Shemtob Draganosky Taylor
Family Law Services We Care About You and Your Family

Montgomery County Family Law Attorneys

Experienced and Highly Strategic Attorneys to Advocate for Your Legal Interests

At Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, we represent clients dealing with divorce and family law issues in Montgomery County and neighboring counties. We have extensive experience negotiating divorce agreements for our clients, such as child custody arrangements and property division settlements. We also have experience helping clients obtain protection from abuse (PFA) orders and appeal family court orders. Whatever family law matter you are facing, we have handled a similar case before. You can trust our team at Shemtob Draganosky Taylor to provide the effective and cost-efficient representation you need. We are highly strategic negotiators and strong litigators who will put your best interests first as we fight for your goals and needs in negotiation and litigation.

Getting a Divorce in Pennsylvania

The basic requirement for filing for divorce in Pennsylvania is that one spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 months prior to filing. If you meet this residency requirement, a family lawyer can help you commence the divorce process by filing a complaint on one of three grounds:

  • mutual consent;
  • separation of 1 year or more; or
  • one spouse's fault (e.g., adultery).

Resolving Divorce and Family Law Issues

There are several ways to resolve disputes in a divorce or family law matter;

  • Negotiation: a series of discussions through which two parties work to reach agreement. It can be done with lawyers, without lawyers, or a hybrid (some issues with lawyers and some without).
  • Mediation: a series of meetings in which parties work with a neutral third party (mediator) to help them reach an agreement.
  • Collaborative Divorce: a process in which the parties and their lawyers work as a team using interest-based bargaining to negotiate the best possible outcome for all.
  • Arbitration: a hearing before an agreed upon neutral decision-maker (arbitrator) the parties hire to decide the legal issues in their case without trial.
  • Litigation: going to court.

Some matters you might expect to have to resolve include:

If you are currently dealing with a family legal issue, contact our team at Shemtob Draganosky Taylor. We will take a look at the details of your situation to create an effective legal strategy for negotiation and litigation, whichever procedure your case goes through. Whether you have questions about initiating your divorce or are concerned with post-divorce issues like who your child will reside with, our firm can help.

Schedule an initial consultation online or at (215) 544-3974 to get started with our team.

Vigorously Representing Clients to Achieve Their Goals

Former Clients Say It Best
  • “I was wary about my rights as a father with my children and concerned about having enough time with them during the week and for holidays and breaks from school. Your help in hammering out a very detailed and fair custody agreement was appreciated more tha”

    - Former Client
  • “Lori Shemtob and her associates were the perfect choice. Lori has the perfect demeanor to defuse any volatile situation.”

    - Former Client
  • “Cynthia’s practical knowledge of negotiation and the law helped me in a tense situation where my ex-husband did not want me to take the kids with me and then refused to pay any support.”

    - Former Client
  • “At our first meeting, Cynthia outlined how the process should go, we did what she said, and I avoided a lot of pitfalls. That was so huge and has helped me so much on embarking on the next chapter in my life.”

    - Former Client
  • “If you want a lawyer who is organized, thorough, totally prepared, and willing to fight passionately for you, you can’t do better than Lori Shemtob.”

    - Former Client

What Drives Our Firm

Experienced. Strategic. Focused.
  • We Know the Law & Learn the Facts

    We learn your story and we live it. Our team prides themselves on listening and learning every fine detail. More importantly, we remember those details in court and at the negotiation table. When you put your case in our hands, we provide you with the personal attention and commitment you and your case deserve.
     

  • Information Powers Outcomes

    Our attorneys believe it is their duty to empower and educate people about their rights in divorce. Propelled by a responsibility to give back to the community, several divorce lawyers within the firm regularly speak and teach at civic groups and bar associations.

  • Reputable & Trusted Family Law Attorneys

    Named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer each year since 2006, the firm’s founder, Lori K. Shemtob, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)  — an esteemed honor held by only 74 family law lawyers in all of Pennsylvania. She served as AAML’s President of the Pennsylvania Chapter from July 2016 through July 2017.

  • From Big Firm to Boutique Firm

    Our story begins with a group of lawyers who came from big firms with a passion to create a better experience for our clients. Each lawyer's knowledge and experience contribute to innovative strategies in court and settlement negotiations. Our commitment to excellence takes our divorce and family law firm well beyond the ordinary.

Helping You Find Real
Solutions to a Brighter Future

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