OWM Attorneys At Law
O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.
Family Law

Dedicated Family Law Attorneys For Pennsylvania

Our family law attorney team is comprised of experienced litigators, negotiators and skilled counselors when it comes to the complexities of family law. We have substantial qualifications and practical experience in handling domestic issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child and spousal support
  • Division of assets
  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Child neglect
  • Protection from abuse

We have a keen understanding of the emotional disruptions these issues have on all family members and will guide and represent you through the process.

Your Family Is Our Priority

Many times, family situations have escalated to the point where immediate legal action is required. When you contact OWM Law to discuss a legal matter with an experienced family law attorney, come prepared, as in most cases some legal advice can be given immediately. Your representation begins with the first conference, and the more information you have at that meeting, the more we can educate you on the law, your rights and the best and worst-case scenarios. We can also begin to address potential legal strategies.

Are you seeking a family law attorney in the areas of Montgomery, Chester or Berks counties? Contact OWM Law to speak with an attorney who will help you make informed decisions that are best for the emotional and financial health of you and your family members. Should you be interested in a less confrontational method than the traditional court approach, OWM Law also offers attorneys for this.

Family Law FAQ’s

How long is the divorce process?

Divorce is the most personal issue you may ever face. Both sides are experiencing an array of emotions, and each has things they value highly. The process may vary in degree depending on how amicable the divorce is.

Do I need an attorney for a divorce?

It is not a requirement that you have an attorney for a divorce. However, divorce is a very personal matter and comes with high levels of emotions. Even couples who agree to be amicable in the beginning can turn their objective over to a single issue. Our advice is to not go at it alone.

When should I talk to a family law attorney?

Whether you are discussing the details of a divorce, child or spousal support, child custody alimony or adoption, it is important to talk to a family law lawyer for legal guidance. At O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., we can educate you on your legal options so that you reach the best outcome for your situation.

For those contemplating divorce, it is often best to talk to an attorney as early as possible, even if you are unsure whether you are ready to end a relationship. We can help answer any of your questions, such as how custody works, how marital assets are determined and divided, and how long the process will take. Our attorneys can help you make informed decisions about the future of your marriage.

Deciding what is best for your children does not stop after a divorce. We can help negotiate the terms of child custody and support. Even if child custody and support are established, contacting one of our family law attorneys is important. If you have a conflict with your child’s parent, we can be by your side to provide steps to resolve any issues.

No family legal matter is too big or too small for our lawyers, but early involvement by an attorney can make it easier to achieve your goals.

Is Pennsylvania a 50/50 custody state?

Parents can share child custody after a divorce. While 50/50 child custody is ideal and believed to be in the best interests of children, it is not always guaranteed – and there is no legal presumption that custody will work that way. In Pennsylvania, 50/50 custody is not the default assumption.

Several factors are considered before establishing custody, including financial situations, mental health, a child’s needs, home stability, ability to provide and each parent’s preferences. Once these conditions are analyzed carefully, custody can be determined. The right legal representation can increase your odds of getting your desired custody arrangement.

Take The First Step: Contact Us Today

Call 610-323-2800 to speak with a family law attorney today.