The facts say it all: Nearly 50% of all new marriages will end in divorce. While a divorce can be a painful experience, having a skilled attorney by your side can make the whole process faster, easier and less harmful to all parties involved. The attorneys at McGinnis Chiappelli, P.C. have been helping individuals and families deal with the complicated, often contentious details of divorce and other family law matters for several decades.

We can guide you through every aspect of your divorce, including:

  •  Determining separate versus marital property, including such items as inheritance money, gifts, or money earned prior to the marriage
  •  Dividing property according to equitable distribution principles
  •  Understanding child support and the factors that go into determining an accurate amount
  •  Arranging a child custody and parenting time schedule
  •  Granting orders of protection in domestic violence cases
  •  Modifying existing court orders concerning child custody, visitation, child support or spousal support

We view each case as unique and create an individualized plan to help our clients meet their goals. It is our belief that the sooner you begin to prepare, the better off you will be.


“ When my husband asked me for a divorce, I was totally blindsided! I was really scared and didn't know what to expect. This was my first divorce and Don answered all of my questions. When we went to court, it was evident that he knew what he was doing which made me feel at ease. I would recommend his firm to all of my friends or family.”


Whether you have already been served with a Complaint for Divorce, or you are considering the possibility of divorce, we encourage you to contact us for information. Knowledge is power, and we can help you plan a course of action to protect your financial assets and parental rights. Our 100% confidential INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE, and we offer flexible appointment times. At the initial consultation, not only will we help you develop a plan of action, but we will also provide you with a clear explanation of the legal process, discuss the nuances of the courts in your specific county and give you a realistic estimation of costs.