I joined the Law Office of Christina M. DeMatteo, LLC, in 2019 . My practice focuses exclusively on family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, custody and child support.
Divorce can be an extremely challenging time. My goal is to provide individuals with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions that fit their unique needs and goals. When settlement is possible, I enjoy working with clients to negotiate beneficial agreements. When a divorce or custody matter involves formal proceedings, I believe that they are best approached with an attitude of civility and respect.
I have earned degrees in both Psychology and in Law. I earned my B.S. in Psychology (summa cum laude) and my M.S. in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. Prior to entering law school, I was employed in the pharmaceutical and behavioral research fields.
I earned my law degree (magna cum laude) from the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where I was a lead editor of the Drexel Law Review. While in law school, I completed a co-op internship with Justice James J. Fitzgerald of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2011
Saint Joseph’s University:
M.S., Psychology, 2001
B.S., Psychology, 1997
Grandparent Standing: Does Parental Disagreement Survive Father’s Death?, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer 43(4), Case Note, Winter, 2021.
Superior Court Affirms Invalidation of a Settlement Agreement on Grounds of Duress, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer 42(3), Case Note, Fall, 2020.
Our Clients Hate Each Other But We Don’t Have To: Conflict Resolution in Contested Family Law Cases, Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE (Recorded in February, 2023).
Caselaw Update for Family Law, Panelist, Presented for the PBA Family Law Winter Section Meeting (January, 2021).