Family Law

At the law office of Mongiovi Law, LLC,  we can assist you with family law matters such as divorce, child custody, support, paternity determinations, protection from abuse (PFAs) and violations of PFAs (indirect criminal contempt).  We provide you with a reliable quality of representation with the confidentiality you need.  We work with you to discuss your goals, strategically plan their implementation, and then we negotiate and, if necessary, litigate to finalize your goals.  We aim to create a strong, professional relationship, with the personal atmosphere needed in such a sensitive matter.

 

The actual divorce process can be very stressful and traumatic for some individuals, and we understand our clients’ emotions and stress when going through a divorce.  We work hard to tailor a desirable resolution of the emotional and economic facets of a divorce, so that our clients can be free to continue on with their lives.  There are usually many decisions to make during the dissolution of a marriage such as property division, spousal and child support, alimony, and child custody.  As experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorneys, we listen to our clients' desires and assist them in identifying their goals.  We believe that it is important for our clients to be comfortable with the path to resolution.

 

Child custody disputes can sometimes be even more stressful than a divorce.  The children can be traumatized by the process, so it is important to resolve such disputes with minimal emotional impact on them.  We work to resolve the disputes in such a way, and in a manner that is in the best interests of the children.  We believe in effective resolution through cooperative negotiations, and if they prove to be ineffective, then through tough and skilled courtroom litigation.

 

Mongiovi Law, LLC has vast experience involving Protection From Abuse (PFA) matters, and can handle the multiple aspects of simultaneous filings of PFA complaints and hearings, Child Custody actions and disputes, Divorce law suits, Alimony, Support (child support, spousal support, alimony pendente lite) filings at the Domestic Relations Office, Property distributions pending finalization of all matters, and even criminal actions filed against a party at any time.

 

We at Mongiovi Law, LLC are focused on exceeding your expectations.  Mongiovi Law, LLC offers a personalized “hands on” approach to all aspects of Family Law, including but not limited to the following:

Marriage:

  • Common Law Marriages - validity if established prior to January 2, 2005
  • Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements

Divorce:

  • Equitable Distribution
  • Property Division
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Mid-Nuptial Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Alimony Pendente Lite
  • Spousal Support
  • Reviewing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and Domestic Relations Orders (DROs) relating to retirement plan distributions in a divorce action

Child Support:

Determining whether or not to file or modify a Child or Spousal Support action;

Calculations of Child and Spousal/Alimony Pendente Lite Support Awards.

Child Custody:

  • Shared Physical Custody
  • Primary Physical Custody
  • Partial Physical Custody
  • Sole Physical Custody
  • Supervised Physical Custody
  • Shared Legal Custody
  • Shared Legal Custody
  • Personal Standing and Rights to Child Custody:
    • Grandparent rights
    • Third Party rights
  • 16 Factors for Custody Consideration
  • Consideration of Criminal Charges and Convictions - Risk of Harm Hearings
  • Relocation of parent with child(ren) and Notice of Relocation to all parties
  • Consequences of Failing to Provide the Required Notice
  • Relocation Hearings and Factors for Court Consideration

Paternity Hearings and DNA determinations

Protection From Abuse (PFA) matters:

  • PFA Final Orders
  • PFA Restrictions - federal vs. state differences for a "Finding of Abuse"
  • Violations of PFA Orders (Indirect Criminal Contempt)
  • PFA Expungements

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