Family Law Attorney West Chester, PA

Family Law Attorney West Chester, PA

What happens when domestic issues get out of hand?   What happens when issues require legal intervention?  The quick answer is:  residents of West Chester, PA reach out to the family law attorneys at LaMonaca Law.   


You can place your trust in our family-law firm!  It is, here, where life issues reach desired outcomes due to results-proven strategies and decades of expertise.  From divorce, child support, visitation rights and property settlements to abuse, adoption, child abduction and paternity tests, our family law attorneys possess seasoned experience in a vast array of practice areas.


Sometimes love boats or cruise ships can turn into battleships and family members feel like jumping overboard.  It is, then, when lifelines need to be tossed – when circumstances might seem the bleakest.  It would be our honor to help you and those you love.  There are solutions, you just have to know where to find them:  LaMonaca Law!


LaMonaca Law is award-winning, and our reach is impressive.  From family-law matters in counties throughout Pennsylvania, beyond state lines, and beyond US boundaries, we offer skilled expertise in a plethora of practice areas.  As family-law attorneys, we are more than a legal team, we genuinely care and we understand relational challenges – we have families too!

Your Family-Law Attorney = Your Potent Ally 

The following is a partial overview of family-law services we offer our West Chester, PA clients.

Family Law & Support  

Alimony – You are traveling a different path, now.  Don’t allow that to scare you.  Our family-law attorneys will make sure your lifestyle remains as normal, as possible, if divorce has become a reality.  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.  Be assured our family lawyers will be with you to ensure the best legal counsel for 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 family-law attorneys will fight for your rights to help ensure you receive everything 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 is fair and aligns with Pennsylvania law.     


Child Support – Establishing child support or modifications with existing child-support arrangements are, often, necessary.  Even if both parties can come to an agreement on this matter, a family lawyer is needed to handle the mediation and paperwork.


Whether you are paying child support or receiving child support, you want a family-law attorney 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 feel your child support may become compromised?  Is your estranged partner not making support payments?  Are you involved in a case of establishing paternity?  Call LaMonaca Law, now!

Family Law & International Issues 

Life can get really messy, especially when two people have become estranged and one person is a citizen of another country.  Whether your situation involves divorce, custody, or support issues inside or outside of the US, our family lawyers can, fully, assist!


Our family-law attorneys can 1) enforce a foreign divorce decree or settlement in Pennsylvania 2) handle child-custody issues when one parent resides outside the US or 3) obtain a child-support order when one parent resides outside the US.  


Our passion, dedication, and expertise have generated success stories that are novel worthy.  Our family-law attorneys have been responsible for reuniting clients with their children who had been abducted.  We have handled many international abduction cases involving multiple countries, with all cases handled professionally, aggressively, thoroughly, and expeditiously.  

Family Law & Family Mediation 

Mediation has to do with voluntarily ‘meeting in the middle’ with family-related issues of all types.  Here, both sides agree that discussing unresolved conflict regarding child custody, child support, alimony, annulments, and other marriage/divorce issues are best served with family-law attorneys who can facilitate open, effective, calm communication.  


We help clients stay out of court and we can enlist different mediators, if needed.  These professionals can work with both sides to help achieve desired outcomes for everyone involved. 

Family Law & Cohabitation 

It is very common for two unmarried people, who have lived together, to part ways.  Legally, circumstances can become a bit complicated, especially if children are involved.  If no cohabitation agreements were instituted, things can get ugly, very quickly. 


When cohabitation agreements are in place, child support or the division of assets after a break-up can move forward with far more ease.  One of our family-law attorneys can draw up a cohabitation agreement which would become legal in the eyes of the state of Pennsylvania.  Our family-law attorneys will make sure you are protected if the unanticipated were to occur!  

Family Law & Marriage and Divorce 

Our family-law attorneys handle prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements.  We can draft marital agreements that would be in place if divorce or separation were to occur.


Our family lawyers, also, craft agreements for same-sex partnerships and other situations where non-traditional families form a plan to reside together.  You can have assurance knowing you have a safeguard in place as you move into the future.


LaMonaca Law is extremely well versed in divorce law, and we can assist with the many intricacies of obtaining a divorce when it becomes a last option.  Our family-law attorneys provide in-depth knowledge regarding Out-of-Court Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Military Divorce, No-Fault Divorce, Post-Divorce Modification, Annulment, and Uncontested Divorce cases. 


Once a divorce has become finalized, one spouse may be ordered to pay alimony.  Our family-law attorneys ensure that those who are entitled to receive alimony get every penny they deserve and we ensure that those who will pay do not overpay!

Family Law & Family Arbitration 

Unresolved conflicts within families are part of life.  Every family has them, but it is how they are handled that can make the difference between revolt and resolution.  Our family-law attorneys will offer remedies and interventions that can help you and your family avoid taking personal issues to court.  


Whether it is our in-house professionals or other highly-skilled experts we draw in, our goal is to facilitate peaceful remedies and sound resolutions for all family members who may be affected – spouses, parents, grand-parents, and legal guardians.

Family Law & Name Changes 

LaMonaca Law can prepare and submit all the documents if a name change is desired.  Whether a name change is for you or for your child, we’ll do the work so you can spend more time on other priorities in your life.


Our family-law attorneys address other family-related issues, including:


  • Domestic violence & protection from abuse
  • Adoptions
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emergency custody & custodial time
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Annulments, and more!

Our Reputation Is Our Foundation

Mr. LaMonaca is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions:


  • Named “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 “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” – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Awarded recognition among “Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania” by The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine
  • Received a 10-out-of-10 Ranking Score on 
  • Mr. LaMonaca holds memberships in the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Divisions and other organizations. 

Contact LaMonaca Law, Today! 

Life is too short to allow conflict or uncertainty to reign and rule – LaMonaca Law is here to help you get your life back!  Our West Chester, PA patrons can gain more information and connect with our family-law attorneys in various ways: 


  • Call 484-440-9226 for, immediate, attention.
  • Visit to schedule a consultation.  Click and respond to the Schedule Consultation tab on our website.  We will reply, promptly!
  • Download our free ebook, The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide, available on our website.  May it empower you to move forward with resolve, confidence and grace!
  • Initiate a Live Chat with a member of our team. 
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Google My Business, and LinkedIn!

Going Beyond Client Expectations for More Than 20 Years

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