Divorce Lawyers Near Me West Chester, PA

Divorce Lawyers Near Me West Chester, PA

Divorces are never fun – they are heartbreaking, for most people.  For some, it becomes an emotionally-altering experience that generates sadness for a lifetime.  For others, it becomes a welcome relief.  When children are involved, divorces can become particularly complicated.  


If you find yourself in the midst of facing a divorce, our divorce lawyers at LaMonaca Law can handle every detail!  We serve West Chester, PA residents as well as a host of communities in Chester County and beyond.  Over the decades, we have seen it all; we have experienced it all – we are here to listen and we are here to help!


Though it is little consolation, are you aware that a marriage ends in divorce every 13 seconds in the US?  Feeling alone in this world can become depressing and devastating, but there is one thing you can count on: you won’t be alone with our divorce lawyers by your side!  We will be with you, every step of the way!


At LaMonaca Law, you can also count on our compassion and empathy as we offer you guidance and support during this difficult time in your life.  But there is one more thing you can count on with LaMonaca Law:  we will use this very personal experience to help empower you!  We offer perspectives and results-proven strategies that help turn feelings of victimization into feelings of becoming victorious!

Promoting Calm and Congeniality   

There are any number of elements embedded in divorce proceedings that can cause the most mild-mannered person to become disruptive and disorderly.  From custody issues to the distribution of assets to alimony, things can get heated.


Our goal, however, is to nurture and maintain as much peace and congeniality as possible – and it IS possible!  As divorce lawyers, we are seasoned and highly-skilled in this arena, and we implement our firm’s ‘Team Approach’ to ensure the divorce process continues as seamlessly, as possible.  We make sure our West Chester, PA clients are not taken advantage of and that they, fully, receive what they are legally entitled to! 

Your Divorce – We’ll Make it Right

Our divorce lawyers are experts in their field concerning a comprehensive range of 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 would 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!  Our divorce lawyers 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 and elsewhere, business assets, intricate investments, and more.  Marital property distribution can be efficient and straight forward or quite complex.  Any final decision would be based on fairness rather than equality.

Military Divorce

Being part of a military family can add extra challenges when dealing with a pending divorce.  Fortunately, our West Chester, PA divorce lawyers can ease some of the emotional burden 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, our divorce lawyers can, fully, assist when 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 modification 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 lawyers 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?  Our divorce lawyers 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 complex.  Property assets, financial accounts, investments, custody of children, spousal support, and other details can require a great deal of legal experience.


It is not uncommon for issues to arise in uncontested divorce cases which can turn into contested divorce cases.  Unexpected disagreements would require a compromise before the divorce is final, and having legal representation would be critical.  Our West Chester, PA divorce lawyers help to negotiate the terms as well as handle all the intricate paperwork.

Financial Support Should Never Be Compromised

Our divorce Lawyers, serving West Chester, PA 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 types of the most common divorce-related support.


Alimony – Our divorce lawyers will see to it that your previous lifestyle remains intact, as much as possible.  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.  Our divorce lawyers 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.  Our divorce lawyers 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, be assured your support obligation will be fair and aligns with Pennsylvania law.


Child Support – Implementation of child support or modifications with, existing, child-support arrangements can 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, now!

Expertise That Is Award Winning

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


  • Named a “Top Lawyer” 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 

We, strongly, encourage you to download our free ebook, The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide, available through our website.  May the information from this valuable resource enlighten you and empower you with resolve, confidence and grace!

Contact LaMonaca Law, Right Now

If your spouse has a powerful divorce lawyer, shouldn’t you have the same?  West Chester, PA residents can connect with 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 with a member of our team.
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Going Beyond Client Expectations for More Than 20 Years

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