West Chester, PA 19380
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Ciccarelli Law Offices
Divorce is only one area where your family, the people who are closest to you, and the law intersect. There are also laws governing your relationship with your children — who can make decisions for your children and who will take care of them. There are laws governing how a person should financially support his or her children. There are laws governing how one goes about adopting a child and legally becoming a parent.
When a family situation becomes truly tragic, there are laws governing response to domestic violence. Whenever your personal family issues encounter the law, it's important to have an experienced attorney guiding you through these difficult and complicated legal matters.
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping our clients find resolution to their family law concerns, whether it's a divorce, the resulting matters pertaining to custody and support for children, an adoption, domestic violence, a change or name or anything else related to family law. We seek to get matters settled with as little drama and as little stress as possible.
Call our office today at (877) 529-2422 or send an online message, and we'll set up a free initial consultation so you can get a better idea of what your legal options are. Your initial one one one meeting with an experienced family attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices is your no-obligation opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about your future.
We have convenient office locations in West Chester, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, Plymouth Meeting, Springfield, King of Prussia, Malvern, and Radnor. We are proud to serve clients throughout the Philadelphia area and Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Chester County, Montgomery County, Lancaster County and Delaware County areas.
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, you get a team, dedicated to helping you through what is likely a difficult, stressful time with high stakes. Family law cases are often very complicated, and involve the most important elements of your life. We're a team of tough, but level-headed family attorneys, ready to take on the most complex of cases and seek resolution for our clients.
Lee Ciccarelli, founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices, has been practicing for more than 20 years, and is a well-known name in the Chester County legal community. Lee Ciccarelli has a wide range of experience in the courtroom, and understands the needs of clients who have complex family law issues.
When two people get married, they hope marriage dissolution will never be a part of the picture. Sadly, reality often dictates otherwise. Sometimes, one of the spouses does something so awful that the other spouse simply cannot go on as a couple. Everyone changes over the course of life, and, sometimes, people change so much they're no longer the same person they were when they married. When a marriage no longer functions and the people in the marriage wish to move on with their lives, it's time to consider divorce.
Even when the process is amicable, it's a frightening ordeal to face. You have built a life with your spouse, and a divorce in Pennsylvania means unraveling that life. There are many ways to approach this including: no-fault, at-fault, collaborative, seeking mediation or litigating. It can be a significant challenge to choose which one is right for you.
Our experienced West Chester family attorneys will look at your circumstances and your goals, and advise you on what path is a best fit for you. We'll take a hard, objection look at you situation and be frank and forthcoming with our analysis. We will always be honest with you.
A marriage may end, but there remains the custody and care of children. For custody decisions, there is the issue of who gets legal and physical custody, and whether that custody will be shared, sole, primary, partial or supervised. Legal custody is the right to make decisions for the child, including decisions about medical issues, education and religious upbringing. Physical custody means actual physical control of the child. As a parent, both are tremendously important and we can help.
It costs a great deal to raise a child. In Pennsylvania, the non-custodial parent may be required to pay a certain amount monthly as child support. A family lawyer in Chester County from our firm can represent your interests, whether you are the custodial parent seeking to be fairly compensated for the expenses of raising a child, the non-custodial parent who has fallen on hard times and needs a modification of a child support order, or any other child support situation.
Not all family law matters are tied to divorce and division. When you wish to bring a child into your life, you may adopt. However, adoption law in Pennsylvania is a complicated legal procedure, regardless of the circumstances under which you are adopting or the methods you are using. An adoption lawyer at Ciccarelli Law Offices can guide you through this process and help your family make this important step.
We are pleased to be able to help you with any other family law matter, whether you are seeking protection from domestic violence, need a legal change of name, have a guardianship issue or anything else. We are knowledgeable attorneys able to serve a broad range of clients.
Domestic Relations, Title 23 of the Consolidated Statutes of Pennsylvania – Regulations passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the Governor can be found on this webpage. This includes statutes that outlines adoption provisions, access to domestic records, property rights in marraige, and more.
Chester County Family Court – The Chester County Court serves a population of half a million people. This Court oversees matters involving divorce, division of property, child custody, and child support. The Chester County Justice Center hears most family law matters while a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas hears the more complex child support issues upon appropriate motion.Chester County Justice Center,
Domestic Relations Forms: Chester County – Under Title IV-D, Lancaster County maintains a variety of important resources and services related to the federal child support program. This website, maintained by the Chester County Government, contains important links for matters related to child support.201 W. Market Street, Suite 3400
Lancaster County Domestic Relations Office – Matters related to family law, from divorce to child support, are heard by the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas with resources maintained by the Domestic Relations Office. This webpage contains FAQ and contact information of the DRS (Domestic Relations Office) in Lancaster County, PA.Lancaster County Domestic Relations Office
Montgomery County, PA, Court of Common Pleas – In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a county of over 800,000, the Court of Common Pleas oversees family law matters. This includes issues from Divorce to Child Custody.Montgomery County Court House
Delaware County, PA, Court of Common Pleas – The Court of Common Pleas in Delaware County is responsible for hearing more than just criminal and civil cases. It also handles matters involving family law, such as divorce and visitation issues.Delaware County Courthouse & Government Center
Delaware County, PA, Domestic Relations Office – The County's Domestic Relations Office is responsible for establishing, collecting, and enforcing the legal financial support for children and spouses in the area. This webpage contains important contact information and answers to frequently asked questions.Curran Building
Our law firm is proud to continue a tradition of passionate advocacy on behalf of all our Pennsylvania family law clients. We represent clients throughout the state, including Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Coatesville, Ephrata, Norristown, Villanova, Newtown Square, Media and surrounding communities. Call us today at (877) 529-2422 or send an online message for a free consultation over your family law matter.