Practice Areas

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. Our divorce lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals and famil… Read More

Pennsylvania Divorce FAQ

The below FAQs 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 note a… Read More

Property Settlement

Distribution of Assets

Exclusive Possession of Home

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 & 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 child custody lawyer who understands these delicate issues and k… 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

In Pennsylvania, there are different types of alimony or support. 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 th… Read More

Protection From Abuse (PFA)

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

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, Pennsylvania laws allow certain criminal arres… 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

Fraternity Law

Bud Berman, Founder of Berman & Associates, has decades of experience protecting the rights of fraternities, sororities and their members. Bud has represented — and continues to represent — a National Collegiate Fraternity headquartered in Indian… 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

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