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The Law Offices of Daniel M. Hanifin

Family Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

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610-615-1936

KNOWLEDGEABLE, DEDICATED ADVOCATE Focused On Your Needs And Priorities

I take a personal approach in every case by getting to know my clients. It is impossible to properly advise clients in family law matters (and all matters) without knowing the client’s short and long term goals. I thoroughly explain the options available at each stage of the case, so the client can make informed decisions about what is best in their particular …

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Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Family Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

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Se Habla Español

215-253-5736

Whether Your Legal Matter Involves a High Asset or Simple Divorce, We Are on Your Side. "Calming the Chaos, Creating Solutions."

A divorce or family law legal matter must be approached with sensitivity and resolved with determination and a vision of the future. You need the strong counselors at the law firm of Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., to achieve an out come that allows you to move on with confidence. We provide creative legal solutions in the ares of family law, divorce, child custody and child support …

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Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn

Family Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

215-253-3436

We understand what's at stake and can help you with your Family Law & Divorce related matters! Call today to speak to our experienced attorneys!

Family law issues are often sensitive matters that require the counsel of an attorney who is sensitive to your needs, the emotions involved and the long-term effects of these decisions. At The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn, our experience and our sensitivity to understanding complicated family dynamics are what set us apart. We understand that every circumstance is …

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Sebald Lamborn Law Offices

Family Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

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Our Firm has a Great Deal of Experience Handling Matters in all of These Legal Practice Areas

For the most part, no one ever wants or imagines they will find themselves seeking the services of an attorney. Everything that’s important to you, that you’ve worked for is on the line… your children, your home, your livelihood will be impacted by the decisions you make at this crucial time. We understand that your case is not just a case, it’s …

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Rowe Law Offices, P.C.

Family Lawyer | Serving Downingtown, PA

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EXPERIENCED. EFFECTIVE. EXCEPTIONAL CLIENT SERVICE.

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Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Downingtown family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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