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Family Law Attorneys

There are many types of families. Some families have children; others are made up of only adults. But, every family changes. A family may add new members through birth, adoption, or marriage or lose a member to a death. Or, a family may breakup due to a divorce or separation. Petrelli Law recognizes the importance of family. We understand that the issues surrounding family can be emotionally challenging. Your family’s future is at stake. We provide exceptional legal services in a compassionate environment. Our goal is to protect and support families in Pennsylvania & New Jersey through all of life’s changes with as little stress as possible.

Petrelli Law offers a complete range of family law services:

  • Divorce Lawyers

    Divorce can be both painful and expensive. If you aren’t careful, you may find yourself in a worse situation that before the divorce. Petrelli Law wants your divorce to be your first step to a better future. Our attorneys offer a variety of options for meditation and no fault divorce, as well as aggressive representation for contentious and complex divorces. While we are known for representing high net worth individuals and their spouses, we also represent everyday people from all walks of life. We provide the same high-quality service to each of our valued clients.
  • Child Custody & Support

    Your child’s welfare and happiness is your highest priority. No matter what your situation, the child custody attorneys at Petrelli Law are committed to finding the best support, custody, and visitation arrangement for your family. Whether you have a traditional or non-traditional family, our priority is the best interest of your child.
  • Private Adoptions

    Adoption is a wonderful way for any family to provide a home for a child in need. However, the laws governing adoption are complex. Too often, adoptive families lose a beloved child to biological parents who have a change of heart. You need an experienced attorney to make sure that your family’s interests are protected during the adoption and in the future. Petrelli Law assists with private adoptions, 3rd party adoptions, surrogate adoptions, grandparent or family adoptions, and contested adoptions. We also help birth parents find the right family for their child.
  • Estate Planning

    Who would care for your loved ones if something happened to you? Petrelli Law helps young families to prepare for the unexpected. We also help those nearing the end of life with asset protection and estate planning services. Each plan is custom designed for your family. Our goal is to give you peace of mind and ensure that your wishes are followed even after your death. Contact us for information on estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, and guardianships.
Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. is a Philadelphia based family lawyer who focuses his practice on cases of divorce and related matters, support, custody, and parental rights. He was selected for inclusion to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Melinda Previtera is an associate in the Sacks, Weston, Petrelli, Diamond & Millstein family law division, and is a member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ms. Sawicki family law experience includes negotiating all aspects of divorce, including equitable distribution of property, child custody, and spousal and child support.

Testimonial

  • Petrelli Law worked with me on case and he was great. His staff and lawyers are so friendly and helpful. You can tell they cared by how quickly they returned my calls. Even if Mr. Petrelli was unavailable to assist me, his associate was there to answer my questions. I am very happy with their work and their rates are reasonable. If you need a family lawyer, these are the guys to go to.
    A Pennsylvania Client, Delaware County, PA
  • Exceptional job. Mr. Petrelli handled my divorce. He was able to settle the matter before trial so that it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Not only is he a good lawyer but he turned out to be a good friend in the end as well. He treated me like family the entire time. Not that I would go through a divorce again, but if i did I would call his firm. Thank you so much!
    A Divorce Client, Delaware County, PA
  • I presently using Petrelli Law. They are excellent. Very professional, very knowledgeable about the law & straight to the point. Tom Petrelli saw us after hours and took extra time on our first meeting (even though the consultation was only for an hour) because he wanted to make sure we understood everything. Very happy with this firm.  I will be recommending them both to family and friends. 
    A Family Law Client, Montgomery County, PA
  • This firm is very good. They gave me good advise and so far iI still have custody of my grand children and with his help I shall maintain that custody. Superior.
    A Family Law Client, Philadelphia, PA
  • This firm was honest & straight with me about my future options. No fast or double talk, they were compassionate & well thought out about where to go next. Their rates were also very reasonable & I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. I cannot say nicer things about them & their knowledge of the law in PA and their overall compassion, which you don't find too often in the lawyer field. Bravo! and Thanks Again. Truly AAA++ rating.
    A Divorce Client
  • I USED MR PETRELLI FOR MY DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY. I GOT WHAT I WANTED. He is very nice and well mannered. He communicates well but does not over communicate to run up costs. My divorce was completed in a timely manner and at a very reasonable price. I would use Mr Petrelli again for other matters such as wills and support for my children if I need.
    Maylee, a Divorce client
  • I'm shocked at how fast this whole process happened. Petrelli Law was able to make an offer to my spouse and negotiate a deal so that I could see my kids and settle all of our property disputes. I really thought this was going to be a long drawn out process, but they got the job done. They even opened his office during the blizzard so we could come in and sign the papers. All that is left to do now is wait for the court to process everything and get our decree. I really don't know how to thank him enough.
    A Divorce Client, Montgomery Co, PA
  • My experience with Petrelli Law was uniquely positive; having had previous experience with Attorneys involving Divorce matters, his approach was informative, patient, and most of all knowledgeable. I found working with this firm made dealing with the issues much more tolerable in an environment which is never pleasant. I would highly recommend Petrelli Law  to anyone who would ask.
    Richard, a Divorce client, 3 years ago
  • I needed someone who could help me with my complicated divorce. Petrelli Law was recommended to me by a friend who used him for his divorce.  My husband promised he would suck me dry—it was very hard time for me. He gave my case and me a lot of attention. I am thankful for all of their help and the successful outcome of my divorce. I'm so glad I chose them to represent me. They are knowledgeable and responsive, even when I text the attorney in my own mini crisis, very rare qualities in any service industry these days.
    Katya, a Divorce client
  • Petrelli Law handled my divorce. I think they did a great job. The office always answered my questions within a reasonable time. The fees were what I expected from my divorce. I would recommend if I knew someone else divorcing. "Hate the game, not the player."
    A Divorce client, 2 years ago
  • Tom handled my case with the help of his associate Kristen from start to finish. I met with Tom and he thoughtful, interested and very matter of fact about what was going to happen in my case. And you know what? He was right. He has become my go to guy on all my issues now. You can trust in Tom and his firm.
    Anna, a Divorce client
  • I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent advocate and worthy adversary. Most importantly, he helps his clients maintain perspective and guides them through the divorce process in a fashion which allows all involved to move forward productively.
    Michael Fenerty, Family Law Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
  • The trauma of divorce and separation is hard enough. Many lawyers think fees not people. This firm has the character and experience and compassion to be the lawyer you need at the most difficult time of your life
    Michael Kuldiner, Divorce Lawyer in Feasterville, PA
  • I endorse Thomas Petrelli as a superb divorce attorney. Tom is very attentive, compassionate, and aggressive on behalf of his client. Tom undertakes all of his representations with one goal - ensuring that his clients get the best legal representation and the best possible outcomes under the circumstances. Moreover, Tom is very knowledgeable and qualified to handle all levels of divorce matters.
    Fabio Sciarrino, in Jenkintown, PA
  • Mr. Petrelli is an excellent trial attorney and is knowledgeable in the law. Since I've known him, he has been a rising star in the area of family law and domestic relations. In addition, I've referred quite a few of my own clients to him, and they've been pleased with his work.
    Mr. Petrelli is an excellent trial attorney and is knowledgeable in the law, Brad Shuttleworth, Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

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