Media Family Lawyer
Barbara Flum Stein & Associates focuses exclusively in the area of family law for the benefit of individuals and families in Media and Delaware County. A creative problem solver and skilled litigator, attorney Barbara Flum Stein can help you achieve your goals and resolve your family law matter effectively and efficiently. Below is a brief description of some of the main aspects of our Pennsylvania family law practice. For immediate assistance or to schedule a consultation, call Media family lawyer Barbara Flum Stein & Associates in Media at 610-565-6100.
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Modifications & Enforcement
- Property Division
- Spousal Support
Determining which parent the children will live with and when, and establishing how parenting decisions concerning the children’s upbringing will be made, can be highly contentious and emotional issues. Barbara Flum Stein has experience litigating difficult child custody cases, including cases involving relocation of the custodial parent, grandparents’ rights to visitation in the face of objections by a parent, and even the termination of parental rights for a parent who has abandoned his or her parental responsibilities. These are all difficult cases to win, but Barbara Flum Stein is known as both a creative problem solver and a tough litigator who always fights for the rights of her clients and the best interests of the children.
Obtaining a divorce in Pennsylvania requires following the proper legal procedures in a timely manner. Even more important is being well-represented in the court orders which accompany a divorce decree and can impact you and your children for years to come. We litigate fault-based and no-fault contested divorces, providing sound advice and effective representation to resolve all outstanding issues in the divorce, including the equitable distribution of marital property, child custody and child support, and spousal support and alimony.
With legal assistance from an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney, your adoption can be completed smoothly, cost-effectively and in a time-efficient manner, with all important legal issues considered and properly addressed. We help families throughout Delaware County with private adoptions, stepparent adoptions and actions to terminate parental rights where applicable.
Parents can be separated from their children in Pennsylvania even before a preliminary hearing can be arranged. This may be done on nothing more concrete than an oral request from Children and Youth Services. Once the children are taken into state custody, parents may find themselves fighting a frustrating uphill battle to get them back. Whether based on a dependency petition, an application for emergency custody, or the actual taking of the child into protective custody, Barbara Flum Stein is in court representing parents and fighting to get their children out of the hands of Children & Youth Services and back to the loving home where they belong.
If you have been physically or sexually assaulted by a family member or by someone with whom you are in an intimate or dating relationship, Barbara Flum Stein & Associates can help you obtain a protection from abuse order. A protection from abuse order is a legally enforceable court order telling the abuser to have no contact with you whatsoever, and violations of the order can be met with a criminal prosecution resulting in fines or jail time upon conviction. A protection from abuse order can be put in place for up to three years or longer if necessary. Obtaining an order requires going to court and presenting a persuasive case why an order is necessary. The alleged abuser may challenge that order in a final hearing and may be represented by an attorney. Barbara Flum Stein & Associates can help with any of the following:
- Protection from Abuse Order
- Protection from Sexual Violence Order
- Protection from Intimidation Order
If you took your spouse’s last name when you got married, you may be able to request a reversion to your previous name as part of the orders granting your divorce. Otherwise, taking back your name after a divorce in Pennsylvania may require going to court and filing an action in the Court of Common Pleas. At Barbara Flum Stein & Associates, we are experienced in all aspects of name change actions and assist individual adults, minors and families with name changes in marriage, divorce and other family law situations.
Comprehensive Media Family Lawyer Working for You
For help with divorce, child custody, adoption or other Pennsylvania family law matters in Delaware County , call Media family lawyer Barbara Flum Stein & Associates at 610-565-6100.