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Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Downingtown

Family law matters can be challenging to handle. They may not be the most intellectually complex legal cases, but they can trigger intense emotions ranging from anger and sadness to grief and frustration. Intense emotions can cloud your judgment and lead to irrational decisions.

To remain objective, grounded, and focused on achieving a fair resolution, you should involve a divorce and family law attorney before you start the process. They can provide objective advice that gives you a clear perspective of your situation, alleviate the burden of filings and legal procedures, and advocate for your best interests.

Let the Downingtown divorce and family attorneys at Petrelli Previtera help you achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

Why Choose Us?

Choose Petrelli Previtera attorneys for your Downingtown divorce or family law matter because:

  • We are an 5000 firm.
  • Our office is conveniently located in Downingtown, PA.
  • Our representation is highly personalized to your unique situation.
  • We put your needs first and ensure they are met throughout your Downingtown family law case.
  • Litigation is our last resort, so we do everything to save you time and money and keep the case private.
  • Our family law attorneys in Downingtown have decades of specialized experience in divorce and family law matters.
  • We have received numerous awards for our performance and earned plenty of positive online reviews across Yelp, Birdeye, and com.

If you are facing a family law issue in Downingtown, call our office or schedule an online Zoom consultation with one of our attorneys. We can start working toward a resolution immediately.

Our Services

We assist with all matters related to divorce and family law, including:

  • Adoption: We provide legal advice and help you navigate the nuances of the nerve-wracking Pennsylvania adoption process.
  • Child support: We can help you pursue a child support order or create a petition to terminate or modify an existing order and present it in court. We also assist in calculating the obligations and ensuring compliance with court orders.
  • Child custody: Our family law attorneys can advocate for your parental rights by creating or modifying a custody arrangement for your child’s best interests.
  • Alimony: Our understanding of the intricacies of the Downingtown legal landscape allows us to establish a fair and workable spousal support agreement. We can also help you terminate or modify it and defend against unjust claims.
  • Divorce: Our attorneys can help you navigate the various divorce processes, such as property division and child custody. We protect your rights as we pursue a favorable outcome.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: We can explain your property rights and draft and review your pre- and postnuptial agreements to protect your interests.
  • Property division: We can help you navigate the complex property division process to ensure a just distribution of property.
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders: We can guide you through the legal processes to obtain the protection you need.

The Petrelli Previtera, LLC team of attorneys also offer legal advice on:

Whether or not you and your partner agree on these matters, you need the legal expertise of the Petrelli Previtera family attorneys. We can provide the answers, guidance, and peace of mind you need to cope during this hard time as we advocate and represent you to protect your rights and interests.

Call our Downingtown family law office or schedule an online consultation with one of our team members.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the residency requirements for filing for divorce in Downingtown?

According to state law, to file for a divorce in Downingtown, you or your spouse must have “been a bona fide resident” of the state for at least six months before filing. You must also file the divorce in the county where you or your spouse resides.

How do I get a protection order for domestic violence?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can petition the court for protection from abuse. Our attorneys can help you gather and present the evidence you need and seek other protective measures where necessary.

How long do divorces in Downingtown take?

A divorce in Downingtown can take anywhere from three months to several years to finalize. However, the exact duration of yours depends on your circumstances. Schedule a consultation with our family law attorneys for a more accurate estimate.

How can I increase my child support?

Our family law attorneys can help you file a petition to review any changes in the child-related expenses and the other parent’s income. We can help you receive the support you need. Contact our office for more details.

Do grandparents have visitation rights to their grandchildren?

Yes, they do. Grandparents can petition the courts for visitation rights with their grandchildren.

Get Family Law Support From An Award-Winning Firm

When you need the best divorce and family law attorneys, you can count on Petreli Previtera. As one of the top family law firms in Downingtown, we are proud recipients of numerous awards and recognitions, including:

  • The Super Lawyers recognition
  • Appearance in the Inc. 5000 list for the past five years
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Arrive Magazine’s Top 50 Lawyers in the Northeast
  • Appearance in The Soaring 76 by the Philadelphia Business Journal for the last six consecutive years
  • Avvo Superb rating
  • Three Best Rated® Best Divorce Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Gold Client Champion 2017 Award Recipient

We can help you find a legal solution to your family law problem. Call one of our representatives to learn more.

We Have the Answers You Need

Your family law attorney can make or break your case. And have only one shot at choosing the right one.

Our track record speaks for us. We have protected the rights and interests of hundreds of clients and received numerous awards and positive reviews for our outstanding performance. We can do the same for you: guide you through the process, help you understand the outcome of your options, create a legal plan that caters to your needs and issues, and fight aggressively and passionately to get a favorable result.

Our Downingtown family law attorneys are here for you when you need us. Contact us today or schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to helping you.

Client Testimonials

They are amazing! I highly recommend anyone that is in need of assistance with child support hearings to seek out the expertise and experience of this law firm and staff! They handled my case quickly and I feel that my money was put to good use. Much appreciated! Nothing less than five stars!

Alana Deverson

I just want to say GREAT JOB! She is a no nonsense professional with years of experience that qualifies her as a skilled Family Law attorney. She is seasoned, sensitive, and most of all she cares. She made things easy for me. Definitely recommend!

Kimberly Colby

Overall I was pleased with the results of my divorce case. The entire Petrelli Previtera team truly cares about their clients. Luckily for me, I was paired up with an amazing team helping all the way. If you happen to work with this firm and with the lawyers you’ll be in great hands. It was such an excellent service and it was beyond I expected.

A Family Law Client Chevy Chase , MD

Serving Clients at the Following Locations

Philadelphia1845 Walnut Street 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 523-6900view details
Montgomery County516 DeKalb Street Suite C Norristown, PA 19401(610) 924-2870view details
Doylestown123 N Broad Street, Doylestown, PA 18901(267) 938-4480view details
Abington1147 Easton Road, Abington PA 19001(610) 890-4833view details
West Chester203 W. Chestnut St., Suite 204
West Chester, PA. 19380
(610) 431-4012view details
Princeton475 Wall St, Suite 214, Princeton, NJ 08540(609) 917 9560view details
Linwood210 New Road #15 Linwood, NJ 08221(609) 375-0351view details
Parsippany8 Campus Dr, Parsippany, NJ 07054(973) 310-5320view details
Covington1148 Washington St SW, Covington, GA 30014(678) 730-6310view details
Bethesda4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda MD 20814(301) 234-7409view details
Maryland5425 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815(301) 889-8085view details
ChicagoTwo Prudential Plaza 180 North Stetson Suite 3500 Chicago, IL 60601(312) 252-2085view details
Schaumburg1750 E. Golf Rd, Suite 382 Schaumburg, IL 60173(630) 491-9670view details
Texas500 W 2nd St Suite 1900 Austin, TX 78701(512) 883-1684view details
Washington DC1717 K Street NW, Suite 900 Washington DC 20006(202) 519-0366view details
Denver7900 E. Union Ave. Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80237(720) 821-6440view details