Family Law Attorney Guiding You Through Difficult Transitions
Domestic and marital conflicts may lead you to consult legal counsel. It is important to select a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable, who knows when to fight and when to negotiate and who realizes that you have to live with the outcome of the case.
Attorney Patrick McMenamin has over 30 years of experience handling matters of Pennsylvania family law. He can help you resolve divorce and custody disputes out of court or advocate for you in family court proceedings.
Experienced Family Court Representation
We practice in the family courts of Bucks County and Montgomery County. Patrick McMenamin is well-versed in the law and familiar with the tendencies of the judges who will preside over your case.
Our family law practice covers all the bases, including:
- Divorce and property division
- Dissolution of marriage (uncontested divorce)
- Child custody and visitation
- Paternity and fathers’ rights
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Domestic violence and protection from abuse (PFA)
- Modifications of court orders
- Enforcement and contempt of court
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
A court battle is expensive and disruptive, especially where children are involved. We approach every case with the goal of settling as much as possible out of court, litigating only those issues which must be litigated due to their complexity or a true impasse.
Patrick McMenamin has handled many high-profile cases in family law, including a successful appeal in a parental kidnapping case that he subsequently argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Custody, Co-Parenting And Support
Many parents are surprised to learn they have an absolute duty to support their children. Many are also surprised to learn that child support and child custody are separate matters, addressed by the court at different hearings. If a parent is behind in his or her support payments, that parent still has a right to spend time with their children. There is almost never a valid excuse for preventing a child from having a relationship with both parents.
We understand that family disputes are stressful and complex. We help clients understand the law and their rights and identify their goals and priorities so that we can customize our strategies to what is most important. Our attorney will help you work out a parenting plan that is practical for the adults and conducive to raising healthy and well-adjusted children.
Skilled, Compassionate And Local
Patrick McMenamin will sit down with you to explain where you stand and explore solutions. In contested proceedings, he is a seasoned trial lawyer who can protect your financial interests and your parental rights.