For over twenty years, we have been serving the legal needs of Central Pennsylvania including the Williamsport, Lewisburg, Canton, Towanda, Wellsboro, Sunbury, Shamokin, Danville, Bloomsburg, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre areas.
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Divorce & Custody
Over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But the emotional toll of divorce cannot be put into statistics. At Lepley, Engelman & Yaw, we are sensitive to the emotional turmoil our clients are experiencing while we go through the process of identifying and dividing marital assets, determining child custody, and establishing child and spousal support. We are adept at complex divorces entailing the division of businesses, large property holdings, and significant collectibles. We have also helped grandparents gain visitation following child custody disputes.
In addition to divorce, we have years of experience in all facets of family law - protection from abuse, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, establishing paternity, child guardianships, and adoptions.
I have the unique experience of having been a family law client before I became a family law attorney. I experienced first-hand the emotional and financial devastation of divorce. Returning to law school at the same time that I was involved in a bitter divorce caused me to recognize the need for family law attorneys who really understand how difficult a divorce can be for both spouses and children.
When you need a domestic relations attorney, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights, but yet is sensitive to the emotional turmoil that accompanies divorce, separation and custody litigation.
When you choose an attorney for your family law case, choose a lawyer who concentrates in the area of family law and who will give you aggressive representation and dedication to your family law matter. My practice focuses entirely on family law and I have tried more family law cases than any other attorney in my eight county area.
I grew up in a law firm. Since I was fourteen, I worked part time at Lepley, Engelman & Yaw. I always wanted to be a lawyer and went to law school to study international law. But, I first decided family law was the perfect fit for me the very first day of my family law class. I immediately applied to volunteer at a family law clinic, which provides free legal assistance to families in need. There, I saw the need for the brightest and best attorneys to represent clients in these actions.
I returned to Williamsport and made the important decision to devote my practice to this extremely overlooked area of the law. For me, family law allows me to assist people through one of the most difficult times in their lives and to combine my interest in the law and social work. My practice allows me to be both a fighter and a compassionate individual every day.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a lawyer. While attending East Carolina University, I had the opportunity to intern at a prestigious small family law firm in Colonial Heights, Virginia for two summers. It became clear then that my skills and personality were well suited for a career in family law. If you ask, many attorneys will tell you they prefer not to practice family law. I prefer family law and have a dedication to practicing in this area. It makes a big difference in the quality of representation you receive.
When I passed the Pennsylvania bar exam, I returned to Pennsylvania with my family in 2011, settling in Union County. I have been practicing family law for the past three years before joining the Family Law section at Lepley, Engelman & Yaw.
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Divorce, Child Custody & Property Settlement.