Chatham, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers

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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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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Cyrus Shaw
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer

Widener UniversityNew York and Pennsylvania
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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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Hilary S. Styer
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Oxford, PA Divorce Lawyer
208 E Locust St.
Oxford, PA 19363
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Michelle Power
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(610) 696-4760 60 W. Boot Road
Suite 201
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Michelle Power has brought her family law experience to a history-rich firm that has been serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents for over 60 years. The Charleston firm is conveniently located right outside the West Chester borough. We place our client's needs at the forefront of everything we do and we believe the highest compliments are referrals. However, we offer free consultations to everyone because we know hiring an attorney may be a major decision in your life. We want you to feel 100% comfortable with the lawyer you are about to choose and we want to make sure all...
Mr Peter Edward Bort
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Phoenixville, PA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(610) 933-9700 1260 Valley Forge Rd, Ste 104
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
Bort Law exclusively utilizes a collaborative approach to divorce, child custody, support arrangements, prenuptial agreements, and many other family law matters. The goal of collaborative law is to solve problems together, restructure effective relationships for the future, and prevent unnecessary court battles. During face-to-face meetings, the parties and their collaborative team create a dialogue to produce an honest exchange of information and an expression of needs and expectations. Issues are openly discussed, and problem solving is direct and solution-oriented. The parties remain in control of the decisions that are made, rather than leaving the outcome up to a judge.

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(484) 653-5354 120 N Church St, 2nd Flr
West Chester, PA 19380
(484) 440-2002 20 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
(610) 994-0072 21 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Julie J. Marburger
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(610) 436-8300 13 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce and Family
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Julie Marburger focuses her practice in the area of Family Law, specifically Divorce, Custody and Support. She graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina with a double Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation & Community Planning, as well as Art History. She then proceeded to graduate school at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she obtained a Masters of Historic Preservation and participated in the Pi Kappa Sigma Honors Fraternity. Ms. Marburger attended law school at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she received the Dean’s Award, graduated a semester early and was in the...
(610) 374-2400 606 Court Street
Suite 203
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 323-7436 800 East High Street
P.O. Box 444
Pottstown, PA 19464
Terence P. Ruf Jr.
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(484) 786-9203 37 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Terence earned his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998. Terry began his legal career soon after garduating from Penn State. His professional experiences prior to and during law school include positions as a trial technology technician at a national litigation support firm in Washington D.C, as a paralegal for a Philadelphia defense firm, as a paralegal for staff counsel for one the largest insurers in North America, and as a law clerk at a Plaintiff’s firm in Chester County. While working full time as a paralegal, he attended the Widener University, School of Law, where he earned...
Levi S. Wolf
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(610) 436-8300 13 W. Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Levi S. Wolf is Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Wolf was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and educated in the Pottstown elementary schools through sixth grade. He graduated from The Hill School in 1989, earning membership in the Cum Laude Honor Society. Mr. Wolf began his undergraduate studies in the University of Pittsburgh College of Engineering, where he was an Engineering Honors Scholar. He then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and...
(610) 323-7436 800 East High Street
P.O. Box 444
Pottstown, PA 19464-0444
(610) 374-2400 606 Court Street, Suite 203
Suite 200
Reading, PA 19601
Michael Maroto
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(610) 579-3986 142 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law and Widener University Delaware School of Law
Like many of the Firm’s attorneys, Mr. Maroto brings a multi-faceted approach to his cases and draws upon a solid understanding of legal, financial and tax issues germane in today’s complex litigation matters. Throughout his entire career, he has specialized in business and financial issues and how those issues relate to a client’s pending legal action. Because of his unique back-ground, Mr. Maroto is involved in many of the Firm’s complex litigation and business matters.

Mr. Maroto primarily concentrates his attention on the Firm’s growing business and estate law areas of practice and caters to those clients whose cases present problems...
(610) 579-3986 200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Jennifer A. Fink
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(610) 410-0099 158 W. Gay Street
Suite 212
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law and Widener University Delaware School of Law
Jennifer was born and raised in a small town on the outskirts of Baltimore, in Dundalk Maryland. After high school, Jennifer joined the United States Army Reserves, with her sights set on the G.I. Bill. During her earlier years in the military, Jennifer served as a legal specialist in the 8830th MP Brigade out of Fort Meade, Maryland.
In 1999, Jennifer moved to Delaware where she was employed as an orthodontic assistant. Several years later Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Wilmington University. At the...
Bruce L. Baldwin
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 436-8300 13 W. Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Villanova University
Bruce L. Baldwin was born June 6, 1959 in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Souderton Area High School in 1977. Mr. Baldwin attended West Chester University, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Summa Cum Laude. Following his undergraduate work, Mr. Baldwin studied at Villanova University School of Law, where he was active in the Moot Court Board, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1984. Mr. Baldwin began his practice of law in Collegeville before coming to Pottstown in 1987, where he has practiced law with firm founder Jack Wolf ever since. Mr. Baldwin...
(610) 323-7436 800 East High Street
PO Box 444
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 374-2400 606 Court Street
Suite 203
Reading, PA 19601
Wesley Legg
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(484) 401-7079 28 South Darlington Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, DUI and Family
New England Law | Boston
Wesley is a native of Chester County. He attended Bishop Shanahan High School and graduated in 2002. He went on to attend West Chester University but then decided to transfer to Penn State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2006. After graduation, Wesley, decided to go to work in the construction industry. During this time, Wesley contemplated attending law school. With the encouragement of his (later to become) wife, Elena, he decided to attend law school, his real passion. In 2008, Wesley and Elena moved to Massachusetts. Wesley enrolled at the New England...
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer with 22 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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Cecil Roy Hoskins III
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney
(302) 275-5980 Levy & Hoskins Law Group, LLC
134 North Church Street, Second Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
At Levy & Hoskins Law Group, LLC, we practice Family Law, including Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Divorce, Property Division, Alimony, Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and Protection from Abuse. We also focus on Criminal Law, including DUI, Drug Crimes, and Motor Vehicle Crimes. Our attorneys practice in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Berks County, and Lancaster County. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Irene J. Levy
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(267) 222-0837 Levy & Hoskins Law Group, LLC
134 North Church Street, Second Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
At Levy & Hoskins Law Group, LLC, we practice Family Law, including Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, Divorce, Property Division, Alimony, Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and Protection from Abuse. We also focus on Criminal Law, including DUI, Drug Crimes, and Motor Vehicle Crimes. Our attorneys practice in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Berks County, and Lancaster County. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Seamus M Lavin
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(484) 887-0779 101 East Evans Street
Walnut Building - Suite A
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Villanova University School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Seamus Lavin joined Wetzel Gagliardi & Fetter LLC in 2014. Seamus has been representing individuals, families and businesses in a variety of transactional and litigation settings for over a decade. Seamus’ transactional practice is focused towards assisting clients in the acquisition, protection and transfer of wealth. He achieves these goals by means of effective estate planning, business formation, real estate management, contract negotiation, and the efficient resolution of unavoidable litigation. His emphasize on the use of in-depth consultations enables him to implement estate plans tailored to each client's specific needs and goals. ...
Matthew T. Hovey
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 436-8300 13 W. Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Family and Municipal
Villanova University
Matthew T. Hovey was born in Kingston, PA and grew up in Forty Fort, PA, in Luzerne County. Mr. Hovey received his Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College in 2006, with a major in Political Science and a Minor in History. He was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science) and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History). Mr. Hovey studied at Villanova Law School, where he was a published member of Villanova University's Law Review and Reimels Moot Court Competition. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2009, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2010...
(610) 323-7436 800 East High Street
P.O. Box 444
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 374-2400 606 Court Street
Suite 203
Reading, PA 19601
Jeffrey J. Valocchi Esq.
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Downingtown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 269-0900 342 E. Lancaster Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335
Divorce, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Date of Birth - December 4, 1952 (Downingtown) Married - Wife: Beth E. Valocchi Children: Twin Daughters - May 26, 1989 Alexandra - American University Anastasia - St. Joseph's University Born and Raised in Downingtown One of Eleven Children Parents: Ben A. & Amina C. Valocchi Residence of E. Brandywine since 1985 Member of St. Joseph's Parish
Linda Labiak MacElree
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 344-7600 16 N New St.
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce and Family
Villanova University School of Law
Linda MacElree (Lynn) is knowledgeable, tenacious, a formidable opponent and passionate about practicing family law. Lynn has been the head of her own boutique law firm concentrating in family law matters since 1987. After clerking for the Honorable Leonard Sugerman, Lynn has practiced for over 30 years, concentrating exclusively in the area of family law in Chester County. Lynn has a straight-forward approach to cases. In a divorce matter, after determining the marital assets, her goal is to help find solutions to the division of assets and, if appropriate, Lynn will help work out an alimony solution....
David M. Dougherty
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Downingtown, PA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(610) 873-1740 506 E. Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Solo Practitioner handling Family Law, Criminal cases and Basic Estate planning.
Chad B Hienz
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west chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 981-1006 304 North High Street
west chester, PA 19380
Melissa Edelstein
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(610) 579-3986 139 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Penelope A. Boyd
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West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(610) 692-3400 535 North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Villanova University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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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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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Julia Theobald
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 981-1006 304 N. High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
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...
(610) 981-1006 1515 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(610) 891-1006 1489 Old Baltimore Pike
Springfield , PA 19064
(610) 981-1006 313 W. Liberty Place
Suite 300
Lancaster , PA 17603
Steven Rubin
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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(610) 701-5818 1109 Saunders Court
Suite 206
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Villanova University School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Parkesburg, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 857-9401 424 W 1st Ave
Parkesburg, PA 19365
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Kennett Square, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 444-3971 284 W St Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Kennett Square, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 444-8018 696 Unionville Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Divorce and Family
West Chester, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 436-9300 144 W Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce and Family
Malvern, PA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(610) 993-0201 635 Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Exton, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 458-4959 747 Constitution Dr
Exton, PA 19341
Divorce and Family
West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(302) 312-9505 17 Wilmont Mews
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 431-4012 1585 McDaniel Dr
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce and Family
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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Cheryl Rowe
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 22 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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West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 692-0500 10 N Church St
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Exton, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 458-3110 747 Constitution Dr
Exton, PA 19341
Divorce and Family
Oxford, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 932-9464 137 W Locust St
Oxford, PA 19363
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 436-9300 144 W Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
West Chester, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 738-4800 1450 E Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
Divorce, Animal, Business and Family
Cheryl Rowe
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Lancaster, PA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(866) 232-1913 8 N. Queen Street
Suite 1102
Lancaster, PA 17602
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Real Estate
Dickinson School of Law
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 focuses on divorce, custody, support, bankruptcy and estate planning as well as estate administration. I have extensive trial experience, but I am committed to helping each client resolve their matters out of court whenever possible.

Focusing on each client's particular needs and desires, in addition to a deep commitment to client service, is the foundation of my practice. Listening and working together with the...
(610) 478-7725 1200 Broadcasting Road
Suite 101
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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King of Prussia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
630 Freedom Business Center
3rd Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
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...
(215) 752-6200 174 Middletown Blvd.
Suite 300
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 348-3800 196 West Ashland Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
610 Old York Road
Suite 400
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Charles Rick
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Pottstown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 850-9036 933 N. Charlotte Street
Suite 3-B
Pottstown, PA 19464
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Attorney Rick started working in the legal field as a file clerk for Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre LLP, a large, widely-known law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2006. During law school, he began working with Usry, Weeks & Matthews A.P.L.C. up until he graduated from Loyola University, College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He subsequently returned to Pennsylvania and began working at a small neighborhood law firm as an associate attorney. In 2012, he began working at Roland Stock, a solid and well established law firm in Reading, PA. ...
Wendy Ashby
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Quakertown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
314 West Broad St.
Suite 118
Quakertown, PA 18951
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Wendy J. Ashby, Esquire prides herself on the responsiveness she provides to each and every client. Her philosophy of service is to pursue the most efficient resolution of each matter. Ms. Ashby is recognized for the creativity she brings to her legal strategies and negotiations. She is also revered for the aggressiveness in which she will fight for her clients' entitlements.

Ms. Ashby has devotedly pursued the practice of law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1992 in the areas of Wills/Estates, Elder Law, Mediation, Family Law and Adoptions. Ms Ashby is the owner of the...
Dawn Padanyi
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(267) 217-3296 196 W. Ashland Street, Suite 307
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Syracuse University
Dawn Padanyi is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Syracuse University College of Law where she was the Co-Director of the Grant Opportunity Program and a member of the Community Development Law Clinic While at Syracuse, Ms. Padanyi was chosen to receive two grants to perform legal work at the local and state level. Ms. Padanyi is a Pennsylvania and Massachusetts licensed attorney. She is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also proud to be selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Bucks...
(267) 217-3296 37 S. Clinton Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Amanda J Iannuzzelli
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney

Whatever your legal needs, THE LAW OFFICES OF AMANDA J. IANNUZZELLI can meet them. We offer a full range of services, from document drafting to full service representation with the goal of working with and... Read More »
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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.