Pennsylvania Family Law
and Civil Appeals Firm
At Vetrano & Vetrano, our practice can be summed up in the following expressions, each of which speaks to the advantages we offer our clients.
Family Law and Divorce
"A good divorce is not impossible."
Our family law attorneys recognize divorce as a reality of the human condition for many people. They understand the decision to seek a divorce is never made lightly, and is often undertaken in a genuine search for a happier life. Divorcing spouses seek to put conflict behind them and move forward to a life of self-determination and peace. When divorce is the only way to achieve this, the idea that divorce can be "good" is no longer a contradiction in terms.
"Understanding the needs of the entire family"
Achieving a "good divorce" requires an understanding of the other spouse's feelings and of the divorce's long-term implications. Such long-term implications include child custody, child support, Retirement benefits, and spousal support. In other words, when the well-being of all family members is taken into account, a divorce can be "good," rather than a bitter, destructive dissolution that leaves family members in turmoil. We want to make sure your divorce is done right.
"Every case will settle in its own way."
Our family law attorney Kate Vetrano graduated law school the same year the divorce code was enacted over 25 years ago. Therefore, she has a broad depth of understanding of Pennsylvania's divorce laws, changes in the law, and how to apply the laws to your advantage. But we don't know you as well as you know yourself. We understand that divorce is not only the legal dissolution of a marriage, but also a psychological uncoupling. Each takes time. We are here to help you through the divorce with the understanding your situation requires, so that your divorce is done right.
"Disagreements happen, hostility is optional."
Divorce and other family law disputes can devastate a family. While many lawyers can rightly boast they "always settle a case," their clients can spend years and tens of thousands of dollars until they are utterly exhausted. Then they settle. Our Montgomery County divorce attorneys believe there is a better way. Through mediation, collaborative law and arbitration processes, we can work together in a healthier, less destructive manner to resolve matters for the benefit of everyone.
"The best remedy for a lost case is the fresh perspective of a new lawyer experienced with appeals."
Those who have lost a case are disheartened, tired, and maybe even angry. That is not conducive to a successful civil appeal. Approaching a case on appeal in a different manner is not likely to have the same result as the lower court result.
Civil appeals lawyer Anthony J. (Tony) Vetrano combines appellate experience with a fresh perspective when reviewing a case and assessing the merits of an appeal. Having a fresh perspective allows him to objectively assess possible avenues of appellate relief - free of the emotion and theories of the case on the part of the trial lawyer and client who were unsuccessful at trial. In short, his view of the case is often much closer to that of the appellate court which will decide the case.
If your case was important enough to take to trial, it is important enough to be studied by someone acquainted with and sensitive to the particulars of the appeal. Contact us to discuss your legal options.
Contact Vetrano & Vetrano Main Line Attorneys
For a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania family law or civil appeals lawyers, contact Vetrano & Vetrano by e-mail, phone, or through this website.
The firm's family law practice extends throughout eastern Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Main Line (Merion, Narberth, Gladwyne, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, St. David's, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, and Paoli) and the communities of Newtown Square, Malvern, Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Reading, Doylestown, West Chester, Media, Lancaster, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, and Easton.
Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Northampton County
We accept civil appeals statewide.