Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Michael E. Houghton, a dedicated advocate for families in Pennsylvania, is known for his focused approach on divorce law and his extensive courtroom experience in complex family law litigation. Since his admission to practice in Pennsylvania in 2008, Michael has worked with clients across multiple PA counties, including Chester, Montgomery, Lancaster, Delaware, Bucks, Berks, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties.

Mike’s journey in law began in 2003 as an intern with the Chester County DA’s office. In 2016, Michael directed his career towards a concentrated focus on divorce and family law litigation. Since that strategic pivot, Michael has continuously demonstrated exceptional skill in addressing diverse family law issues—ranging from divorce and custody disputes to spousal support and superior court appeals. With thousands of court appearances, his depth of experience inspires confidence in his clients.

In every divorce case, whether it’s a straightforward hearing or a full-fledged trial, Mike knows how to build a strong case. His ability to anticipate potential challenges in divorce proceedings and develop persuasive legal documents allows him to craft creative solutions that are both effective and practical.

Michael is a dedicated and detail-oriented litigator, striving for positive outcomes for his clients. Clients working with Michael can expect knowledgeable guidance and unwavering support.

Mike has earned a reputation for handling complex divorce cases, particularly complicated legal matters fraught with medical complications or entwined with criminal accusations. His proficiency extends to unraveling the intricate details of such cases and crafting strategies tailored specifically to the details of each case, ensuring a personalized and practical approach to addressing the multifaceted challenges his clients face.

A proud native of Philadelphia, raised in Chester County, Michael currently resides in downtown Philly. Michael values moments of relaxation and leisure, whether that’s golfing, traveling, or immersing himself in live music. Michael is a true enthusiast when it comes to Philadelphia sports, particularly the Phillies. And let’s not forget his unwavering support for the Sixers, Eagles, and Flyers!


  • Widener University Law School, J.D.
  • American University, Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Family Law