Recent News!

Christina M. DeMatteo was recently named as a Pennsylvania Family Law Super Lawyer for 2019 and was included in 2019 Pennsylvania Best Lawyers for Family Law.

Family Law Institute

Christina M. DeMatteo recently served as a course planner for the Family Law Institute, an annual 2 day statewide family law seminar covering a range of important family law topics.

Coming Soon to a Custody Matter Near You – Parenting Coordination in PA

If you are a parent with a custody matter in PA, you may be familiar with custody mediations, parenting classes, and conciliations. But you may soon hear about another concept – parenting coordination. Due to a recently adopted change to the custody rules, it is likely that Pennsylvania Courts may start appointing parenting coordinators in custody matters when the new rules go into effect in March 2019.

News Article

Christina DeMatteo was mentioned in a recent news article published by yourerie.com.

Press Conference Appearance

On October 2, 2018, Christina M. DeMatteo appeared on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at a press conference to speak regarding recent legislation on the issue of grandparent and third party custody rights.

Public Education Campaign

Christina M. DeMatteo recently co-authored an informational pamphlet “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody.” The pamphlet summarizes recent changes to Pennsylvania's custody law and how it impacts caregivers seeking custody of children whose parents are unable or unwilling to raise them.

Major Changes in PA Family Law

Right now, it seems every day brings news of significant changes coming in family law. Here are just some of the recent highlights. Changes to Alimony Taxation. Proposed Changes to the Child and Spousal Support / Alimony Pendente Lite Guidelines. The Return of Parent Coordination. High Income Child Support. Custody Standing Expanded.

Roadmap to a Divorce

When clients first meet with us regarding a divorce matter, one of our primary goals is to explain the steps involved in obtaining a divorce. While there are several different paths a divorce can take (and some are certainly more complicated than others), there are certain basic steps that each case follows.