Lindsay H. Childs Esq.
Phone: (610) 265-4441
Fax: (610) 265-1120
Lindsay Hanifan Childs is an associate attorney at the firm of Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Childs graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2011, and from the University of Richmond in 2008. While in law school, Ms. Childs interned as a law clerk for the Honorable Katherine B.L. Platt of the Family Court Division of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. She also served as a certified legal intern at Villanova’s Civil Justice Clinic, where her practice included family law matters. Ms. Childs gained extensive writing experience serving as a Managing Editor of Student Works on Villanova’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.
In 2011, Ms. Childs was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania. In addition to previously serving as the Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Ms. Childs currently serves as the Secretary for the Montgomery Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She is now in her last year of a three-year term on the Council for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is the current President of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court. She serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania and on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Bar Association. She has been appointed as a guardian ad litem for children in numerous custody and abuse cases in both Montgomery and Chester Counties, and is now a certified parenting coordinator.
Ms. Childs was the Pennsylvania Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly, Law in the 50 States Annual Report, for 2012 through 2015. She has been published three times in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Lawyer Magazine. And she recently authored a book, published by the American Bar Association in August 2020, titled “Divorce in the Golden Years: Estate Planning, Spousal Support, and Retirement Issues for Clients at Midlife and Beyond,” Second Edition . Ms. Childs is a frequent speaker on various family law topics, including for the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Childs understands that each client going through a divorce or separation has unique needs and makes the effort to provide personalized attention and tailored information that enables her clients to feel empowered during the process. She recognizes the many benefits of reaching amicable resolutions outside of court, particularly for families, and understands the nuances of negotiation and settlement strategy. But she has many years of litigation experience in family court and can identify when trying a case in court will likely result in a better, more efficient outcome for her client.
Ms. Childs has chosen to limit her practice to family law, including the areas of divorce, custody, equitable distribution, child support, alimony, spousal support, enforcement/modification of property settlement agreements, and prenuptial agreements.
Ms. Childs has recently published a book entitled Divorce in the Golden Years: Estate Planning, Spousal Support, and Retirement Issues for Clients at Midlife and Beyond, Second Edition.
Areas of Practice:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2011
University of Richmond, B.S. Psychology, 2008
Past Employment Positions:
Villanova University School of Law Civil Justice Clinic, Certified Legal Intern
Hon. Katherine B.L. Platt, Chester County Court of Common Pleas, Family Law Division, Law Clerk Intern
Mission Kids, Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, Blue Bell, PA, Case Coordinator
Governor’s Office of General Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of State, Harrisburg, PA, Legal Extern
Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC is a law firm in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania that practices in the areas of family law and civil (noncriminal) appeals.
The firm’s family law practice extends throughout eastern Pennsylvania. This area includes 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, and Phoenixville. The counties covered include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, and Northampton—whose county seats are, respectively, in Reading, Doylestown, West Chester, Media, Lancaster, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, and Easton.
The firm’s civil appeals practice is throughout Pennsylvania.