Samantha E. Cole practices exclusively in the area of family law, handling sophisticated and complex divorce, custody and support matters. She regularly manages contentious disputes, including custody relocation occurring within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Samantha also assists clients in negotiating and preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, and custody and support agreements.
As a dedicated family advocate, Samantha is sensitive to the stresses and emotions which frequently overwhelm clients during the difficult transitions that occur during separation and divorce. She believes in taking a direct and candid approach with her clients, so that they fully understand their options and the possible outcomes, and can make meaningful and knowledgeable decisions about their futures.
Prior to joining the Schindler Law Group, Samantha clerked for the Honorable John L. Hall of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, where she primarily assisted with family law related cases. She has since practiced family law in Delaware and Chester Counties for over a decade. Samantha is a graduate of Ursinus College and the Villanova University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2002.
Samantha is a current member of the Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations, and a former member and Recording Secretary and Treasurer of the Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section. She is a recipient of the Nicholas D. Vadino Memorial Award (2004) and the Delaware County Pro Bono Board (2004). In 2015 and 2016, Samantha was recognized as a Top Lawyer in the area of family law by Main Line Today Magazine.
Years of experience: 14
Bar Admissions Pennsylvania, 2002
Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2002)
Ursinus College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics (1998) Professional Associations & Memberships: Chester County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors and Awards: Main Line Today Magazine Top Lawyers in Family Law (2015 & 2016), Nicholas D. Vadino Memorial Award (2004), Delaware County Pro Bono Award (2004) Classes/Seminars Taught: Paralegal Studies class at Villanova University Volunteer Work: St. Edmonds Academy, Wilmington, DE
I've worked with Schindler Law Group on my will and several other family law matters. They are very thorough, efficient and collaborative. In each of my interactions, they explained the intricacies of the law to me in simple terms and highlighted risks and approaches I had not considered. Their lawyers provided a range of options to meet my interests, listened to my ideas, and guided me in balancing investment and risks. I highly recommend Schindler Law Group and plan to work with them on any of my future family law needs.
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