Coopersburg, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers

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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Barry C. Shabbick, Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Dedicated Divorce Law Representation!

I am an experienced and successful divorce attorney. I fight for the rights and best interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts and call for a free consultation.
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Wendy Ashby
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Quakertown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 26 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...
Michael Applebaum
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(610) 253-5400 527 Hamilton Street
Lower Level
Allentown, PA 18101
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Michael H. Applebaum has tried hundreds of cases and represented thousands of clients in his over 40 years of practicing law in Pennsylvania. His professionalism, conversational style, statesmanlike honesty and tenacious trial methods have earned him the respect of Judges, jurors, clients, associates, and the community as a whole. Perhaps one of the most difficult and best known cases in which Michael H. Applebaum was involved was the murder of a Philadelphia teenager named Eddie Polec on November 11, 1994 about which the book In Eddie’s Name: One Family’s Triumph over Tragedy was written. In 1960, entered...
David William Crosson
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(610) 351-2264 609 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 10
Allentown, PA 18101
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Ohio Northern University
David W. Crosson provides counsel to Lehigh Valley families in all areas of family law including divorce, custody and support and advises clients on more complex matters involving property division, visitation, and relocation. He provides family members with the support and knowledge necessary to reach fair agreements while handling sensitive issues delicately and professionally. David also provides estate planning and administration services and has experience drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives and Living Wills, while also handling estate matters from start to finish.
Elissa Griffith Waldron
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Emmaus, PA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(610) 421-8409 22 South Second Street
Suite 200
Emmaus, PA 18049
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
New England Law | Boston
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania native with over thirty (30) years of experience & committed to all aspects of Family law in a tri- County area, Lehigh, Northhampton, & Carbon counties. Practice also includes Berks & Schuylkill upon request.
Four (4) time winner of “Best of the Valley” Divorce & Family Law Attorney. Past Instructor of Legal Research at & Current Instructor of Family Law Second Saturday Program at Penn State University , Center Valley Campus. .
Extensive understanding of 2016 Tax Reform Act ( effective 2018 & 2019), forensic accounting methodologies & business valuation methodologies in determination of marital...
Matthew Mobilio
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(610) 882-4000 609 W. Hamilton St.
Suite 100
Allentown, PA 18101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Dickinson School of Law
Matthew Mobilio founder of Mobilio Law, graduated from Penn State University and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. After law school he completed a clerkship with the Honorable Richard A. Gray. He then worked for a firm in Williamsport where he built from scratch the firms' divorce and custody practice. He was then given the opportunity to move back to the Lehigh Valley where he and his wife grew up and he spent several years practicing as a trial lawyer defending insurance companies against personal injury claims. Attorney Mobilio is pleased...
Mary J. B. Eidelman
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(610) 437-7850 1248 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce
Duquesne University School of Law
Principal, Eidelman & Associates, 2003 to Present. Appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County as Master in Divorce, 1995-2001, heard all contested divorce cases in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, averaging 100 per year. In private civil practice in family law, estates and personal injury, 1987-1995. Law Clerk to the Honorable James Knoll Gardner, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas (now of the U.S. District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania), 1983-1985. Attorney Eidelman, has more than 28 years of experience as a domestic relations lawyer, including her tenure as the Master in Divorce in Lehigh County. She...
Amy J. Miller
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
1042 Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Attorney Miller has been practicing in Berks County and Lehigh County since 2011. She primarily practices family law which includes divorce, custody, support, adoptions, name changes and pre and post nuptial agreements. She also assists clients in estate planning and probate matters.
Attorney Miller proudly participates in the Berks County Pro Bono Representation Program, the Modest Means Program and volunteers with Wills for Heroes.
Christopher Paul Mullaney
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Red Hill, PA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(215) 679-7931 598 Main St
PO Box 24
Red Hill, PA 18076
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Christopher P. Mullaney graduated Cum Laude from Widener University School of Law. While at Widener University, he was a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and was President of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Mullaney is a graduate of the Hill School and Gettysburg College where he majored in Psychology. Mr. Mullaney is engaged in criminal, civil, business, real estate, family and Orphans’ Court matters in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, and Lehigh counties. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In addition to trial...
Mary Regina Beier
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Allentown, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 434-6662 523 W. Linden St.
Allentown, PA 18101
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Mary Beier graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and then co-founded the law firm of Beier, Beier & Beier with her husband Bart Beier. She is an experienced litigator with particular emphasis on personal injury and equine litigation. Mrs. Beier also works in the firm’s family law practice. She focuses on client communication and understanding throughout the course of a client’s legal problem. She is adept at working out creative and cost-effective solutions that clients can be happy with.
Leighton Cohen
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(610) 433-8933 465 W Linden Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Leighton Cohen is an experienced family lawyer in the Lehigh Valley. From his office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Leighton Cohen proudly serves clients throughout Lehigh County and the surrounding area, including Bethlehem and Easton. Aggressive in the pursuit of victim's rights.
Dawne Astride Casselle
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(610) 351-2177 1330 S. Fountain Street, #1
Allentown, PA 18103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Los Angeles
Legal Problems, protect your Rights. Quality Legal Services. General Practice including Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business & Financial Matters. 28 years in SouthEastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Lehigh Valley, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We Fight Hard For You!
Barry C. Shabbick, Esq.
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(610) 767-4821 2200 W. Hamilton St
Suite L1
Allentown, PA 18104
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
I have dedicated my practice to helping clients in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, family law and divorce, social security disability, and general civil litigation. As the son of a coal miner from a small town, I understand the unique challenges facing many blue collar working families. I have extensive litigation experience, including argument before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. I have handled hundreds of workers' compensation cases to a favorable outcome, including successfully arguing employee status of a truck driver fatally injured on the job. I have successfully handled hundreds of simple and complex...
Carolyn Frisoli Furst
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(610) 433-2430 121 N. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Suite B
Allentown, PA 18104
Divorce, Family, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Dickinson School of Law
Born and raised in Salisbury Township, Carolyn Frisoli Furst, Esquire proudly calls the Lehigh Valley home. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Moravian College, Bethelehem, Pa in 1984. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in 1987. She was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1987. She was subsequently admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court. Attorney Furst is a member of the Family Law Section of the Lehigh County Bar Association. She has also served as editor of the Lehigh Valley...
Vanessa M. Nenni
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Bethlehem, PA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(610) 861-5100 622 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Temple University
I have been practicing law in the Lehigh Valley since 1986. When I first arrived in Bethlehem, I took the larger firm route and was employed by larger firms for the first half of my legal career. When I opened my private "solo" practice, for the first time, I truly understood what it meant to be an attorney and "counselor" at law. I understand that retaining the services of an attorney can be emotionally exhausting and an incredibly trying time. I know and understand that your legal matter is of great importance to...
David B. Shulman, Esq.
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 767-4821 2200 W. Hamilton St.
Suite L1
Allentown, PA 18104
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Jennifer Grossi
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Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
1248 Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Attorney Grossi's law firm is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law. By limiting her practice to one area of law, she is able to offer focused and highly experienced legal representation. She handles all aspects of contested and uncontested divorce, including complicated marital estates and high-asset cases. From custody, spousal support and child support to alimony and division of assets, Attorney will represent you throughout every aspect of your divorce. She also assist families who are seeking to adopt.
William Paul Bried
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Allentown, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 433-6011 1600 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce and Family
Thomas Petrelli Jr
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(267) 938-4480 44 E Court Street
2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
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....
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(215) 348-3800 196 West Ashland Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
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 experience to confront all complex legal issues in the area of divorce, custody and support having served in this field since 1995. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Pendergast has significant training in mediation and has settled many cases out of court and served as a mediator in custody disputes.

Karen Ulmer Pendergast is the founding member of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., a law firm that provides services in the areas of family law, estates and probate,...
Dawn Padanyi
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(267) 217-3296 37 S. Clinton Street
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...
Michael Prasad
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(267) 938-4480 44 East Court Street
2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Michael Prasad is dedicated to helping people through their family-related legal issues. While his focus is on divorce and family law, Mr. Prasad also assists clients with child support, custody, alimony and estate planning issues including trusts, and post-divorce tax planning.

Michael also has experience handling complex cases involving couples in the LGBTQ community and advocated for their rights to reproductive technology.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mike worked for a behavior health hospital with patients going through major crises. From this experience, he learned how to actively listen, empathize, and help individuals move forward. He decided to become a lawyer...
Susan M Gibson
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(215) 345-8000 100 S. Main Street
Suite 201
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Susan M. Gibson is an experienced family law attorney and litigator with almost ten years of litigation experience. Susan focuses her practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, and spousal support. Susan has extensive experience litigating family law matters throughout the Philadelphia five-county area and she currently focuses her practice in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Susan uses her years of experience to zealously advocate for her clients, seeking settlement whenever possible, but always prepared to litigate any matter if settlement is not possible.

Susan strives to develop and maintain...
Kevin Zlock
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(215) 340-5500 123 North Broad Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Dickinson School of Law
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 Zlock is a founding partner of Zlock & Coverdale, PC. The firm has offices in Langhorne-Newtown, PA and Doylestown, PA. Kevin Zlock received his J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 1990. Previously, he received an undergraduate degree in History from Lehigh University. Kevin's practice focuses on divorce, custody, support, and property division issues, with the goal to resolve matters outside...
Daniel Martin Keane
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(215) 348-1776 107 East Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Daniel M. Keane is a Shareholder in the firm. Dan’s main areas of practice include family law, DUI defense, dependency, general criminal defense, civil litigation and Orphan’s Court litigation. He is a member of the Bucks County Children & Youth Attorney Conflict List representing parents in dependency and termination of parental rights matters, and is currently serving as a conflict attorney for the Office of Guardian Ad Litem in which he is appointed by the court to represent children in dependency proceedings. In addition, Dan is a member of the Bucks County Orphan’s Court Attorney Appointment List in which he...
Robert Thomas Repko
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Colmar, PA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
190 Bethlehem Pike
Suite 4
Colmar, PA 18915
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Real Estate
Dickinson School of Law
As a founding partner, Robert T. Repko has dedicated his professional career to helping those who need it most, when they need it most. He built a successful trial practice focusing on representing individuals in matters related to divorce, custody, support, domestic violence and protection from abuse, as well as driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) and criminal defense, juvenile law and underage drinking. Mr. Repko also represents individuals, businesses and corporate entities in construction litigation, mechanic’s lien and real estate matters, and has extensive trial experience before both juries and judges. Mr. Repko is licensed to practice law in...
Henry Charles Markofski
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Gilbertsville, PA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(610) 367-4444 1258 East Philadelphia Avenue
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Charles graduated from the Hill School in 1973 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in 1977. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware in 1981. Charles was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County from 1981 to 1985. Charles was admitted to practice before the following Courts: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - 1981 U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1984 Supreme Court of Florida - 1984 United States Patent and Trademark Office – 1992 He went on to...
Patrick McMenamin
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Lansdale, PA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(215) 822-1888 2307 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Since 1990 Pat McMenamin has been practicing law in the Philadelphia area. He has experience in all areas of the law and can help regardless of the nature of your legal situation. Pat is a graduate of the Widener University School of Law, Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and LaSalle College High School, in Springfield Township, Montgomery County. Pat was an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County from 1990 through 1992, and has been in private practice since. Pat is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a member of the North...
Patricia Cooley
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Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University
Patricia H. Cooley practices divorce and family law in Bucks, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties and is widely regarded as one of Pennsylvania's top divorce lawyers. For over twenty-five years Ms. Cooley has focused her practice in family law, including divorce, dividing marital assets, spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and domestic violence law. There are few, if any, other practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania with more experience or in-depth knowledge of the law and the courts in divorce and other family law matters than Ms. Cooley. Having devoted her practice exclusively to Pennsylvania divorce law for over two decades,...
Alison M. Reigh
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(215) 345-8000 100 S. Main Street, Suite 201
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ayla O'Brien
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(215) 495-9860 37 South Clinton Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Michelle A Winter
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Colmar, PA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(215) 822-5266 190 Bethlehem Pike
Suite 1
Colmar, PA 18915
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI and Family
Michelle A. Winter left a career as a health professional in the early 1990’s to pursue a life-long dream of becoming an attorney. Upon graduating from Temple Law School in 1996, she worked two years as in house counsel with a major medical malpractice insurance firm. In early 1998, she opened her own law practice where she has focused on the needs of families and businesses in her community. Michelle’s practice currently encompasses several areas of law with a focus on Family Law, including adoptions, divorce, custody, support, Power of Attorney, Wills and Living Wills. The office also stays...
Kevin J. Handy
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(215) 923-3040 100 S. Main Street, Suite 202
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce and Family
Temple University
Kevin J. Handy handles a wide variety of legal matters in Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, PA, and practices in both state and federal court. Mr. Handy's practice areas include personal injury law, product liability, automobile accidents, contract negotiations and disputes, general business law, insurance coverage issues, real estate law and consumer fraud. Mr. Handy also handles a variety of family law matters, including divorces, custody cases, trusts and estates, and Orphans' Court litigation. A substaintial portion of Mr. Handy's practice is also dedicated to handling appeals. With over twelve years of experience and top...
Paul Joseph Bender
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Bethlehem, PA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(610) 867-3900 2005 City Line Road
Suite 106
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Eleanor Flannery
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 348-2605 90 E. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce and Family
James Madsen
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Easton, PA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(484) 548-0529 1000 Paul Street
Easton, PA 18045
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Drexel University
James Madsen was born in Flemington, New Jersey, but spent most of his adult life in Easton, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C. and a Juris Doctor from Drexel University School of Law where he attended under a Law Trustees' Scholarship.

Before partnering with Spitale, Vargo, Madsen & Blair, he operated a solo practice from 2011 to 2015. He has been employed by the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, The Philadelphia Defenders' Association and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
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MaryBeth McCabe
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
171 S. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Divorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Allentown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 435-6300 2030 Tilghman St
Allentown, PA 18104
Divorce
Allentown, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 821-7070 455 Linden St
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Allentown, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 437-1122 441 Linden St
Allentown, PA 18102
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Bethlehem, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 882-2111 901 W Lehigh St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Divorce, Family, Municipal and Personal Injury
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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.