For more than 30 years, we have been serving the legal needs of Central Pennsylvania including the Williamsport, Lewisburg, Canton, Towanda, Wellsboro, Sunbury, Shamokin, Danville, Bloomsburg, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre areas.
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Divorce & Custody
Nearly forty percent of marriages end in divorce but the emotional toll of divorce cannot be put into statistics. At Lepley, Engelman, Yaw, & Wilk, our divorce lawyers are sensitive to the emotional turmoil that our clients are experiencing while going through the process of legal separation, identifying and diving marital assets, determining child custody, and managing family custody issues, and establishing child and spousal support.
In some situations, a Protection from Abuse or PFA is needed. The “Protection from Abuse Act” is a civil law that makes physical abuse or injury, sexual abuse or injury or the threat of either illegal. Protection for threatened or injured parties is provided through the court system. The Lepley, Engelman, Yaw & Wilk, LLC team are known as PFA lawyers that secure needed protections for our clients.
When navigating a complex divorce entailing the division of businesses, large property holdings, and significant collectibles, an adept, knowledgeable legal team is critical.
Determining family custody when children are involved is a challenging and emotional process. Our divorce and family custody lawyers have fought for and won cases for many clients – including helping grandparents gain visitation following child custody disputes.
When considering marriage, a prenuptial agreement may be prudent to protect your assets – such as a business or property. Prenuptial agreements legally differentiate what qualifies as marital and nonmarital property and communicate how assets will be divided in the case of a divorce. There are cases both for and against prenuptial agreements. Our legal team is available to discuss if a prenuptial agreement may benefit you.
In addition to divorce, Lepley, Engelman, Yaw & Wilk, LLC’s divorce lawyers have practiced all facets of family law for years. Our family law team provides prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, help establishing paternity, family custody and child guardianship assistance, and legal support for adoptions.
Our team of lawyers serves a number of areas in central Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to Bradford County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Union County, Canton, Lewisburg, Mansfield, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, and more.
I have the unique experience of having been a family law client before I became a family law attorney. I experienced first-hand the emotional and financial devastation of divorce. Returning to law school at the same time that I was involved in a bitter divorce caused me to recognize the need for family law attorneys who really understand how difficult a divorce can be for both spouses and children.
When you need a domestic relations attorney, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights, but yet is sensitive to the emotional turmoil that accompanies divorce, separation and custody litigation.
When you choose an attorney for your family law case, choose a lawyer who concentrates in the area of family law and who will give you aggressive representation and dedication to your family law matter. My practice focuses entirely on family law and I have tried more family law cases than any other attorney in my eight-county area.
Jason Lepley was born and raised in Williamsport, and has grown up in the firm of Lepley, Engelman, Yaw & Wilk, beginning work there in his teenage years. He graduated from Lock Haven University in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, while also being certified as a teacher. With few teaching jobs available in the area, he returned to the firm and worked for more than five years as a paralegal for family law, while also holding membership in the Lycoming County Paralegal Association. His passion for the law grew, and his desire to help families through some of their darkest days prompted him to return to law school. He graduated from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2017.
He now focuses on his family, his practice, and his love of all things competitive.
I recently returned home to Bloomsburg after spending the last 25 years residing in Schuylkill and Berks counties. I graduated with a BA in criminal justice from Alvernia University in 2001 and with a JD from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2008. For the past 14 years, I operated a solo practice in Schuylkill, Northumberland, and Columbia counties, concentrating in criminal defense, divorce and family law, and wills and estates.
I have been through the divorce and custody wars both as a lawyer and personally. I understand first-hand how a marital breakup and disagreements over custody of children can impact the happiness and well-being of children and the family as a whole. I will be proud to be your advocate through the darkest time in your life.
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Divorce, Child Custody & Property Settlement.