Jenkintown, Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyers

Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
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Experienced and professional divorce lawyer. Call today!

I’m an experienced divorce lawyer and dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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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. 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! Read More »
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Samantha Evian
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

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... Read More »
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Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
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Experienced divorce lawyer who will fight for you. Call now!

I’m an experienced Philadelphia divorce lawyer and I will help you and your family throughout your case. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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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 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,...
Maribeth Blessing
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Rockledge, PA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(215) 663-9016 310 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
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Douglas R. Lally
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Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 30 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...
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
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 680-3745 410 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 881-2212 815 Greenwood Ave
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 885-2330 500 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 885-5589 261 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 886-1266 261 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 572-6868 410 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Jared M Smith
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Pennsylvania Divorce Lawyer

Jared is part of the Ciccarelli Law Offices Litigation team. Jared grew up in North Huntingdon, PA in Westmoreland County. He received his J.D. from Penn State Law School. Following graduation, he served as the Senior... 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. Read More »
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Jenkintown, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 885-2330 500 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Jenkintown, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 572-6868 410 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Divorce and Family
Linda Walters
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Oreland, PA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(215) 836-1142 114 Montgomery Ave
Oreland, PA 19075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
My Journey...

I first thought of pursuing a career as an attorney when I was taking a course in the inequalities of our judicial system during my undergrad work at Penn State. By the time I finished that course, I had made up my mind to attend law school and become an attorney. Once I graduated law school and passed the Bar Exam, the first area of law I practiced was a Pro-Bono case involving child custody. Today I still practice Family Law as well as Real Estate and Estate Planning, Criminal, Business, Probate and Contracts.

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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...
Lori A. Frio-Walker
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Bala Cynwyd, PA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(215) 774-1149 333 East City Ave
"not mailing address"
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning 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....
Danielle Agnes Peters
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Horsham, PA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(215) 366-7839 721 Dresher Road, Suite 1200
Horsham, PA 19044
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Danielle Peters, a partner at Bloom Peters, LLC, focuses on civil litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with a special focus in family law. Ms. Peters is a skilled litigator who handles difficult legal matters, including high conflict divorce and custody matters which often involve children with special needs. Ms. Peters is also trained in collaborative law for situations where clients want to take a more civilized approach to their legal issues. Ms. Peters is an ardent advocate for her clients.

Ms. Peters remains committed to not only helping clients navigate the court system, but finding creative solutions...
Mark Yurovsky
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Southampton, PA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(215) 969-3004 1111 Street Road, Suite 305
Southampton, PA 18966
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Mr. Yurovsky specializes in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, family law and real estate matters. Mr. Yurovsky received both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration Degrees from Temple University. He received his Jurist Doctorate from Widener University, Delaware.
Kathy Bloom
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Horsham, PA Divorce Attorney
(215) 366-7839 955 Horsham Road
Suite 307
Horsham, PA 19044
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Attorney Bloom is a collaboratively trained attorney who uses alternative methods of dispute resolution to keep parties out of court and help them resolve their issues in a constructive and productive manner. Similarly, she is trained in advanced methods of mediation and acts as a neutral mediator to help parties resolve their legal issues amicably. Ms. Bloom is a member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania and serves as an officer on their Executive Board. She is also associated with the Center for Peaceful Resolution, a group of collaborative attorney-mediators otherwise known as Lawyers with Heart.

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Carl Knapp
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Ambler, PA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(215) 268-6333 809 N. Bethlehem Pike
Building F
Ambler, PA 19002
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Carl M. Knapp is an experienced family law attorney who handles cases involving child support, spousal support, divorce, alimony, property division, pre-nuptial agreements, custody, adoptions, name changes, and protection from abuse (PFA). Attorney Knapp represents clients in the Courts of Montgomery and Bucks County. He has over 25 years of experience helping clients with their family law issues.
He understands the pressures on families today, especially if the parties are separated. He can draw upon his years of experience litigating family law cases to advise clients on the best course of action for their specific situation. Having worked in the...
Jonathan Noble
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Lafayette Hill, PA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(610) 256-4843 PO Box 30
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Julia Alexa Rogers
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Get help now! Dedicated and experienced divorce lawyer. Call today!

I’m an experienced Philadelphia divorce lawyer and represent clients in all types of divorce cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will guide you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Joshua Evan Tebay
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Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience

Joshua Tebay is a passionate personal injury and criminal defense attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices in West Chester. He believes strongly that as an attorney he has the responsibility to maintain unquestioned... Read More »
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Evan S. Shingles
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 17 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
Michael Kuldiner
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Feasterville, PA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(215) 942-2100 922 Bustltone Pike
Feasterville, PA 19053
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Steven Rubin
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Plymouth Meeting, PA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(610) 701-5818 2250 Hickory Road
Suite 110
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1047
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Villanova University School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Charles J. Meyer
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West Conshohocken, PA Divorce Attorney with 32 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...
Brian Edward Sipe
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Huntingdon Valley, PA Divorce Lawyer
(215) 525-1511 67 Buck Road, B-5
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
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
Ian J. Musselman
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Richboro, PA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(215) 828-1682 Po Box 185
Richboro, PA 18954
Divorce, Criminal, Family and IP
Matthew Fox
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(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street
Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
Divorce and Family
Widener University
Matthew F. Fox joined Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC in 2018. He brings with him 20 years of legal experience representing clients in all areas of family law. He concentrates his practice in divorce and spousal support, equitable distribution of assets, custody and child support.

Prior to joining the family lawyers at Petrelli Law, Matthew worked at his own private practice at The Law Office of Matthew F. Fox, P.C. Before forming his own practice, Mr. Fox was a partner at a prominent Pennsylvania law firm.

Matthew has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding legal work on several occasions....
Melinda Previtera
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(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street, Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
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.
Patrick J Cooper
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 10 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...
Kevin Zlock
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DIVORCE LAWYER IN DOYLESTOWN, PA: YOUR FAMILY CRISIS IS OUR CONCERN.

For over 28 years, Bucks County Family Law and Divorce Attorney Kevin Zlock has had a very successful career as one of the top family law attorneys in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Attorney Kevin Zlock is a founding... Read More »
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Shawn M Brothwell
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Free consultation! Experienced divorce lawyer will fight for you. Call now!

I’m an experienced Pennsylvania divorce lawyer and represent clients in all types of divorce cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will guide you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Thomas Petrelli Jr
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 17 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....
William C. Kirby
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(267) 225-6233 1617 John F Kennedy Boulevard
#1190
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Divorce and Family
Duke University School of Law
Within his family law practice, William Kirby values his client relationships above all else. That’s why he does everything in his power to find optimal solutions for their legal matters involving divorce, separation, custody, support, and more. Clients quickly see that William sincerely cares about them and that they can be confident in his advice.

As a primary lawyer at Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC, William heads the firm’s Moorestown, NJ location. He serves a wide range of clients including celebrities facing high-asset divorces. Bill is a passionate, appreciative, and motivated person who is dedicated to empowering individuals and families with the...
Dawn Padanyi
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Doylestown, PA Divorce Attorney with 13 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...
Mary Cushing Doherty
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Norristown, PA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(610) 275-0700 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce and Family
Villanova University
With a distinguished record of professional and community service, Mary Cushing Doherty has more than 35 years of legal experience in the area of family law. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of marital dissolution and family law issues including divorce, child support, custody, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreement asset protection, complex property division, and more. Ms. Doherty is an experienced and certified Arbitrator and Mediator. She strives for the amicable resolution of divorce when possible; however, she is a zealous litigator when it serves the best interests of her clients.

Ms. Doherty has been an award-winning Course Planner...
Jenny Saltzman
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Norristown, PA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(610) 924-2870 516 DeKalb Street
Suite C
Norristown, PA 19401
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
City University of New York - Queens College
I am an experienced litigator who has practiced law in both the public and private sectors. I am able to effectively represent clients in all aspects of litigation and in particular, navigate the court system and appear before judges. Additionally, I have strong research and writing skills which also enables me to effectively advocate for clients. I am admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
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Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(610) 565-6200 20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Phyllis Bookspan is a highly respected and experienced attorney with over 35 years experience. She founded Bookspan Family Law, LLC (BFL) with the goal to do family law differently--to present a holistic option for clients undergoing perhaps the second worst trauma in their lives and to help them get through it with the the best result, the least emotional angst. We believe in tamping down the fires rather than fueling them, but that does not mean that we don't fight hard for you in every aspect of your case-...
Jennifer Dumin
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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.
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...
Kathryn Hilbush
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Media, PA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(610) 892-7511 200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jonathon Luff
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Philadelphia, PA Divorce Lawyer with 6 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...
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Jenkintown, PA 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 experience to confront all complex legal issues in the area of divorce, custody and support having... Read More »
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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.