Practice Areas

Estate Planning

You hope to live a long and healthy life, but even the best medical care can’t ward off death forever. Developing a complete estate plan now can give you the peace of mind to know that you will be taken care of in your final days, and your loved on… Read More

Probate & Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away or becomes unable to care for themselves, it can be emotionally difficult for friends and family alike. At Berman & Associates, our estate administration attorneys provide compassionate and thoughtful representation f… Read More

Wills

You want the best for your family and loved ones. That doesn’t end with your death. At Berman & Associates, our estate planning attorney provides thoughtful forward-looking representation to help you plan your final affairs, and put together a… Read More

Divorce & Family Law

At Berman & Associates, our experienced Pennsylvania family law attorneys provide top quality representation in the highly complex practice of divorce, custody and all other aspects of family law. Read More

Divorce

A divorce can be difficult and emotional, especially when children are involved. Resolving your divorce quickly while minimizing its impact on you and your family is our top priority. A divorce attorney can help. Our Media divorce lawyers are dedicat… Read More

Pennsylvania Divorce FAQ

The below divorce FAQ are frequently asked questions by people going through divorce; however, they do not represent a complete guide to all the legal issues related to divorce and the facts that make your case unique. Readers should not rely on this… Read More

Property Settlement

Distribution of Assets

After child custody, property division is one of the most difficult aspects of many Pennsylvania divorces. The process of dividing assets in divorce means taking everything that was once “ours” and splitting it into “mine” and “yours.” Th… Read More

Exclusive Possession of Home

When you and your spouse separate, one key question is often who will stay in the home. This can be especially important to custodial parents who want to be certain their children can continue attending the same school and maintaining contact with ne… Read More

Child Custody & Support

We place the highest priority on protecting your child’s best interests and the rights of you, our client. We make sure you receive fair treatment when going through the child support and custody processes. Read More

Child Custody and Visitation

Divorcing couples and single parents with children often find that negotiating custody and visitation can be stressful and bring up strong emotions. It is important to get the help of a lawyer who understands these delicate issues of child custody in… Read More

Child Support

Courts in Pennsylvania use a specific formula to determine child support obligations. However, the correct numbers that should be used in that formula are often subject to dispute, making legal proofs and arguments necessary to protect your interests… Read More

Father’s Rights

Historically, mothers were favored in child custody rulings. Fathers had a tough battle effectively fighting for their rights and acquiring a proper custody arrangement. Even during those tough times for fathers, our child custody attorneys successfu… Read More

Grandparent Custody

Under Pennsylvania law, grandparents have the right to seek legal and physical custody of their grandchildren. However, the statutory scheme is complicated, and the law is still evolving. Read More

Relocations & Move-Aways

Relocating or moving away with your child can be very complicated whether or not it is after divorce and whether or not there is a child custody order. Moving children out of Pennsylvania or a considerable distance away from their other parent will g… Read More

Paternity DNA Testing

At Berman & Associates, we represent fathers and mothers in complex paternity disputes. We understand that paternity issues can have a profound effect on our client’s life. Whether you are seeking to be established as a child’s father, to… Read More

Alimony & Spousal Support

There are different types of alimony or spousal support in PA. Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) is alimony paid during a divorce case. It is usually the dollar equivalent of spousal support, and is calculated by a formula. It is designed to equalize the m… Read More

Protection From Abuse (PFA)

You need to feel safe and protect your children from harm. When you find yourself in an abusive relationship, the danger can come from within your own home. You need protection from abuse. At Berman & Associates, we can help you get immediate and… Read More

Criminal Defense

Strong in our knowledge of criminal law, strong in our experience in the courtroom, and strong at negotiation. We'll use this background to protect you, our client. Based in Media, we serve families throughout Delaware County, Philadelphia County, a… Read More

Criminal Record Expungement in PA

A criminal record follows you wherever you go. Even an arrest record — with no conviction — can prevent you from obtaining ideal employment, loans, housing and other favorable opportunities. However, laws allow certain criminal arrests, charges a… Read More

DUI & Underage Drinking

Law enforcement is strict against people who receive a DUI citation in Pennsylvania by the police and prosecutors. Our criminal defense attorneys’ success in handling DUI and underage drinking matters is the result of our many years of expert n… Read More

Drug Charges

A Pennsylvania drug crime conviction comes with serious consequences. Anyone arrested for drug use, possession or possession with intent to deliver — and found to be guilty — will be penalized by our courts with a criminal record, years in jail,… Read More

Shoplifting

Shoplifting is one of the most common theft crimes heard in the Pennsylvania criminal justice system. Although some may consider it to be a relatively minor crime, it comes with penalties, one of which is a record that will follow you and impact futu… Read More

Traffic Offenses

Serious traffic offenses can result in the loss or suspension of your driver’s license, having a large fine imposed on you and having points and penalties assessed that can add up quickly. We can help. We are experienced and can come to your defens… Read More

While Collar Crimes

“White collar” crimes often carry the most serious penalties. With a possibility of serious consequences you need a strong, experienced and aggressive lawyer. “White collar crime” is a term of art used to define a group of nonviolent but ille… Read More

Fraternity Law

Fraternity law requires a broad range of experience in issues for Greek fraternal organizations. Berman & Associates has just the experience required. Read More

Personal Injury

Anyone injured as the result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, given the right circumstances, is entitled to significant compensation to cover pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other costs associated with a serious… Read More

Automobile Accidents

Injured in an auto accident? You may experience frustration and confusion as well as pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and lost quality of life. How can you maximize your recovery? Read More

Uber & Lyft Passenger Injuries

If you are injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft — or the car you are in is hit by an Uber or Lyft driver — who to file a claim against, what auto liability insurance policy should pay medical expenses, and how much should be paid to you to p… Read More

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