Family Lawyer Near Me West Chester, PA

Family Lawyer Near Me West Chester, PA

By searching for Family lawyer near me in West Chester, PA you found us, and we welcome you!  We are LaMonaca Law and it is here where powerful and effective resolutions take place due to the compassion, expertise, and dedication our Family Lawyers offer West Chester, PA and beyond.


This area of law demands a generous level of sensitivity since family matters are, often, very delicate and wrought with emotions.  From family arbitration, cohabitation agreements, and divorces to adoptions, domestic violence and name changes, our family lawyers comprehensively address family-related issues of all types – some very easy and some very challenging which may involve representing litigants in a court of law.


If you find yourself embedded in a highly-sensitive or inflamed family-related issue that seems to have no recourse or resolution, you will benefit from a dedicated family lawyer from our legal team.  Your family lawyer would 1) offer a listening ear 2) provide moral support 3) professionally pursue your claim and 4) minimize and potential escalation.


Are you worried your child might be taken away by your estranged spouse without your consent?  Our firm’s family lawyers are in a position to obtain a geographical restriction on a child’s residence which safeguards a child not moving away with the other party, without the other parent’s consent.   This represents only one example of how our family lawyers intervene on our clients’ behalf.


With LaMonaca Law by your side, you will partner with a highly-seasoned family lawyer who will implement a tailored plan to achieve desired outcomes – as peacefully and amicably as possible!  Our firm’s family lawyers handle issues not only within West Chester, PA but nationally and internationally, as well.  Our reach is comprehensive and our expertise is in-depth!  


We Won’t Raise Our Voice – We’ll Perfect Our Case 


The following is a partial summation of the Family Law services we provide.  Our goal is to facilitate positive results professionally, calmly, and compellingly!


Financial Support  


 Alimony – Though divorce may have placed you on an unplanned journey, we’ll make sure your lifestyle remains as unaltered, 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.  We will be with you to ensure you benefit from 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.  A LaMonaca family lawyer 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, your family lawyer from our legal team would make sure your support obligation is fair and aligns with Pennsylvania law.     


Child Support – Implementation of child support or modifications with, existing, child-support arrangements are often granted to a custodial parent.  Even if parents can come to an agreement, a family lawyer is needed to handle the mediation and paperwork.


Whether you are paying child support or receiving child support, you want powerful legal representation to ensure 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, without delay!


International Issues 


Life can become extra complex 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 legal team 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 tenacity and expertise have generated success stories that are novel-worthy.  Our family lawyers have been credited with reuniting clients with their children who had been abducted.  We have handled many international abduction cases involving multiple countries.  Every international case is handled professionally, aggressively, thoroughly, and expeditiously.  


Family Mediation 


Mediation has to do with voluntarily ‘meeting in the middle’ with family-related issues of all types.  Here, both sides discuss unresolved conflict regarding child custody, child support, alimony, annulments, and other marriage/divorce issues.  At LaMonaca Law, our family lawyers have the expertise and resources to facilitate open, effective communication through calm mediation procedures.  


Our legal team helps clients stay out of court, and we can enlist different mediators, if needed.  It becomes a team approach where all parties can reach desired outcomes. 




Frequently, two unmarried adults will choose to live together but, eventually, choose to part.  Legally, this can become complicated, especially, if children are involved.  When no cohabitation agreements exist, the waters can become quite muddied, quite quickly. 


On the other hand, child support or the division of assets after a break-up can proceed far more fluidly if legal arrangements are, already, in place.  One of our family lawyers can draw up a cohabitation agreement which would become legal in the eyes of the state of Pennsylvania.  We will make sure you are protected if the unanticipated were to occur!  Your future is created by what you do, today!


Marriage and Divorce 


Our family lawyers 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 design a plan to reside together.  You can have peace-of-mind knowing you have a safeguard in place as you move into the future.


LaMonaca Law offers unsurpassed expertise in divorce law.  Our family lawyers handle 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 lawyers 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 Arbitration 


Unresolved family conflicts can become the elephant in the room that is never addressed.  As a result, stress and boiling points can ensue.  How conflicts are handled can make the difference between revolt and resolution.  Your LaMonaca family lawyer will offer remedies and interventions that can help you and your family avoid taking personal issues to court.  


Our goal is to facilitate peaceful remedies and sound resolutions for all family members who may be affected –children, spouses, parents, grand-parents, and legal guardians.


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 lawyers address other family-related issues, including:


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


Accolades and Awards, Galore


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


  • 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 as 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” – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Awarded the “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, as well as other organizations. 


Change Can Begin, Today!


Life is too short to allow conflict or uncertainty to rule your world – LaMonaca Law is here to help you get your life back!  Our West Chester, PA neighbors can connect with our legal team in various ways: 


  • Call us at 484-440-9226 or 484-440-9284 for, immediate, attention.
  • Visit our website to schedule a consultation.  Respond to the Schedule Consultation option on our website.  We will reply, promptly!
  • Download our website’s free ebook, The Pennsylvania Divorce, Custody & Financial Survival Guide.  May it empower you 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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