Experienced Scranton Attorney Provides Effective Family Law Counsel

Our genuine concern leads to your best results

Most of us prefer to keep our private lives private. So, when a family problem becomes a legal issue, you want the process to respect your rights and your dignity. Our practice is geared toward treating clients as individuals worthy of respect, giving them personal attention, and taking a hands-on approach to solving their problems. In family law cases, we listen to you and learn as much as we can about your circumstances before recommending any legal steps. Then we fully inform you about the law and your options. We help you focus on pragmatic goals for the legal process and then pursue them vigorously to deliver the best results possible.

Determined representation across a wide variety of issues

Drawing on more than 10 years of legal experience, Mastri Law has the knowledge to serve you in numerous areas of family law. The issues we most often manage are:

  • Divorce - We guide you through your dissolution of marriage with the process that's most appropriate for your situation: no-fault, uncontested, contested, mediation or collaboration.
  • Child custody - The law requires the court to make gender-neutral decisions based on the best interests of your children. We advocate strongly to protect your parental rights and your children's well-being.
  • Child support - Although state guidelines govern basic child support, an experienced attorney can help ensure full financial disclosure and represent your interests in discretionary areas, such as private school tuition, expenses for enrichment activities, and the costs of a child's special needs.
  • Spousal support - Whether you pay alimony or receive payments, this is a key factor in your future financial security. We press for fair and realistic support through negotiated settlements and at trial.
  • Division of property - Pennsylvania follows the rules of equitable distribution, which gives the court latitude to divide property in a manner that it finds fair. We raise important facts for the court to consider in bringing about the most favorable result possible.
  • Enforcement of divorce decrees - After your divorce is finalized, you may have to return to court to enforce the terms of your decree. We advocate vigorously for the result you need.
  • Relocation - Emotionally charged disputes often arise when a custodial parent proposes to move away with the children. Whether you are seeking or opposing the move, we advocate strongly for your parental rights and the best interests of your children.
  • Juvenile court representation - If your child has had a brush with the law, we have the right combination of family law and criminal law experience to represent your child effectively.
  • Disability rights - If a member of your family has special needs, we represent their interests in actions to obtain reasonable accommodations.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements - We help engaged and married couples negotiate and draft marital agreements that memorialize their property rights.
  • Paternity - We help unwed parents establish paternity to obtain child support payments or visitation rights.
  • Adoption - If you want to add a new member to your family or adopt a stepchild for inheritance purposes, we can help ensure that the process is permanent and legal.

Throughout the legal process, we work closely with you, so you can have confidence that things are going to get better. Our goal is to take you from a place of worry and anxiety to a result that either resolves the problem entirely or enables you to move forward, step by step, to a brighter future.

Contact an experienced Scranton attorney for complex family law issues

Mastri Law, LLC is located in the historic downtown courthouse square section of Scranton. Call us at 570-904-8272 or contact our office online.