box 30
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Charles J. Meyer
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West Conshohocken, PA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(215) 561-1100 Suite 300
100 Four Falls
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Charles J. Meyer is a shareholder at HOfstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C., a boutique family law firm with offices in West Conshohocken and Philadelphia. He represents clients in all aspects of domestic relations law, including negotiations leading to prenuptial, postnuptial and co-habitation agreements, alimony, child support, and the investigation and litigation of the financial and economic issues related to the dissolution of marriage and co-habitations. His clients include high net worth individuals, professional athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs. A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Meyer received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Temple University, and his J.D. from Temple...
Carolyn R. Mirabile
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 278-1524 425 Swede Street
One Montgomery Plaza Suite 1001
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
Villanova University School of Law
Carolyn Mirabile concentrates her practice on all aspects of divorce, support, custody, property distribution and drafting of marital settlement agreements and prenuptial agreements. Carolyn is Immediate Past-President of the Montgomery Bar Association, the third largest Bar in the state with more than 2,000 members, and she is currently Co-Chair of the Association's Diversity Committtee. She is frequently asked to speak before professional groups and other attorneys. As an experienced trial attorney, Carolyn has handled hundreds of complex family law cases in the five-county region. In her practice, she has utilized the services of both...
Rocco C Cipparone Jr
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
806 Reed Street
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Divorce, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Family
Jeffrey Katz
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(215) 620-3563 30 S. 15th St.
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Drexel University School of Law
Tracey Lee Potere
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer

Tracey L. Potere is part of Ciccarelli Law Offices and is an experienced attorney who works within our Criminal Defense and Family Law practice groups. Tracey grew up in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania... Read More »
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Cheryl Rowe
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience

For the last 21 years, I have helped many clients with a variety of legal matters. I understand the stress and anxiety that a client goes through in the midst of these life changing events. My practice... Read More »
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Tracey Lee Potere
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 981-1006 1515 Market Street
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tracey L. Potere is part of Ciccarelli Law Offices and is an experienced attorney who works within our Criminal Defense and Family Law practice groups. Tracey grew up in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Temple University. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and her Law degree from Widener Law School. Tracey worked in the mental health field assisting the chronically mentally ill and individuals suffering from addiction.
After graduating Law School she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County for six years where she successfully prosecuted DUI...
Jeremy C. Rosenbaum
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Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(267) 625-8600 The Pavilion
261 Old York Road, Suite 302A
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John Anthony Zurzola
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Norristown, PA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(610) 272-5555 One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
John A. Zurzola is a divorce, child custody, child support and general family law attorney with the firm Weber Gallagher. He focuses his practice on domestic relations and family law, including divorce, support, custody, equitable distribution and related matters. John also counsels and represents clients with regard to bankruptcy and personal injury issues. http://www.wglaw.com/Professionals/John-Zurzola John has been providing legal advice and representation to clients in family law, bankruptcy, and personal injury matters for over a decade. John handles all divorce, custody, support, protection from abuse and other family law issues. His experience ranges from all facets of domestic relations...
Mary Cushing Doherty
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Norristown, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 679-9588 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Divorce and Family
Villanova University
Julia Theobald
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 981-1006 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Drexel University School of Law
Julia Alexa Theobald is an experienced litigation attorney who represents our clients in both Family Law and Criminal Law Matters. A political science major, she graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and then attended and graduated Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the Ciccarelli Law Firm as head of the Family Law Department Julia represented clients in domestic litigation such as family, divorce, adoption and custody cases as well as criminal litigation throughout the tri-state area in a busy private practice firm. Julia began her law career as a criminal defense attorney with the...
Mr. Louis F. Hornstine
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(215) 568-4968 1500 Walnut Street
22nd Floor, Penthouse Suite
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Carl J. Minster III
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 627-8200 521 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Divorce, Civil Rights, Elder and Family
Widener University School of Law
Adam M Horwitz
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(215) 545-2880 1420 Locust Street
Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Shawn M Brothwell
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Radnor, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 981-1006 150 N. Radnor Chester Road
Suite F200
Radnor, PA 19087
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Shawn is an important part of the Criminal Defense, DUI and Domestic Litigation team at Ciccarelli Law Offices. Shawn Brothwell was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Shawn stayed in the area for college, attending the University of Scranton, where he majored in psychology. After college, Shawn used his degree in the human service field, working as a social worker for special needs children. After four years of social work, seeking a new challenge, Shawn decided to enter the legal field.

Shawn left northeastern Pennsylvania for Pittsburgh, to attend the University of Pittsburgh School...
Craig Bluestein
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Fort Washington, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 643-9000 Law Offices of Craig B. Bluestein, P.C.
7237 Hollywood Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Kyle Conway
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney

Villanova University School of LawPennsylvania
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Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience

Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Pennsylvania
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.