Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers

Shawn M Brothwell
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
John M. Kenney
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Cheryl Rowe
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Drexel Hill, PA Divorce Attorney
(484) 452-6619 2225 State Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Divorce and Family
Drexel Hill, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 446-9000 830 Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Divorce and Family
Drexel Hill, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 259-1500 5030 State Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Kathryn Hilbush
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(610) 892-7511 200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverBlawgsearchSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(610) 565-6200 20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Kelsey Catania
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(610) 278-1143 8 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Ave Maria School of Law
Michael Maroto
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(610) 579-3986 200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
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...
Stephen M. Asbel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(610) 565-9696 20 W. Third Street
P.O. Box 625
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Villanova University
Stephen M. Asbel is a partner in our firm. He focuses on the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and estate administration. He is passionate helping individuals and families to plan for future needs for themselves and their children. Planning includes addressing needs regarding estate taxation, choosing fiduciaries to manage funds until children or other beneficiaries come of age, planning ahead for making medical decisions, addressing special needs of family members and other important decisions. Years before same-sex marriage recognition began to take hold in the United States, Mr. Asbel was already serving the planning needs of...
Kyle Conway
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverBlawgsearchSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 565-6200 20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Villanova University School of Law
Mr Peter Edward Bort
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(484) 440-2002 20 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
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.

Serving...
Patrick J Cooper
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Linda Walters
PREMIUM

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!
View Profile
Scott Matison
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(267) 332-1175 1 West Third Street
Suite 204
Media, PA 19063
Divorce and Family
Since 2009, Scott Matison has focused solely on matters of family law including, divorce, custody, support, abuse, adoptions and name changes. He handles property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, alimony matters and equitable distribution.

Mr. Matison practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has experience handling cases with a variety of financial circumstances. He previously practiced family law for nationally recognized law firms in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey. With offices in both Philadelphia and Media, Mr. Matison is now using that experience to continue helping his clients in the most cost-effective manner.
Mr. Matison served as the co-chair of the...
Christopher K Barber
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Havertown, PA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(610) 853-9090 2 Brookline Boulevard
Suite 2
Havertown, PA 19083
Divorce, DUI, Elder and Family
Shawn M Brothwell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
Springfield, PA Divorce Attorney
(610) 981-1006 1489 Baltimore Pike
Suite 221
Springfield, PA 19063
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...
Daniel A. Pallen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 566-1006 102 E. State Street
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Daniel A. Pallen, Esq., graduated from Boston College in 2002. Prior to attending law school at the Dickinson School of Law, he earned a Masters Degree from American University in Washington, DC. He earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in the same year. Prior to joining The Benari Law Firm, Mr. Pallen formerly practiced civil litigation an associate with a insurance defense litigation firm in Blue Bell, PA. Prior thereto, Mr. Pallen had practiced law as a Public Defender in the...
Julia Theobald
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
Springfield , PA Divorce Lawyer
(610) 891-1006 1489 Old Baltimore Pike
Springfield , PA 19064
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...
Joseph McIntosh
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(610) 566-1700 23 W 2nd St
Media, PA 19063
Divorce and Family
Suzanne Aimee de Seife
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(610) 420-9431 3317 Rodney Drive
PA 19073
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Thomas Petrelli Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(215) 523-6900 1845 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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....
Jennifer Dumin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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.
Patrick J Cooper
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII GoldSocial Media
(215) 814-0395 1489 Baltimore Pike
Suite 218
Springfield, PA, 19064
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...
Julia Theobald
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Kevin Zlock
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Joni Berner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Melinda Previtera
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(215) 523-6900 1845 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
Lori A. Frio-Walker
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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....
Diana Schimmel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(215) 523-6900 1845 Walnut Street
19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
Samantha Evian
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(215) 665-3000 Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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...
James Cushing
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(215) 563-7776 2047 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Temple University
See Mr. Cushing's profile here: http://www.fayerivacohen.com/jim-cushing/
Cyrus Shaw
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 987-0200 1420 Locust St
#420a
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Widener University
Jordan Kelleher Reilly
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(610) 400-1968 210 West Front Street
First Floor
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
In my 19 years of practice I've learned what is most important; to fight for my clients with passion, to listen to them with compassion, and to maintain the highest standards of ethical responsibility.
Michael J. Duffy Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

  • Free Consultation
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... Read More »
Tracey Lee Potere
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Rocco C Cipparone Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
806 Reed Street
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Divorce, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Family
Ann Funge
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Radnor, PA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(610) 977-0888 Radnor Financial Center, Suite F-200
150 Radnor-Chester Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Divorce, Appeals and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jonathon Luff
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Ronald David Ashby
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Media, PA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(610) 565-2200 210 W Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Arlene Glenn Simolike
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Jennifer Brandt
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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.
Lisa Harding
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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...
Evan S. Shingles
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Amanda J Iannuzzelli
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(610) 566-2424 349 West Baltimore Ave. 3rd Floor
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
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 meeting the needs of each individual client within their lifestyle and budget. By providing highly specialized attention, and developing individual roadmaps and plans for every unique client, we are able to maximize the value of time spent on your case and guarantee the best possible results.

Legal services are provided for matters ranging from Family Law to Criminal Law, to Wills and Estates, and Personal...
Jonathan Noble
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience

Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Pennsylvania
View Profile
Kyle Conway
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney

Villanova University School of LawPennsylvania
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Drexel Hill Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Penn Law Mediation Clinic
Philadelphia, PA


Support Center for Child Advocates
(267) 546-9200
Philadelphia, PA

Show More

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.