Divorce Lawyers Near Me Chester County, PA

Divorce Lawyers Near Me Chester County, PA

Searching for divorce lawyers near me in Chester County, PA brought you here – welcome to LaMonaca Law where help, hope, and healing are waiting for you during this time of emotional upheaval.  LaMonaca Law serves those in Chester County, PA who realize the critical importance of having strong legal representation when divorce becomes a reality.


As highly-seasoned divorce lawyers who serve civilian and military families, we will fight to ensure you receive the monetary support you are entitled to, fair and equitable distribution of personal assets, rightful child visitations, and more.  We, at LaMonaca Law, fully empathize with how divorce can hit one like a semi-truck.  The ramifications impact not only both spouses but the children, the extended family, and friends.


Though it is no consolation, you are not alone with your disappointment and sadness.  According to the US Census Bureau, more than 6,600 marriages are tossed into the divorce boxing ring every day!  The good news, however, is that your divorce proceedings do not have to turn into a boxing match.  As divorce lawyers, one of our primary goals is to nurture as much harmony, as possible, during this trying time in your life.  We will be by your side from start to finish! 


Your Powerhouse Divorce Lawyer Team


Perhaps you will be designated the custodial parent and you want strong legal representation to ensure maximized child support.  Your LaMonaca Law divorce lawyer will ensure you receive every dollar you are due!  If, however, you will be designated as the non-custodial parent, you may come to feel that the amount of determined child support is too high.  If so, we can work to lower the amount depending on extenuating circumstances or if child support is based on inaccurate documentation by the custodial parent.


Understandably, the topic of child custody can trip a trigger for many parents.  Also, the distribution of personal assets can generate high emotions that are raw and real.  Our divorce-lawyer team utilizes a campaign of congeniality to ensure peace, civility, and harmony are maintained between all parties.  We will utilize our firm’s ‘Team Approach’ to ensure the divorce process continues as smoothly as possible.      It’s all about what is fair, what is impartial, what is just, and what is legal – and, also, what is in the best interest of any children, involved. 


The Many Dimensions of Divorce


As divorce lawyers for Chester County, we offer our diverse experience and insight regarding an array of divorce-related practice areas::


Out-of-Court Agreements


Out-of-court agreements have the advantage of bypassing a judge who would, otherwise, decide how personal issues would be resolved.  Out-of-court agreements involve informal negotiations between both parties with respective lawyers who facilitate details concerning property division, child support, child custody, alimony, etc. 


Your divorce lawyer from LaMonaca Law would make sure agreements are negotiated in good faith and that the agreements do not, unfairly, compromise your rights – we will not allow anyone to take advantage of you!  Your divorce lawyer will draft and execute out-of-court agreements with minimal cost, minimal time, and minimized stress. 


Marital-Property Distribution


Your divorce lawyer will help determine the best solution for dividing and distributing marital property.  This could include real-estate in West Chester, PA or other locations as well as business assets, intricate investments, and more.  Marital property distribution can be efficient and straight forward or quite detailed.  Any final decision would be based on fairness rather than equality.


Military Divorce


Being part of a military family can add extra challenges to a pending divorce.  Fortunately, your West Chester, PA divorce lawyer can ease some of the emotional turmoil by handling all the aspects of your case!  


If you or your spouse might be on a tour-of-duty or a military assignment out of the state or out of the country, you can count on your LaMonaca Law divorce lawyer to work closely with you if details must be handled, internationally. 


No-Fault Divorce


No-fault divorces in Pennsylvania move forward as contested or uncontested.  Contested cases involve one spouse being in disagreement that a divorce is necessary.  If you are contesting your pending divorce, we will address the disputed issues to achieve the appropriate resolution.


Uncontested divorces mean both spouses agree the marriage should dissolve.  Our divorce lawyers can relieve some of the turmoil and tension as we, thoughtfully and thoroughly, guide our West Chester, PA clients through the no-fault process. 


Post-Divorce Modification


Seeking modifications to the terms of a divorce decree is not uncommon.  There are certain circumstances that can justify a post-divorce modification:  1) the misuse or abuse of drugs or alcohol by an ex-spouse 2) an ex-spouse having moved or planning to move to another state with the child(ren) 3) an ex-spouse being non-compliant with the property-settlement agreement 4) either ex-spouse experiencing severe injury and 5) notable changes regarding income, and more.  


Regardless of how long it has been since your divorce decree was issued, do not hesitate to contact our divorce-lawyer team to discuss a post-divorce modification if significant new developments have emerged.




Divorces end marriages, but annulments ‘deny’ the marriage, ever, existed.  Seeking an annulment could be due to 1) one party being under-age 2) one party being unable to consent due to some type of incompetence or 3) the marriage having been performed under duress, coercion, or fraud.  Other situations may apply.  


Are you desiring an annulment?  Your divorce lawyer would perform a thorough analysis to determine the appropriate course of action.  Annulments allow both parties to move forward without being labeled as ex-husband or ex-wife – it’s the closest thing to It never, ever, happened!


Uncontested Divorce


Some individuals believe that an uncontested divorce is better handled without divorce-lawyer representation.  This is not recommended.  Even in the most ‘simple’ or ‘peaceful’ divorce situations, issues can become very intricate.  Dealing with property assets, financial accounts, investments, custody of child(ren), spousal support, and other details would require a great deal of legal insight.


It is not uncommon for issues to arise in uncontested divorce cases which can turn into contested situations.  Unexpected disagreements would require a compromise before the divorce would become finalized, and having legal representation would be vital.  Your divorce lawyer would help to negotiate the terms as well as handle all the detailed paperwork.


Financial Support – Receive What You Deserve!


As divorce lawyers, we specialize in 6 different types of support:  1) Spousal support 2) Child support 3) Interstate Support 4) Paternity 5) Alimony Pendente and 6) Alimony.  Here are three of the most common types of divorce-related support.


Alimony – During a divorce proceeding, one spouse may be ordered to pay alimony which would hinge on the circumstances of the newly-ended marriage.  Generally, alimony is awarded to cover food, shelter, clothing, living expenses and, possibly, other costs.  In Pennsylvania, alimony is not guaranteed.  In the end, a judge will decide whether to award alimony.  Your divorce lawyer will be with you to support your alimony claim or defense.


Spousal Support – When spouses separate, the party who earns less may be entitled to receive spousal support from the higher earner during the pending divorce.  If you are a dependent spouse, you want your needs to be met during this time.  Your divorce lawyer will fight for your rights to ensure you receive what you are entitled to!


On the other hand, if you are the party required to pay spousal support, we will make sure your support obligation will be fair and aligns with Pennsylvania law.


Child Support – Implementation of child support or modifications with, existing, child-support may become necessary.  Even if both parties can come to an agreement, a divorce lawyer is needed to handle the mediation and the legal paperwork.


Whether you are paying child support or receiving child support, you want a divorce lawyer who will make sure you are not overpaying nor being underpaid!  Is your ex-spouse moving out of state or has he or she, already, done so and you remain concerned your child support could become compromised?  Is your estranged partner refusing to make child-support payments?  Call LaMonaca Law, right now!


Award-Recognized Expertise 


Mr. LaMonaca has received numerous awards and distinctions which include:  


  • Named a “Top Lawyer” (Ranked #1) fourteen times in Main Line Today magazine for “Divorce” and/or “Custody” (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2004)
  • Named an “Awesome/Top Attorney” (Ranked #1) for Family Law and Divorce in Suburban Life Magazine (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
  • Raised to AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0) by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubble (2017).  AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence in, both, legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Recognized by Daily Times Best Lawyers for “Family Law” (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine
  • Received a 10-out-of-10 Ranking Score on Avvo.com
  • Mr. LaMonaca holds memberships in the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Divisions and other organizations. 


Download Our Free Ebook 


Divorce is never easy.  Feelings can range from despair to relief and from depressions to celebrations.  Whatever you might be feeling with your very personal divorce situation, we have a free e-book we encourage you to download –  The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide, available through our website.  Our sincere desire is that the insight from this valuable resource will enlighten you and empower you with strength, assurance, and grace!


Contact LaMonaca Law, Right Now


If your spouse is being represented by a powerful divorce lawyer, shouldn’t you have the same?  You can connect our legal team in various ways: 


  • Call 484-440-9226 or 484-440-9284 for, immediate, attention.
  • Visit www.lamonacalaw.com to schedule a consultation.  Click and respond to the Schedule Consultation tab.  We will reply, promptly! 
  • Initiate a Live Chat on our website.
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Going Beyond Client Expectations for More Than 20 Years

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