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Paula Katchmer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paula

Learn Paula’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Simple and complex divorce, division of assets, alimony and spousal support

  2. Child custody
    Parent, Grandparent, Relative, Third party

  3. Child support

  4. Family
    Protection from Abuse, Adoption, Change of Name

    41 years

  5. General practice

    41 years

  6. Wills and living wills

    41 years

     I have over 35 years experience in the practice of family law including advising and representing clients in simple and complex divorce proceedings involving equitable distribution of property and claims for alimony, custody actions, child and spousal support proceedings, Protection from Abuse matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Children and Youth matters and in adoptions.  These cases have either been resolved through negotiation and agreement or, if necessary, litigation. 

     My experience includes having served as a Special Divorce Master for the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  As a Special Divorce Master, I presided over divorce hearings deciding issues of property distribution and alimony.

      My goal is to explain the law as it pertains to my client's matters and to address the individual circumstances presented to me as each case is unique to the client.  


Paula Katchmer
241 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA, 17602-2709

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Posted by Susan | June 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce and custody
I was referred to Paula by a friend who spoke highly of her professionalism. Paula was amazing every step of the way. The lawyer I had previously was not ferocious enough and lacked tenacity. I wanted someone who would fight to get me a clean divorce and full legal custody of my children, I knew it would be a battle. I needed someone who was strong, willing and experienced. Paula went above and beyond to ensure I got sole custody, she was phenomenal! Her experience showed in court, and her presence in the court room was exceptional. I am so grateful that I choose Paula B Katchmer, and I would do so again in a heart beat!
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, experienced lawyer
I used this lawyer for my divorce. She is very experienced and understanding of all the emotions of divorce. She was up front about the pricing of everything. My divorce went as smoothly as could be expected with a divorce. I have recommended her to friends.


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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Paula B. Katchmer
  • 1992 - Present
  • Special Divorce Master
  • Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Gibble, Kraybill & Hess
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Blakinger, Byler & Thomas (formerly Blakinger, Grove & Chillas)
  • 1982 - 1987
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  • Temple University
  • J.D.
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  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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  • Pennsylvania, United States District Court, Eastern District
  • Licensed
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Honors and Awards

  • Access to Justice Award
  • Lancaster Bar Association
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  • Summa Cum Laude graduate
  • Temple University
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  • Departmental Honors
  • Temple University
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  • President's Scholar
  • Temple University
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  • National Honor Society of Psychology Students
  • Psi Chi
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  • National Academic Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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  • Business Woman
  • Know Your Rights in Divorce
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • ABWA - Women @ Work chapter
  • A Working Woman's Concern: Child Custody
  • 2015
  • ABWA - Women @ Work chapter
  • Divorce Law - Knowledge is Power and Protection (and peace of mind)
  • 2014

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Lancaster Divorce and separation Lawyer Paula Katchmer
Paula Katchmer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 41 years