Providing high quality, compassionate legal services for you and your family
  •  Jennifer J. Riley
    Jennifer J. Riley
  •  Matthew F. Fox
    Matthew F. Fox
  •  Stacy Forchetti
    Stacy Forchetti
  •  Allissa M. Myers
    Allissa M. Myers
(215) 283-5080

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At the Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley, our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to guiding clients through life's transitions.  Whether you are going through a divorce, or are a mother or father seeking more substantial custody rights with your children, we personalize our legal service to your personal needs.  We provide free consultations to help you learn your legal rights to help you make decisions. 

Attorney Riley founded the Firm in 2013 with the intention to create a firm of unique attorneys and administrative staff members who genuinely care.  She hires attorneys who are tough litigators, but who are also kind and compassionate, always first committed to helping their clients negotiate amicable settlements before resorting to litigation.  Every case is treated with the same level of respect and attention, whether a divorce with complex property distribution, or a basic no-fault, no-asset divorce.  The attorneys and staff at the Firm strive to provide high quality, compassionate legal services to all clients.

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When Times Are Tough, Family Lawyers You Can Depend On

Facing divorce or another family law issue is tough. Does this sound like you? You’re frustrated, angry or confused. You face the uncertain prospect of what the future holds for your relationship with your children. You wonder how this will affect you financially. You’re concerned about the talk that will take place about you around the water cooler at work or among your circle of friends and family. Add to these feelings the anger you may feel toward your spouse or the other parent; the bitterness that replaced the once unconditional love that existed between you. The feeling of betrayal that now stays with you from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night. This confusion, anger and frustration can lead to poor decision-making during a time when every decision can have a huge impact on your future and the future of your relationship with your children. You are not alone if you have experienced these feelings or if you want to protect yourself from these experiences.
 

Think this really stinks?

We know. We’ve been there, done that, and we can help you! Our attorneys understand the legal as well as the emotional and financial implications of a family law court case.
 

Worried that you’ll be financially devastated in a complex divorce case involving substantial income or assets or a case with a self-employed spouse?

Our office has represented many high income, self employed business owners and/or professionals including sports figures with complex support and equitable distribution cases. We are well versed in the language of corporate compensation.

Comprehensive Legal Advice From Our Main Line Lawyers For Divorce

Some family law firms will not accept cases that involve child custody or other common family law issues. Our family law firm provides comprehensive legal advice for all Pennsylvania family law issues, including: divorceequitable distribution of marital property and debts, spousal supportAPL and alimonyprenuptial agreementspaternity and child supportchild custodystep-parent adoption, and issues impacting LGBTQ couples and individuals.

Other family law firms may refuse to take on a case if there is the possibility that the case would not settle. Our divorce lawyers will not abandon you if your case is not resolved by a settlement agreement or consent order of court. Our family law attorneys are known for being experienced trial lawyers who are willing to take a case to trial if justice for our clients and their children requires such action. We believe that our skills as experienced family law trial attorneys in Montgomery CountyChester County, Bucks County and Delaware County encourages the opposing attorneys to offer fair settlement proposals that will allow for peaceful resolution of our clients’ cases in many situations.
 

Think hiring an attorney is too expensive?

Unless you have no assets, no debt, and no minor children, you may end up giving away much more than you are legally entitled to. Hiring the wrong attorney or law firm can cause you to incur unnecessary costs. Our office employs junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks to help our senior attorneys manage clients’ cases at affordable rates.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Extremely Helpful

“Attorney Riley was extremely helpful. She was very caring and understanding & took her time with all parties involved. I would recommend her to friends & family”

Patti Meehan - March - 2020

A pleasure working with Jennifer

“I utilized Jennifer and her team for a prenuptial negotiation that my wife's family was pursuing. While it was an extremely difficult process, Jennifer provided strategic advice and counsel and was extremely attentive to detail. I would highly recommend Jennifer for anyone going through spouse/marital legal issues. ”

Sean - February 21, 2020

Top Notch Legal Representation

“Jennifer Riley's entire firm provided top notch legal representation during one of the most difficult times in my life. Her and Ravi Mohan's attention to detail, commitment to bringing hidden facts to light, and compassion for me personally were instrumental in securing a result that I can only describe as miraculous. Throughout the process, her entire office staff was uplifting, friendly and professional. They gave me the strength I needed to persevere despite all that I was encountering. I felt I was - and am - among friends. I cannot recommend Jennifer Riley's Law Offices highly enough. ”

Ann Marie - January - 2020

Above & Beyond

“Attorney Ravi Mohan went above and beyond to help me through the process. Very excellent and great attorney!”

Jett Greenwood - January 2020

HIGHLY Recommended

“Jennifer is so easy to work with and pays very close attention to detail. She made me feel comfortable from day 1... and continues to be a light of guidance throughout any issue that has come up during my custody or child support dealings. 5 Stars for Jennifer - Definitely HIGHLY recommended!”

Shanna - January - 2020

an angel for my family

“Jennifer focused on my priorities. As such, the kids' needs were protected. She listened and responded with calm care at every turn. I had no experience in this field, and Jennifer's wealth of experience protected what I value most - my children's well-being.”

Jill - November 19, 2019

Positive review of Jennifer J. Riley's legal services

“Jennifer was hired to initiate divorce proceedings on my behalf and negotiate a financial settlement with my ex-husband. Throughout the process, Jennifer and her firm were reliable, responsive and professional every step of the way. Jennifer's negotiations with my e-husband's attorney brought my divorce and settlement to a successful conclusion. I appreciate the time and effort that was spent on my case and would recommend her firm to anyone going through a difficult family matter. ”

Karen - November 18, 2019

Very pleased with Ms. Riley's Legal Help at a critical time

“I hired Jennifer Riley to help with divorce procedures. I had interviewed several other lawyers, and chose her. One of the other lawyers I considered clearly would not have been a good choice for any woman to hire in a similar situation. But Jennifer was a good choice. She gave excellent advice and showed great understanding and compassion of the difficult situation at a critical time.”

Ori - July 9, 2019

More than a law firm

“Jennifer Riley and her staff went above and beyond for me. They protected me from making some terrible decisions. Her guidance was '"spot on". They held my hand through the whole process. Their follow through was amazing. Jennifer always got back to me no matter how big or little my concerns would be in a timely manner. No surprise to get a call over the weekend as the firm is always available. I was so pleased with Jennifer and the staff and would recommend them without hesitation. ”

Diana - May 14, 2019

Want a Good Lawyer, Jennifer is the way to go

“Jennifer is the BEST. I contacted her in reference for my divorce. I was living in Arizona at the time and we spoke for an hour over the phone and I hired her on the spot. My spouse had moved back to AP and I was still in Arizona. This could have been very difficult but Jennifer made it so doable. She worked very hard for me, the situation was not a good one. My spouse was not an easy person to deal with and his lawyer wasn't much better. She is very compassionate and understanding. She goes that extra mile to get the right results. I cannot say enough good things about how she handled everything. I not only got the results I was looking for but she changed my whole view on who lawyers are. If you want someone who fights for what is right, Jennifer is the one to have on your side. I thank God every day for what she has done for me, she and her firm are amazing. ”

Janet - April 5, 2019

So Helpful

“My friend and I are starting a small business, and Jennifer Riley and Ravi Mohan have been incredibly helpful. They have walked us through all the steps we weren't aware of and were great explaining any questions we had. Definitely highly recommended.”

David - March 27, 2019

Thank you, Jennifer J. Riley! You Saved My Life!!

“I cannot begin to say how much I appreciate everything that Jennifer did for me when I was trying to find a reliable lawyer to help me go through everything that needed to be done for my divorce.

I had been with my ex-husband for 50 years (dated for 4 years - married for 46 years). In 2011, I knew it was time for me to ask for a divorce. At 65, I began looking for the attorney who would help me.

On the first visit I had with Jennifer, I knew she was the one, and the only one, who could help me. I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer. She helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I could not have made it without her!!!

There are not enough words to say how wonderful Jennifer is... caring, sincere, reliable. helpful and professional are only a few. I highly recommend Jennifer to one and all !!!”

Sandra - March 27, 2019

The Best for a Reason

“My experience with the offices of Jennifer J. Riley was amazing. I consulted with Jennifer for assistance with my divorce and throughout the entire process, Jennifer and her associate Patrick were incredibly kind, responsive, and more than helpful. I was able to navigate through a very difficult time in my life because of their guidance. I would highly recommend their services and would absolutely go through them again for any legal representation I would need in the future. ”

Robert - March 2019

Highly Recommended

“I enjoyed working with Jennifer and her staff are among the best. I've found Jennifer to be a fierce defender and protector of her client's rights. She is not one that would allow you to put yourself in jeopardy and in harms way. If your opponent bites, she devours your opponent with no mercy. Even if you are not knowledgeable on the subject matter, she always takes the time to educate you on the law, presents you with options, and gives you her recommendations. She is timely, thorough and attentive. She can be trusted to represent your interests and only your interests alone. Although legal cases are a frightening and protracted matter that breeds the feeling of seriousness and doubts, however, Jennifer embodies the meaning of "let's have fun and get the job done!" She surely has gotten the job done for me. You shall look no further, hire Jennifer. I promise you, you won't regret your decision. ”

Allan - March 2019

I'm not a person to write reviews!! This one is deserved

“I had a lengthy divorce and Jennifer and her team were there for me 24/7. Not many people wow me but I need to give credit when it's due not only was I given the attention I was amazed because they truly care!! Not for a day but well over a year.”

Nick - March 2019

I 100% recommend her services

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ms. Riley through my divorce. She is professional, caring, thoughtful, and always quick to respond. She has an extraordinary knowledge of divorce law in PA and her insight to the practice habits of other attorneys in the area proved priceless. From day one through final settlement and from custody to property settlement, she was with me every step. Divorce is an unpleasant experience. I am grateful to have such a spectacular ally throughout the process. I 100% recommend her services without reservations. ”

Stephen - March 2019

Great help fair price nice people

“Jennifer created our pre-nuptial agreement. She was super helpful and knowledgeable. It was quick and easy. She went beyond what I expected. I am very satisfied. ”

anonymous - March 2019

Excellent

“A very good natured lawyer. It was more like family help when I was going through rough waters. I absolutely recommend her.”

Amrik - March 2019

A great experience

“I used this office throughout my divorce which worked out fantastically! Professional, thorough, and kind. I'd recommend them to anyone. Overall, just awesome and easy to work with!”

Darryl - June 18, 2017

Knowledge, Experience, Compassion and More!

“As a client of Jennifer J. Riley Law Firm, and in particular of Jennifer J. Riley, my experience has been an excellent one. Ms. Riley’s knowledge, professionalism and kind sensitivity have been extraordinary throughout my difficult support matter. Her performance in Court was remarkable.
Her availability and willingness to answer all my questions and concerns has been wonderful. The manner in which she dealt with me as her client, with compassion, awareness and attentiveness, proved to be very effective, resulting in an excellent outcome of my matter
I highly recommend the Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley!”

Alina - May 23, 2017

Professional with heart

“Jennifer has always been kind and understanding to whatever issue I might need to bring to her. And I can always be assured that the advice and help I've received is with my best interest in mind. Thanks again Jen.”

Anonymous - May 12, 2017

Jennifer

“Jennifer was a kind, caring, compassionate and competent voice when I very much needed one. Always available to answer my many questions along the long, slow process. She did what I wanted her to do for me, which was get me the best settlement possible while having a professional persona which was gentle and kind, but firm with the other side. I am glad the divorce is long over, but I miss her!”

Anonymous - January 16, 2017

Consistent Effective Guidance

“I hired Jennifer for a divorce matter. She consistently provided good counsel and advice. She answered my questions clearly and helped me find my best path forward in difficult times.”

Gregory - January 16, 2017

Excellent staff and great firm

“Jennifer made my divorce very easy and simple. Couldn't have gone better or easier. Got me everything I needed and informed me of everything I needed to know. Highly recommend her and her firm.”

Tom Fritz - January 14, 2017

Honest, professional and ethical.

“In no uncertain terms, if you are in need of an attorney in the area of family law, retain Ms. Riley. Don't even look at anyone else. Seriously. Stop looking right now. You will be happy with her services. Very happy.”

Jacques - April 9, 2016

The best

“Jenifer is the best lawyer around. After 5 long years and two other lawyers we hired her she got divorce settled in 6months. The absolute best around.”

Robert - September 4, 2015

Great Attorney

“I have recommended Jennifer and would do it again. the meeting was informative and very professional. Willing to find the answers if she does not have them at the moment. great attorney and wish the best in the future !!!”

Anonymous - September 1, 2015

Top notch attorney

“Jennifer went above and beyond the duty of an attorney. Very professional and kind. She worked hard for me as well she does for all her clients.”

Chris- August 28, 2015

Above and beyond

“Ms. Riley is a phenomenal lawyer and goes above and beyond what she needs to do for her clients. She is the type of lawyer who will fight hard for your rights during a difficult court case. If I ever had a question she was always there day or night without hesitation to make sure to put my mind at ease. Ms. Riley is a great attorney and what makes her stand out from every other lawyer is that she enjoys helping people to make their lives better in the long run! Thanks, Ms. Riley for all you do not only for me but for my children as well!”

Anonymous - August 27, 2015

Excellent attorney

“Jennifer was a pleasure to work with in regards to my legal matter. Highly knowledgable and very timely in her responses to my questions. I'd also like to add what a kind person she is. I'd highly recommend her services.”

Cindy - May 14, 2015

Best decision I made to go forward with Jennifer Riley regarding child custody matter

“I am 110% satisfied with her services. I couldn't ask for anything better than what I recieved from her. Because of her, my child is in safe and better hands. Me and my child are very thankful to Jennifer Riley...I thank her to be practicing as an attorney, so families such as mine could seek true justice.”

Punardeep - May 6, 2015

Family advice session

“AMAZING. She went over and above what she needed to do. I wish she handled cases in my county. She knows what she is talking about and make you feel better about options. I would use her again and again.”

Anonymous - December 16, 2014

Awesome!

“Jennifer is a great lawyer. If you are getting divorced, I highly recommend her. She responded quickly to all my calls and emails. No complaints here! I'm divorced!!”

Mark - December 14, 2014

Simply amazing!

“As the mother of a special needs child I had numerous concerns regarding custody and possible future needs of my son. Considering my now ex-husband lives out of state, I knew things could prove difficult, but Jennifer had it all under control and was able to guide me in everything including child support, custody, and realistic expectations of proceedings.”

Carin - December 12, 2014

I would highly recommend Jennifer J Riley, and have...

“Jennifer is a very knowledgeable, strategic and caring attorney. Her responsive to my questions, and her care in handling all matters in a timely manner, made the process of my divorce feel comfortable and put me at ease. I would highly recommend her with a high level of confidence.”

Jenn S - June 2, 2014

A++ Attorney

“Jennifer took over my case from another attorney. She quickly familiarized herself with the particulars and made a plan to gather the financial data and compute the settlement. Was instrumental in providing proper monetary determination to hammer out a fair division of marital assets. Jennifer was quite efficient and billed only what she worked.”

Anonymous - November 11, 2011

Pleasure to work with!

“My husband was having surgury and we asked for a medical power of attorney. She met with my husband and worked out all the details in a professional, caring manner and I highly recommend her.”

Gayle - August 11, 2011

Our Staff. Your Advocates.

The Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley has endeavored to hire a strong support staff, each of whom is dedicated to helping you throughout the process, always providing outstanding client services.  Our team becomes your team as you make your way through the process.  We are proud of the relationships we build with our clients.

Meet Our Staff

News & Highlights

May 19, 2020

Divorce, custody and support are issues within the realm of Family Law. COVID-19 has created special circumstances in this area. Family Law attorney Jennifer J. Riley spoke with Women's Resource Center (WRC) on Women Speak, our local TV show broadcast on MLTV-Main Line Network, about these and related issues during COVID-19. This video of our interview is a helpful resource to understand the implications of divorce during this challenging time. Please click on the picture to view the interview.

2020

Jennifer J. Riley has been recognized and named in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star Top Attorney in the State of Pennsylvania yearly from 2012 to 2020. This distinction is awarded to less than 2.5% of attorneys.

This year, we are proud to announce that Associate Attorney Ravi V. Mohan has been recognized as a Rising Star for 2020. This is the first year Attorney Mohan has practiced law in Pennsylvania (having started his career in California), so his accomplishment is especially appreciated by the Firm.

April 2020

This year marks the firm's 7th year in business. The firm's attorneys and support staff are hired for their superior work ethic along with their exceptional customer service and client relation skills in line with the firm's motto to treat our clients with compassion and care during these difficult times in their lives. We consider it an honor to have become such a steadfast and reliable law firm in our local community

February 27, 2020

Jennifer J. Riley, Esquire, owner and managing attorney of Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley PLLC, was invited to co-author the 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Institute's book on Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements and also teach CLE classes regarding the subject matter.

Jennifer considers it an honor to be chosen to speak as an inspirational leader of her fellow attorneys. This event provided Jennifer with the opportunity to advise other attorneys on the legalities of Marital Settlement Agreements and how they are viewed in the court of law.