Elizabeth R. Howard

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania General Practice Law Firm Committed to Pennsylvania Residents

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Firm Overview

Practical advice and clear communication

For the past 30 years, the law firm of Elizabeth R. Howard has been known for helping clients make the most logical and sensible legal choices beneficial to them. We attentively listen to your concerns, share our in-depth knowledge of the legal area where you need help, and clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies. Attorneys Elizabeth R. Howard and Stephanie A. Henrick are proud to solve your case effectively and meet your legal needs in way that is satisfying to you.

We can help you with legal matters related to:
-General civil practice
-Real estate
-General business
-Wills and probate
-Trusts and estates
-Estate planning
-Elder law
-Family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights and adoptions
-Municipal matters and zoning
-Social Security Disability
-Mediation

Our law firm is dedicated to individuals, families, senior citizens and businesses in Phoenixville, Chester County and surrounding counties throughout Pennsylvania

Our commitment to our clients is our number one priority. We work hard to obtain the best resolution for you in the most cost-effective, time-efficient manner possible. Elizabeth R. Howard is a graduate of Villanova University's prestigious law school in Pennsylvania and was President of the Chester County Bar Association in 2001.
Main Office

Main Office
301 Gay Street
Phoenixville  PA  19460

Phone
  • 610-933-0442
Business
Phoenixville Business Law Attorneys
A trusted ally of businesses across Pennsylvania
Running a business in Pennsylvania is hard work. An experienced attorney can be your best ally in growing your business while avoiding legal and financial pitfalls along the way. For more than 30 years, attorney Elizabeth R. Howard has advised individuals and companies on how best to organize and run their businesses.

We provide clients with a full range of legal services related to:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract disputes
-Buy-sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

We represent individuals starting their own businesses as well as business owners hoping to expand their operations. Whatever issues you have with your business, our firm possesses the knowledge and ability needed to help you achieve the best possible results.

Working together to build your business
We are committed to the success and prosperity of your business. Our attorneys are dedicated to close collaboration with you so we can provide the most practical and appropriate advice based on your specific business needs. By understanding your expectations and financial capabilities, our attorneys can better address your needs, including what corporate entity and tax structures to select and how best to limit your personal liability.

After your business is formed, our firm encourages you to call us for assistance with any problems that may arise. We have advised clients on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues, and we have negotiated and drafted contracts and buy-sell agreements. If litigation becomes necessary, our firm’s attorneys zealously advocate for your financial interests in the boardroom or in the courtroom.
Family
Full-Service Family Law Firm in Phoenixville, PA
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the pain of marital conflict, the attorneys at Elizabeth R. Howard listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.

The law firm of Elizabeth R. Howard has served families in Phoenixville for more than 30 years. Our family law attorneys provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Prenuptial agreements
-Adoption

While adopting a child brings happiness to families, there can also be substantial heartache when something goes wrong. We assist families with the complex legal paperwork and procedures of adoption so you can feel confident that the process is handled accurately and your child's well being is secure.

Alimony
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Our attorneys can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Our divorce lawyers will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. At Elizabeth R. Howard, our attorneys do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support necessary for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Our attorneys stand by you throughout your divorce. We obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When Pennsylvania authorities interfere with your parent/child relationship, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Pennsylvania to protect your parental rights and your child's future.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. The skilled negotiators at Elizabeth R. Howard can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Real Estate
Pennsylvania Real Estate Lawyers You Can Trust
Whether you are buying a home, negotiating an office build-out or litigating an easement dispute, the attorneys at Elizabeth R. Howard in Phoenixville are available to help. By using our extensive knowledge of property rights, real estate issues, finance and business, our attorneys are able to work with you to resolve all important real estate issues related to:

-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Evictions
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes

Real estate transaction attorneys
Anxiety often accompanies the excitement of buying or selling your home. We skillfully represent you from offer to sale and work to ease your concerns. Our attorneys conduct smooth and precise transactions during all stages of the home buying and selling experience, including:

-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreement
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear title
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

We also assist corporate and commercial clients in real estate transactions involving commercial properties, such as buying, selling, renting or leasing office space.

Real estate litigation lawyers
When facing the stress of real estate litigation, having an attorney with substantial knowledge about Pennsylvania property laws and civil litigation by your side can lighten the burden. Along with dynamic courtroom demeanor, our attorneys utilize more than thirty years of courtroom to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiators
When it is in your best interest to solve a real estate dispute outside the courtroom, our effective mediators guide negotiations toward equitable solutions. By retaining an experienced mediator to negotiate your contracts, you can often save unnecessary stress, time and money, and feel confident you have made the most beneficial deal.
Probate
The law office of Elizabeth R. Howard will represent your Probate legal matters.
The law office of Elizabeth R. Howard will represent your Probate legal matters.

Elizabeth R. Howard

Practice areas
-General civil practice
-Real estate
-General business
-Wills and probate
-Trusts and estates
-Estate planning
-Elder law
-Family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights and adoptions
-Municipal and zoning
-Social security disability
-Mediation

Admitted
-Pennsylvania, 1978
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education
-Villanova University, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Chester County - President, 2001; member, family law section
-Pennsylvania - Member, House of Delegates, 1997 - 2003, 2007 - 2010
-American Bar Association

Biographical details
Solicitor, Borough of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 1988 - 1992. Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corp., 1998 - 2003. Mediation Training, 1999. Member, Institutional Review Committee, Phoenixville Hospital, 1989 to present.

Elizabeth Howard serves clients in Phoenixville, Chester County and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.
Education
  • Villanova University
    Juris Doctorate

Stephanie A. Henrick

-General civil practice
-Real estate
-General business
-Wills and probate
-Trusts and estates
-Estate planning
-Elder law
-Family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights and adoptions
-Municipal and zoning
-Social security disability
-Mediation

Admitted
-Pennsylvania, 2008

Education
-Widener University, J.D.
Education
  • Widener University
    Juris Doctorate
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