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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

  • He was knowledgeable, thorough, resourceful, professional and understanding.

    “I highly recommend Attorney Jeff Engle. He was knowledgeable, thorough, resourceful, professional and understanding. I did my homework before seeking out Jeff, as I needed an expert in Family and Education law. He was highly recommended to me, and he did not disappoint. Give him a call and schedule a consult. You will get an honest assessment of your situation, and he will work with you to ensure that you get the best outcome possible.”

    Karl

  • He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator.

    “I came to Shaffer & Engle Law Offices searching for hope after I entered a plea in my criminal case. I had a false allegation filed against me for a sexual offense that I did not commit. I was involved with another lawyer for 2 ½ years, when it came down to day before court we felt he was not prepared to represent me. I either took the plea of "Nolo Contendere" or went to jail the day of the trial. I felt trapped. I had this allegation against me and I was innocent. I met with the Attorney Engle. He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator. He offered to represent me and quickly moved to withdraw my guilty plea. That was granted by the court and we proceeded to prepare for trial. They uncovered many things that our other lawyer did not bother to investigate. They met with character witnesses after hours to make sure my defense would be solid. Long story short, the DA in my case withdrew the charges. I went from a convicted man to completely being vindicated. Shaffer and Engle Law Offices also were able to assist me in another matter relating to the criminal case, but in civil court. The same results, all charges were dismissed. I appreciate the work they did, their prompt service, care and attention they showed to me and my family. I found their services to be affordable when compared to what they did for me. I would highly recommend them for anyone charged with a crime that they did not do.”

    JH

  • Jeff has helped me in the past with 3 speeding tickets and I know he is a good person.

    “Jeff has helped me in the past with 3 speeding tickets and I know he is a good person.”

    DM

  • Thank you for going above and beyond for the client I referred to you, but more importantly, thank you for the fantastic result.

    “Thank you for going above and beyond for the client I referred to you, but more importantly, thank you for the fantastic result. She was my most important client, and you really came through.”

    Attorney John D.

  • Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly.

    “At the law offices of Shaffer & Engle, my case was handled with professionalism, compassion, and dedication. Facing criminal charges was a very frightening experience to me, but I knew I was in good hands with Jeff Engle. I had no past experiences with the judicial system. I felt I was treated with courtesy and dignity. Jeff did everything within his legal powers to provide a great service when I was in need. From my experience with Jeff, he has been more than a lawyer; he is now considered a great new friend of my family. He took a personal interest in my case and for that I am eternally grateful. Jeff always delivered on what he said to me and did everything he set out to do. Jeff fought the prosecutor (DA) every step of the way without hesitation. Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly. What could have been a truly awful situation was resolved completely to my satisfaction. I am available at any time to address any questions with respect to Jeff Engle as an attorney or as a person. I hold him in the highest regard. If anyone ever wanted to see the definition of what a true attorney is...they should be able to open up a dictionary and see a picture of Jeff next to it. I would and will recommend him and his law firm to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and aggressive law firm or criminal defense attorney.”

    Tara K