Legal Areas of Practice
Our services have been custom tailored and refined based on our experience over the past 20 years as family law attorneys serving Chester County, Philadelphia and the Scranton Area in Pennsylvania. Select a legal area of practice below to learn more.
A child needs a parent who can incorporate him/her into a loving, supportive and committed family. At the conclusion of the adoption, the adoptive parent will receive all rights and responsibilities of the legal parent.
Child & Spousal Support
The obligation to support children is mandatory for all parents, and it doesn’t disappear in the event of a divorce. A spousal support claim can be made after the parties separate up until the divorce is final.
While many parents cooperate in sharing custody of their children, not all do. In those instances, where parents are unable to come to an agreement over custody, one or both parents can petition the court for its intervention.
Divorce is a deeply personal, life-changing event. If you are filing for divorce, or if you are just considering the possibility, you need an experienced divorce settlement lawyer to help you through the process.
You might be angry with your child, or simply scared. Or you might feel a sense of guilt that your child committed a crime. When your child has been charged with a juvenile crime, whether it’s a first offense or a subsequent offense, the emotions are strong and often conflicting.
Military Family Law
Active and retired military personnel face the same issues as the common citizen. We understand the nuances that being a part of the armed forces can add to those situations.
Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, meaning the courts look to distribute property in a way that is most fair for the situation, which may not necessarily be equal.
Marguerite Nealon has extensive experience representing a wide range of people. She has worked with people all around the world who have Pennsylvania family law issues.