• Philadelphia Family Law Lawyer
    Legal issues surrounding the family can be challenging.
    Our goal is to protect and support Philadelphia area families through all of life’s changes with as little stress as possible. If you're ready to discuss your legal options, we can help you get started with the rest of your life. Appointments start at $100. Schedule A Consultation

Family Law Attorney with offices in Philadelphia & New Jersey

Family is at the heart of American life. Family law is the means by which families survive or avoid turmoil to secure the future. Petrelli Law secures the future for American families by providing reliable and authoritative practical counsel today.

Family law covers many issues depending upon the status and stage of life the family is in. Many think of us as divorce lawyers, but we’re equally active in the following areas:

  • LGBT Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Legal Separation

Our primary purpose in any aspect of family law is to help our clients evaluate the available legal options to make wise and realistic decisions about the direction they wish to take. Life will go on. Our clients get to the best possible future by taking charge of their situation.

Schedule a consultation now with a family law attorney who is recognized as an authority in family law and who want to help you today. Call (215) 523-6900 now, and take the first step toward tomorrow.

Melinda Previtera
Building great relationships with clients is the cornerstone to Melinda’s successful practice as a family law attorney. Her passion and experience allows her to tackle the most complicated cases with confidence and knowledge to obtain the best outcomes for her clients.
Tom Petrelli
Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. is a family lawyer who focuses his practice on cases of divorce and related matters, support, custody, and parental rights. He was selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2010-2013 and 2015-2017.
Diana Schimmel
Diana’s extensive experience as a family law attorney has given her the intimate knowledge necessary to achieve the best outcomes for her clients and has allowed her to successfully represent those navigating through divorce, custody, support, enforcement and modification of agreements, domestic violence, paternity and adoption.


  • Petrelli Law worked with me on case and he was great. His staff and lawyers are so friendly and helpful. You can tell they cared by how quickly they returned my calls. Even if Mr. Petrelli was unavailable to assist me, his associate was there to answer my questions. I am very happy with their work and their rates are reasonable. If you need a family lawyer, these are the guys to go to.
    A Pennsylvania Client, Delaware County, PA
  • Exceptional job. Mr. Petrelli handled my divorce. He was able to settle the matter before trial so that it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Not only is he a good lawyer but he turned out to be a good friend in the end as well. He treated me like family the entire time. Not that I would go through a divorce again, but if i did I would call his firm. Thank you so much!
    A Divorce Client, Delaware County, PA
  • I presently using Petrelli Law. They are excellent. Very professional, very knowledgeable about the law & straight to the point. Tom Petrelli saw us after hours and took extra time on our first meeting (even though the consultation was only for an hour) because he wanted to make sure we understood everything. Very happy with this firm.  I will be recommending them both to family and friends. 
    A Family Law Client, Montgomery County, PA
  • This firm is very good. They gave me good advice and so far I’ll still have custody of my grandchildren and with his help I shall maintain that custody. Superior.
    A Family Law Client, Philadelphia, PA
  • This firm was honest & straight with me about my future options. No fast or double talk, they were compassionate & well thought out about where to go next. Their rates were also very reasonable & I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. I cannot say nicer things about them & their knowledge of the law in PA and their overall compassion, which you don't find too often in the lawyer field. Bravo! and Thanks Again. Truly AAA++ rating.
    A Divorce Client
  • I USED MR PETRELLI FOR MY DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY. I GOT WHAT I WANTED. He is very nice and well mannered. He communicates well but does not over communicate to run up costs. My divorce was completed in a timely manner and at a very reasonable price. I would use Mr Petrelli again for other matters such as wills and support for my children if I need.
    Maylee, a Divorce client
  • I'm shocked at how fast this whole process happened. Petrelli Law was able to make an offer to my spouse and negotiate a deal so that I could see my kids and settle all of our property disputes. I really thought this was going to be a long drawn out process, but they got the job done. They even opened his office during the blizzard so we could come in and sign the papers. All that is left to do now is wait for the court to process everything and get our decree. I really don't know how to thank him enough.
    A Divorce Client, Montgomery Co, PA
  • My experience with Petrelli Law was uniquely positive; having had previous experience with Attorneys involving Divorce matters, his approach was informative, patient, and most of all knowledgeable. I found working with this firm made dealing with the issues much more tolerable in an environment which is never pleasant. I would highly recommend Petrelli Law  to anyone who would ask.
    Richard, a Divorce client, 3 years ago
  • I needed someone who could help me with my complicated divorce. Petrelli Law was recommended to me by a friend who used him for his divorce.  My husband promised he would suck me dry—it was very hard time for me. He gave my case and me a lot of attention. I am thankful for all of their help and the successful outcome of my divorce. I'm so glad I chose them to represent me. They are knowledgeable and responsive, even when I text the attorney in my own mini crisis, very rare qualities in any service industry these days.
    Katya, a Divorce client
  • Petrelli Law handled my divorce. I think they did a great job. The office always answered my questions within a reasonable time. The fees were what I expected from my divorce. I would recommend if I knew someone else divorcing. "Hate the game, not the player."
    A Divorce client, 2 years ago
  • Tom handled my case with the help of his associate Kristen from start to finish. I met with Tom and he thoughtful, interested and very matter of fact about what was going to happen in my case. And you know what? He was right. He has become my go to guy on all my issues now. You can trust in Tom and his firm.
    Anna, a Divorce client
  • I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent advocate and worthy adversary. Most importantly, he helps his clients maintain perspective and guides them through the divorce process in a fashion which allows all involved to move forward productively.
    Michael Fenerty, Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
  • The trauma of divorce and separation is hard enough. Many lawyers think fees not people. This firm has the character and experience and compassion to be the lawyer you need at the most difficult time of your life
    Michael Kuldiner, Divorce Lawyer in Feasterville, PA
  • I endorse Thomas Petrelli as a superb divorce attorney. Tom is very attentive, compassionate, and aggressive on behalf of his client. Tom undertakes all of his representations with one goal - ensuring that his clients get the best legal representation and the best possible outcomes under the circumstances. Moreover, Tom is very knowledgeable and qualified to handle all levels of divorce matters.
    Fabio Sciarrino, in Jenkintown, PA
  • Mr. Petrelli is an excellent trial attorney and is knowledgeable in the law. Since I've known him, he has been a rising star in the area of family law and domestic relations. In addition, I've referred quite a few of my own clients to him, and they've been pleased with his work.
    Mr. Petrelli is an excellent trial attorney and is knowledgeable in the law, Brad Shuttleworth, Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is difficult. We've helped thousands successfully manage the end of their marriage. We can get through this together. Learn more taking the next step in your divorce.

Philadelphia Family Law Lawyer

We've collected resources to help you learn about your rights in the areas of divorce, mediation, property division, custody, support and adoption.

Philadelphia Family Law Lawyer
View all

Browse legal statutes concerning family law and divorce for people considering legal action, including filing a Pennsylvania divorce.

Philadelphia Lawyer Family Lawyer Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer Philadelphia Lawyer Divorce Attorneys Divorce Attorney