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Experienced Family Law Counsel To Give You Peace Of Mind

The combination of legal issues and family can be combustible. Even if a divorce is uncontested, you still have to make important legal decisions that will have an impact for years to come. As you try to protect your rights as an individual, you are also trying to address the best interests of the family. This experience can leave people emotionally raw, which is why the steady presence of a veteran lawyer can be reassuring during this time.

I am an attorney who has served families of Erie and western Pennsylvania for more than 40 years, providing family law guidance and estate planning counsel based on extensive knowledge and experience.

I handle each case personally, sitting down with clients during initial consultations to listen to their concerns and objectives. I take a great deal of pride in my ability to personalize my services to address the individual needs and preferences of each client, and I never lose sight of the great importance of excellence in client service.

I Assist Pennsylvania Families In A Broad Range Of Situations

I am prepared to help you with a range of family matters, including:

  • Marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships
  • Divorces and legal separations
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support and alimony
  • Domestic violence
  • Distribution of assets and debts
  • Creation of a special needs trust

I understand mediation sometimes is the best approach to resolving family law issues. It can create a solid foundation for moving forward as co-parents and it is less expensive and faster than litigation in court. Unfortunately, this is not always the right approach, particularly if domestic violence or an uncooperative spouse is an issue. If we do go to court, I have an extensive background in litigation and have tried cases all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. I can also assist you in other services related to your family law case, including modifying your will or child guardianship designation after a divorce.

Always Putting Your Interests First

If you have any questions about the legal challenges you face or want to schedule an in-person consultation, do not hesitate to call my office at 814-580-9495. I also respond promptly to online inquiries.