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Cheryl Rowe

Cheryl Rowe

Rowe Law Offices, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

For the last 21 years, I have helped many clients with a variety of legal matters. I understand the stress and anxiety that a client goes through in the midst of these life changing events. My practice focuses on divorce, custody, support, bankruptcy and estate planning as well as estate administration. I have extensive trial experience, but I am committed to helping each client resolve their matters out of court whenever possible.

Focusing on each client's particular needs and desires, in addition to a deep commitment to client service, is the foundation of my practice. Listening and working together with the client to develop a game plan is essential to a productive attorney-client relationship. I try my best to satisfy the client's needs, and to achieve productive resolutions, using a combination of negotiation, as well as litigation strategies.

Throughout the case, my client and I work as a team, keeping in communication with each other, to ensure that questions are answered, and we can tweak our approach to various issues along the way.

Give us a call. You will find my seasoned staff to be personable, professional and committed to helping you every step of the way. All of us in my office believe that client service is top priority. Your phone call will be answered timely by a human being, never an answering machine. We don't have answering machines and we don't have menus that ask you to wait until someone live picks up the phone. Why? Because I strongly believe that most people need to hear from a caring person immediately. We care about you.

For our veterans and those currently serving in the military, I am happy to take 10% off all fees. Family members of mine have served in every war going back to WWII.

I would appreciate the opportunity to be of help, so please give us a call and let us set up a time for a free consultation to go over your legal problem or issue. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Bankruptcy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Rowe Law Offices, P.C.
- Current
Associate
Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley
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Summer law clerk
Judge Albert A. Stallone
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I also interned with Judge Stallone the last semester of college.
Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Family Law, Securities, Property Law, Intellectual Property, Estate Planning, Estates
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Honors: Environmental Law Moot Court Team, National Appellate Moot Court Team, top 25% of class
Albright College
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
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Honors: Society of Jacob Albright Scholars, Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.85, ranked 8th in my class
Awards
Peer Review Rated - Highly Ranked for competence and legal ethics
Martindale-Hubbell
Divorce Law
Lead Counsel
Family Law
Lead Counsel
Bankruptcy Law - Chapter 7
Lead Counsel
Peer Review Rated - Highly Ranked for competence and legal ethics
Martindale-Hubbell
Divorce Law
Lead Counsel
Family Law
Lead Counsel
Bankruptcy Law - Chapter 7
Lead Counsel
Divorce Law
Lead Counsel
Family Law
Lead Counsel
Bankruptcy Law - Chapter 7
Lead Counsel
Certificate in Mediation for Divorce, Custody & Support
Berks County Bar Association
Society of Jacob Albright Scholars
Albright College
Society of Jacob Albright Scholars
Albright College
Professional Associations
Lancaster County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Pennsylvania State Bar # 75916
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
American Bar Association # 01047890
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association # 193385
Member
- Current
BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Member
- Current
Activities: Solo and Small Practice Section, Family Law Section
BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Chairperson - Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What are some common warning signs of of asset concealment during divorce
How can a protection order protect you and your children?
Understanding Alimony in Pennsylvania
3 benefits of partnering with a lawyer during divorce
Helping your kids process a divorce
Intersection of Family Law and Other Practice Areas
Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
Speaking Engagements
Divorce and Custody, WEEU Radio
Berks County Bar Association
Ask A Lawyer, BCTV - Berks County TV
Berks County Bar Association
Intersection of Family Law and Other Practice Areas, Bench-Bar Conference, Poconos
Berks County Bar Association
Certifications
Mediation in Divorce, Custody and Support
Berks County Bar Association
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. My mother has filed a complaint for custody of my son.
A: I would seriously consider consulting with a lawyer in your area. You will end up in court, if only for the mediation, if that is ordered in your county. It is unlikely to be resolved at mediation, and I never advise clients to go to court without a good lawyer with you. You will be given court dates, and most likely, you will end up in front of a custody master, who will work with you, her and the attorneys, to try to resolve the case. If it cannot be resolved, you will end in front of the judge. Many lawyers, like me, offer free consultations. I strongly suggest that you sit down and go over the details of your situation with a lawyer in your region. Best of luck to you.
Q. I have shared parenting with my kid father is it still legal to continue on child support on the kid's father
A: If he has more than half of the overnights, he would not owe anything to you. If you have 50/50, the person with the higher income is usually required to pay something(I would have to know your incomes to tell you the exact numbers), and if he has less than 40% of the overnights, the support guidelines do not allow a reduction in the amount owed to you. Best of luck to you!
Q. Custody and child support
A: I would advise following the court order, if one exists. If you feel your 11 year old has really good reasons for not wanting to go, then you can petition to modify the current order. Whether you will succeed is something that I could not answer without knowing more details. If you have the kids more than 50% of the time, which is determined by the number of overnights each parent has, and if that parent supports the kids, then it is likely that you will not have to pay support. In fact, she may owe you support. I don't know where you are writing from, but I would highly recommend calling for a consultation with a lawyer in your area. Many, like me, offer free consultations. Best of luck to you!
Q. Biological father never involved married my husband stepped in I have sole custody he's trying to get custody what do
A: Hello! If you have custody now, then the father will have to ask the court to modify the order. He has an uphill battle after his absence, but if this guy really does pursue custody, please go and talk to a lawyer. Many of us provide free consultations and would be happy to go over the situation and advise the best course of action. Good luck to you!
Q. Should I get a lawyer for child support?
A: Most of my practice is family law. In your area, there are a number of good attorneys who will sit down with you for a consultation. You need to sit down with someone, who can discuss your income, your son's father's income, as well as take a look at extra expenses - child care, extracurricular activities, orthodontia, sports camps/fees, and insurance costs. All of these things go into the creation of the support order. If he is not working, he may be given an earning capacity, but I highly recommend that you at least get a consultation to see where issues might arise. If you end up with a bad support order, it takes a while to fix it. Better to get it right from the start. Good luck to you!
Q. what kind of custody can parent get if living in different state (he's in NY his child is Pa)
A: Most likely, if he were to petition the court to modify the current order, you would have the chance to go to the custody conference and see what can be worked out. If you can't agree, you/your lawyer can explain to the conference office why he shouldn't have time with the child. The conference office makes a recommendation, and either of you can file exceptions for the judge to hear the case. Courts seldom allow much time, at least at the beginning, if he has been absent for a long time. You will most likely need an attorney to help you with this type of complicated situation. Best of luck to you!
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