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Family Law Attorneys in Harrisburg

Providing Caring & Capable Representation throughout Dauphin County

Since 1951, the Harrisburg family law attorneys at Shaffer & Engle have been helping couples and individuals with a wide variety of family legal matters. Since then, we have assisted countless clients, helping many of them successfully achieve their goals. Father kissing daughter's cheek

As a result, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of this complex area of law and can effectively guide you throughout every step of the way.

When it comes to issues of family, we know it's not just about the law. It's about people. Our family lawyers provide responsive, personalized legal services that put your needs and your children's needs first. We take the time to listen with compassion and empathy while providing you with skillful, professional representation to protect your interests.

For all of your family law needs, contact the Harrisburg family law attorneys of Shaffer & Engle at (717) 268-4287 to schedule your consultation.

Comprehensive Family Law Representation

Our experienced family law attorneys can help you with the following matters:

  • Name changes
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Divorce and no-fault divorce
  • Grandparents' visitation rights
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Adoption, including step-parent adoption
  • Child support and modification of child support
  • Enforcement of child support and spousal support orders
  • Legal separation (separation agreements, living separate and apart)
  • Guardianship for minor children and adults lacking legal competency
  • Equitable distribution of marital property and assets of family-owned business
  • Child custody and visitation, as well as modification of child custody orders and relocation/move away situations

Positive Options Even in Difficult Times

In many family law matters, emotions run high. Even joyful events, such as the adoption of a child, may bring feelings of frustration, stress, and uncertainty. It's common to feel overwhelmed in these situations since there is often much at stake.

It is best to approach these types of legal difficulties with the assistance of objective, experienced representatives who can give you well-informed advice and ensure your rights are completely protected.

At Shaffer & Engle, we are sensitive to the difficulties you and your family may be facing. We have helped thousands of people like you find a successful resolution to their family law issues.

We provide information so you know what to expect and where you stand. Also, we provide aggressive representation to ensure your voice is heard in negotiations or in court. We provide a vast range of options so you are always in charge of your case.

Providing Satisfactory Service

5 / 5 stars
I am an attorney in the state of Washington. I have a family law client who was in desperate need of legal assistance in PA. The case against him was affecting his ability to work. Mr. Engle contacted me as soon as my email was received and helped my client. Mr. Engle was able to explain the laws in PA and got the job done in days. I have never encountered another attorney as eager to help and get the job done. I would highly recommend Mr. Engle to anyone.

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Call (717) 268-4287 for Confidential Consultation

Contact the Harrisburg family law attorneys of Shaffer & Engle to discuss your family law matter with us today. Our legal team will sit down with you and have a discussion about your situation. Throughout the consultation, we will give you sound legal advice and, if our services are right for you, we can get started on creating an effective case strategy right away.

Your well-being and success are our highest priorities, so you can be sure your best interests are always at the forefront of our efforts. Backed by over 65 years of combined experience, there is no problem too large or complex for us to handle. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

Call (717) 268-4287 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation with our skilled Harrisburg family law attorneys.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • You really did make a "federal case" of my situation!

    “Elisabeth, You are the best! I can't express how upset I was when I discovered that my builder committed fraud and lied to me about the quality and condition of my new house. It was a huge investment for me and he put me in a bad financial situation. I was cautiously hopeful when you told me you could help. When you got me a judgment for $130,000 plus- three times the amount of my damages- I was amazed! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication. You really did make a "federal case" of my situation! With the money you won for me, I can finally enjoy my home. P.P.”


  • Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion.

    “Jeff is is fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes...”


  • You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story

    “Dear Miss Elisabeth, I can't thank you enough for giving me my life back! Everyone told me I should just plead guilty but I knew I didn't do what they said I did. You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story and explain why I signed a confession when I never committed that crime. I was very scared during the trial but I felt good knowing you believed in me. I am a free man today because of you. God bless you.”



    “Elisabeth helped me through the most traumatic turning point in my life where I felt so alone and had no support except the fact that I needed to get through my disposition to ensure I would be able to continue to excel in my college studies and provide a better life for my young daughter who I am raising alone. Elisabeth provided me with encouraging words and any possible leads she had come across. I was amazed at how caring she was regarding matters outside of the actual case! After court, Thanks to Elisabeth, I was able to come home and continue to be a rock for my family. Since, I have recently ran out of funding 29 credits shy of my degree but still proud to finish the last semester with a 4.0 gpa making the Deans List five times still maintain work having also begun raising my orphaned seventeen year old god daughter who I came to know as one of the trouble kids at my local Boys & Girls Club where I was hired after completing the community service requirements in my case. I do not receive any financial help from government programs for my budding family but I begged for Elisabeth to take money for her exceptional service and she refused. I am forever grateful for her kindness and love each time that I look at my girls. She treated me like family and she didn't have to, she believed in me and encouraged me and stayed true to her word and I genuinely love and appreciate her for that beyond words. I trusted her with a long shot and she hit it out of the parking lot! Like my title says BEYOND AMAZING...”

    Jaimeen A.

  • She has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.

    “Attorney Collins represented me in the most professional manner. I had the best possible outcome. I am grateful for her insight, her promptness, and her support for me. She has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.”