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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

  • Very professional, knowledgeable and straight to the point. No hesitation what so ever on how or why they tackle your case.

    “Jeff and the practice Shaffer & Engle Law are outstanding at what they do in the court room. Very professional, knowledgeable and straight to the point. No hesitation what so ever on how or why they tackle your case. They answer their emails, phone and texts promptly as they should with any retainer lawyer. I highly recommend them for any judicial system issue.”

    Mike

  • 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

  • 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...”

    Anonymous

  • He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions.

    “Hired the Law Office to handle the new Adam Walsh Act law going into effect December 20, 2012. State of PA and State Police was requiring that I register under the new law. Not only required to register but also changing my Tier level from Tier 1 to Tier Pending. Originally was required to register as a Tier 1 for 10 years but under the new law they were requiring to register for life. Attorney Engle took the case and fought from the day he was hired until the case was resolved. This is the only Law Firm I have dealt with that work diligently and kept us well informed throughout the case. Our case Won on two levels: 1. I am no longer required to register under the new Adam Walsh Act. 2. Successfully removed my name from the Sex Offender Registry. I am no longer listed on State or Federal Megan Law web site. I have worked with several Law firms over the past 10 years and Attorney Engle is the best Attorney. He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions. He fought for my rights where not too many attorneys out there will. AND he WON our case against the State Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police. I will recommend this Law Firm to anyone that need legal representation no matter what the case might be. Big or small this is the law firm you want to hire. I cannot nor can anyone predict the same outcome but they will fight for your best interest.”

    Former client

  • I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.

    “I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.”

    Tony