Jeffrey Williams 2018

Jeffrey M. Williams

Doylestown, PA – Jeffrey M. Williams, founder and managing partner of Williams Family Law, recently presented a continuing legal education program on high-income child support cases. “How to Try a Hanrahan Case in Bucks County,” was held November 19th at the offices of the Bucks County Bar Association.

The program title references Hanrahan v. Bakker, a 2018 decision that changed the application of high-income child support guidelines in Pennsylvania. At issue in the case was a father who, after an extraordinarily profitable year, was ordered to pay over $50,000 per month in child support based on his income per state statutes, when the actual household child expenses amounted to just $2,000. Per the 2018 court decision, support orders will take into consideration not only parental income, but the actual needs of the children.

Williams is widely regarded as a top divorce attorney in Bucks County and one of the leading family law attorneys in Pennsylvania. His courtroom instincts and honed litigation skills have made him a fixture in Philadelphia area divorce law for more than three decades. He is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationally. He has been selected by his peers as one of the “Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial & Divorce Law" annually since 2004. As the legal representative for a non-birth mother, Mr. Williams successfully litigated one of the first significant same-sex child custody cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Williams Family Law is a premier family law firm that provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, cohabitation, grandparents’ custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation issues and related legal matters. The family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To learn more, visit