Divorce and Family Law Attorney serving Berks County, PA

"Highly recommend him. Hes affordable, reasonable, and best of all, he will aim to work with you no matter what is thrown at him. Hes very polite, very friendly, very understanding and I'm so grateful I chose him as my first ever lawyer. Doesnt force you into anything. If a lawyer is needed, definitely go to him. Hes worth the time and effort. I was scared due to this being the first time dealing with a case, and he definitely eased my fear. Just right away he has that peaceful, calming aura to him. Not at all what I thought it was going to be."

- S.Y.

The Leges Group is a client focused law firm practicing exclusively in the areas of Business, Divorce and Family Law. Our team of highly skilled and experienced divorce lawyers and transaction attorneys are here to help guide you through your case successfully and without draining your finances or ruining your family. We understand that each case is different, and we always tailor our representation to your specific needs.

Divorce cases in Pennsylvania are started with one party filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage also known as a divorce complaint. Parties can also file a Petition for Legal Separation, or a Child Custody Complaint.


All petitions and complaints can also be filed as co-petitions, which allow the parties to open a divorce, child custody and or support proceeding together and avoid certain court costs and costs of service. Parties must decide which complaints they would like to file before filing if filing jointly, otherwise each complaint may be brought separately at a time most convenient to you and your matter.

In terms of the laws governing divorce, Pennsylvania is considered an equitable distribution state (as opposed to a community property state). As an equitable distribution state, Pennsylvania does not have set rules as to how property acquired during the marriage must be divided. Rather, the Courts attempt to divide property as equitably as possible based off a set of criteria designed to establish what would be fair.


However, it is important to understand that fair does not always mean equal. In addition to the division of property, divorce law in Pennsylvania also covers the award of child support (done with a child support calculator), alimony (also known as spousal support, Alimony Pendente Lite (APL) or maintenance), and the custody of children.

The divorce and custody process can vary from county to county in Pennsylvania, so it is important to have the assistance of experienced divorce counsel when filing for divorce.


Our law firm offers a FREE CASE EVALUATION (by telephone), free of charge. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call at 610-228-2828.

This free case evaluation provides an opportunity for people facing a divorce, legal separation or a custody case, to understand their options and what a roadmap to a successful resolution or defense of their case might look like. It also provides an opportunity for our firm to understand the unique issues facing you as a perspective client, and whether we would be the best attorneys to help you with your case. From there, our firm would then schedule a longer, more in-depth paid consultation with one of our talented attorneys or our managing attorney and owner Nikolas Capitano.

Berks County Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Getting a Divorce in Reading, Pennsylvania

Understanding the Divorce Process

Free Divorce Case Evaluation

Divorce Options

Uncontested Divorce:

We can resolve your uncontested divorce case quickly and cost effectively. This is our specialty and we are here to help.


Mediated Divorce:
Mediation can be the BEST way to resolve your divorce case; it saves time, money, preserves your family, and keeps you out of court and your life in your control.


Collaborative Divorce:
Take control of your life with a group of experts to guide you to resolution through negotiation and settlement.


Litigated Divorce:
Don’t believe what you see on T.V., most cases don’t go to trial or court but if they do, we have the skills to represent you.

Military Divorce:
Resolving unique legal issues for some of our favorite clients and heros.

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce & Family Law
  • What are the Pennsylvania divorce laws?

  • What is the divorce process in Pennsylvania?

  • How long does a Pennsylvania divorce take?

  • How much does a divorce attorney cost in Pennsylvania?

  • Is Pennsylvania a no-fault state when it comes to divorce?

  • How are assets divided in a divorce in Pennsylvania?

  • How is a home divided in a divorce?

  • Is Pennsylvania an alimony state?

  • How is alimony calculated in Pennsylvania?

  • Are Pennsylvania divorce records public?


Attorney Capitano is one of Berks Counties most dedicated Family Law Lawyers.


There are few experiences as stressful and potentially life-altering as going through a divorce or child custody dispute. Having to deal with a civil dispute may have some of the most significant impacts on your family, employment, financial status and liberty.

Once served with a divorce or custody complaint, the most important decision you can make is hiring the right family law attorney to represent you.


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Law Office of Nikolas D. Capitano, Esquire., The Leges Group LLC


Business and Family Law Attorneys serving Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Lancaster County

49 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, PA 19610



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