West Chester Family Law Attorney
A family legal dispute is never easy to face. At the Law Office Therese L. Money, LLC, we understand this firsthand. A large part of our practice is devoted to helping individuals and families in Chester County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania reconcile differences and find common ground.
We do this so our clients’ legal disputes can remain contained and do not explode into courtroom battles. Further, we do this so they can find lasting, practical resolutions to their issues without unnecessarily expending money, time and emotional energy.
Our Family Law Services
Our founding lawyer, Therese L. "Terry" Money, Esq., helps clients in a full range of family law services, including:
- Divorce (both uncontested and contested)
- Separation agreements
- Child custody and visitation rights
- Division of property/property settlements
- Child support
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Alimony and spousal support
- Modifications of orders for child support, spousal support or to relocate with a child
- Enforcement of orders
- Adoptions by grandparents and other family members
No matter how simple or complex your family legal issue, we can help you resolve it.
Compromise Does Not Mean Giving In
Some people are surprised when we encourage settlement before other forms of dispute resolution. Let us be clear. Advising that parties settle their differences is only practical. Even if it might seem emotionally satisfying to take your spouse, significant other or co-parent to court to seek a judicial order supporting your position, the reality can be far less pleasing.
Court proceedings take time, cost money and, most of all, are emotionally draining for everyone involved. They can be nasty. They can compel you to say or hear things publicly that you would rather not have said or heard. Once you allow a judge to decide your fate, you no longer control it. A judge’s decree can affect your life and the lives of your children for many years into the future.
For these reasons, we urge our clients to at least consider settlement as the first option in any family dispute. Compromises naturally require a give and take from both parties to find a common meeting ground. This type of resolution yields respect and a feeling of accomplishment by both parties. This remains true whether the matter is a divorce settlement, a child custody and visitation agreement or a financial settlement for ongoing support.
This does not mean we would urge you to settle for less than you deserve. On the contrary, we fight for our clients at every step of the legal process — whether as your representative in negotiations, advocate in mediation or litigator in the courtroom. Always, our goal is to obtain the best results for you and your children.
Contact Us Today For Trusted Family Law Guidance
Our West Chester family law attorney is eager to meet with you, discuss your situation and counsel you on the legal options that will best meet your needs. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the Law Office Therese L. Money, LLC, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, either online or by calling 484-266-0481.