Media, Pennsylvania Family Lawyers

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
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CONFIDENT, EXPERIENCED AND FIGHTING FOR YOU

Ryan Hyde is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. In addition to handling hundreds of DUI cases through all stages of trial Ryan served as a DUI ARD Coordinator and as one of lead... Read More »
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Kyle Conway
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney

Kyle is enthusiastic and passionate about working with families to help them through every stage of the legal process. He brings integrity and dedication to each client's matter. He prides himself on being available... Read More »
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Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
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Pennsylvania Family Law Attorney with 30 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 fights for... Read More »
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Shawn M Brothwell
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Springfield, PA Family Law 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 stayed in the area... Read More »
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Kathryn Hilbush
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(610) 892-7511 200 North Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(610) 565-6200 20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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-...
Michael Maroto
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(610) 579-3986 200 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Scott Bonebrake
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney
27 E. Second St.
Media, PA 19063
Family, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I was born and raised in Media and still live in Media today. Since being admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars in 1995, I have used my experience, knowledge and tenacity to fight hard for my clients. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware in 1989 and a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law in 1995, where I attended the evening division while working full time, first as a claims adjuster for State Farm and then as a law clerk. After law school graduation, I...
Mr Peter Edward Bort
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(484) 440-2002 20 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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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Enrique Latoison
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(610) 999-1439 212 West Front Street
Suite 300
Media, PA 19063
Family, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Temple University
Managing Partner and founder of Latoison Law, Enrique Latoison, Esq. represents a diverse portfolio of clientele, including individuals, families, businesses and working professionals, in all of their legal needs. Mr. Latoison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he received awards in class excellence and accolades in distinguished class performance and outstanding trial advocacy. He was a member of Temple University’s environmental moot court team and traveling trial team, competing in trial advocacy tournaments nationwide. In 2004, Mr. Latoison received the Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award for Outstanding Trial...
Kyle Conway
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(610) 565-6200 20 W 3rd St
#300
Media, PA 19063
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Villanova University School of Law
Kyle is enthusiastic and passionate about working with families to help them through every stage of the legal process. He brings integrity and dedication to each client's matter. He prides himself on being available to speak with you when you need your attorney, and he excels in working out settlement solutions. Kyle is a graduate of Villanova Law School, where he was an editor for the law journal, and where he had the opportunity to work as an intern in the Philadelphia District Attorneys' Office. Kyle also worked as a law clerk for...
Matthew J. Bilker
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(610) 565-3700 300 West State Street Suite 300
Media, PA 19063
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Matthew is an associate in the litigation department of Eckell Sparks in Media, PA. Matthew joined Eckell Sparks in September of 2013 after finishing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable John P. Capuzzi, Sr., in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. In 2015, he was appointed as the Editor of the Delaware County Legal Journal.



Matthew currently serves as an Assistant County Solicitor in Delaware County’s Office of the Solicitor. Previously, he acted as Solicitor for the Marple Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Matthew is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. He has conducted CLEs...
Kelsey Catania
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(610) 278-1143 8 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Ave Maria School of Law
Ronald David Ashby
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(610) 565-2200 210 W Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Karen Ulmer Pendergast
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Pennsylvania Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

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 »
Julia Theobald
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Pennsylvania Family Law 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 Baltimore, Maryland... Read More »
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Julia Theobald
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Springfield , PA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(610) 891-1006 1489 Old Baltimore Pike
Springfield , PA 19064
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Maureen Callahan Repetto
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(610) 565-3008 212 W Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Widener University
Jordan Kelleher Reilly
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(610) 400-1968 210 West Front Street
First Floor
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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.
Amanda J Iannuzzelli
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(610) 566-2424 349 West Baltimore Ave. 3rd Floor
Media, PA 19063
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Daniel A. Pallen
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer
(610) 566-1006 102 E. State Street
Media, PA 19063
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Scott Matison
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Media, PA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(267) 332-1175 1 West Third Street
Suite 204
Media, PA 19063
Family and Divorce
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...
Joseph McIntosh
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(610) 566-1700 23 W 2nd St
Media, PA 19063
Family and Divorce
Media, PA Family Law Lawyer
(610) 565-6010 333 W Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Media, PA Family Law Attorney
(610) 891-2265 111 Elwyn Rd
Media, PA 19063
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Media, PA Family Law Attorney
(610) 565-4750 320 W Front St
Media, PA 19063
Family and Divorce
Linda Walters
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Exceptional, Dedicated Family Law Attorney and Mediator! Call Now for Help!

I am an experienced and skilled Pennsylvania family 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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Patrick J Cooper
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Compassionate Family Law attorney with experience across Philadelphia.

Our firm has years of legal experience handling a variety of Family Law cases across the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and more. Contact us to schedule a consultation. Read More »
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Suzanne Aimee de Seife
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(610) 420-9431 3317 Rodney Drive
PA 19073
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Probate
Jonathon Luff
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Paoli, PA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(610) 643-4644 73 Chestnut Road
Paoli, PA 19301
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Lori A. Frio-Walker
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Radnor, PA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(215) 774-1149 150 North Radnor Chester Road
"not mailing address"
Radnor, PA 19087
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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....
Ann Funge
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Radnor, PA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(610) 977-0888 Radnor Financial Center, Suite F-200
150 Radnor-Chester Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
David Strenfel
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Paoli , PA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(610) 643-4644 73 Chestnut Rd
Paoli , PA 19301
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Widener University
David was born and raised in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania in Luzerne County. After graduating from Lake-Lehman high school, David attended King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania where he studied Political Science. After graduating from King’s College David started his career as a computer programmer and database administrator.

David decided to pursue his passion for law and enrolled at Delaware Law, Widener University . While at Widener David was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society participating in numerous competitions where he was the winner of the scholastic competition and participant in the East Region Alternative Dispute Resolution competition in New...
Marta Laynas
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West Chester, PA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(610) 692-3460 1221 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Family
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Attorney Marta Laynas is committed to providing personal, compassionate and thorough legal representation to individuals and families in Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties. Her law firm focuses exclusively on family law matters. Since 1987, she has established a solid reputation among colleagues of the bar and the bench. Ms. Laynas makes every effort to resolve clients' legal issues through mutual agreement, including negotiation and mediation, and this approach has saved many people time and money and reduced their emotional stress. But when mutual agreement is not possible or favorable for my client, she is fully prepared to go to court...
Pamela Ann Crowther
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Paoli, PA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(610) 889-1550 43 Leopard Road
Paoli Executive Green II, Suite 301
Paoli, PA 19301
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Cornell University
Pamela Crowther is an experienced attorney whose practice involves criminal and civil litigation including family law, business litigation, constitutional challenges, securities enforcement and government compliance, health care fraud, criminal defense, and civil and criminal appeals. With over twenty years of experience, she is a seasoned litigator with clients who run the gamut from the individual seeking advice on custody to a large corporation facing product liability claim. Her practice covers a wide-range of civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts and before administrative tribunals. She has represented numerous corporations and individuals in product liability cases; complex commercial and...
Michael T. Malarick
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Boothwyn, PA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(610) 816-6683 2211 Chichester Avenue
Suite 201-B
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Michael T. Malarick, Esquire, is a licensed attorney in PA and NJ with over 25 years of experience. The law office of Michael T. Malarick, is a Delaware County law firm located in Boothwyn, PA. Michael Malarick handles civil law cases including: car accidents, landlord tenant matters, personal injury, slip and fall, subrogation, workers compensation, social security disability, and wills & estates. As a bankruptcy attorney, Michael Malarick handles Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Under criminal law, Michael T. Malarick handles DUI & DWI cases, record expungements, and driver license suspensions. Under family law, the law office...
Eric Trajtenberg
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Radnor, PA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(610) 696-8344 Radnor Financial Center
150 N Radnor Chester Rd F200
Radnor, PA 19087
Family
Villanova University School of Law
Wayne Von Lyon
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Paoli, PA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(610) 889-1550 43 Leopard Road
Paoli Executive Green II, Suite 301
Paoli, PA 19301
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Asbestos and Business
Villanova University School of Law
Wayne Lyon is a versatile litigator, focusing his practice on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in areas such as business litigation, wrongful death, insurance coverage litigation, and contract disputes. Wayne utilizes his unique analytical skill set to offer his clients efficient and effective representation. He has a uniquely diverse background with extensive experience representing clients in both the private and public sector. Wayne has represented insurance policyholders, insurers, risk retention groups and insurance professionals in complex insurance litigation and transactional insurance matters. He draws on this comprehensive, broad-based experience to offer his clients creative and effective solutions in all...
Phyllis T. Bookspan Esq.
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Media, PA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience

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... Read More »
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C.J. Lyford
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Pennsylvania Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION (Clients in U.S. and Worldwide) Consultation and legal services to parents and agencies re preparation of Orphan Petitions and Hague Convention Petitions; Home Study and related pre and post... Read More »
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Nusrat J. Rashid
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Chester, PA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
419 Avenue of the States
Suite 406
Chester, PA 19013
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Farzana Qaizar Hassonjee
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Chadds Ford, PA Family Law Lawyer
(610) 361-8079 125 Commons Court
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Immigration
Bernard Faigenbaum
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Ardmore, PA Family Law Attorney
(610) 642-1200 7 E Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
Family
Randi Vladimer
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Radnor, PA Family Law Lawyer
(610) 975-9898 320 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Christopher K Barber
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Havertown, PA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(610) 853-9090 2 Brookline Boulevard
Suite 2
Havertown, PA 19083
Family, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Theresa Ann Hartzell
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Havertown, PA Family Law Attorney
(484) 452-6619 410 W.Township Line Road, Suite 3
Havertown, PA 19083
Family
Matthew Fox
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(215) 523-6900 1845 Walnut Street
19th Floor
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
PHILADELPHIA, PA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
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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(215) 523-6900 1845 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
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.
Brad Jonathan Sadek
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(610) 432-3111 1489 Baltimore Pike
#218
Springfield, PA 19064
Free ConsultationSpringfield, PA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers University - Camden
Proudly helping residents of the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region for over 14 years!

Sadek & Cooper Law Offices, LLC provides high quality legal services, including Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Business Bankruptcy Law, Divorce and Family Law, among other legal fields to clients throughout Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas, including, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware Counties and Southern New Jersey.

Our primary law office is conveniently located near public transportation and attractions in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Our lawyers are readily available for our clients and understand that you may not be in the most ideal situation. Our office offers...
Thomas Petrelli Jr
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West Chester, PA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(610) 431-4012 1585 McDaniel Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Family and Divorce
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....
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.