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Sheryl R Rentz

Alimony Attorney at Ardmore, PA

4.1   13 reviews

also known as Sheryl Rentz, Sheryl R. Rentz

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    There are four main types of alimony in Pennsylvania: permanent alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony and reimbursement alimony. Alimony is the amount of payment by one spouse to another following a divorce. The amount always varies depending on several types of circumstances and upon the ruling of the family court.

    13 years

  2. Child custody
    The two main types of child custody in Pennsylvania are legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody means that you have the right to make all decisions regarding what school your child goes to, where they obtain healthcare from and even where they live. Physical custody means where the child or children reside and when. You can file a motion for primary physical custody or shared physical custody and those options have their specific laws as well.

    13 years

  3. Child support
    The most common situation involving child support is when one parent does not pay his or her required amount to the other parent. Any amount owed in back payments of child support are known as arrearages and the parent who does not pay them can face punishments that include jail time, driving license and passport suspension, bank account seizure, reporting of failure to pay to credit agencies, seizures of certain incomes and properties and many others.

    13 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    Divorce carries with it serious legal ramifications that could be financially costly for many years to come. Furthermore, if children are involved then the issue becomes even more complex. While some divorces end without a trial in front of a Judge, many divorce situations involve rigorous negotiations. Preparing for a divorce is a complicated matter consisting of many separate legal elements that can either help or hurt you, depending on if or when you file the proper paperwork.

    13 years

  5. Family
    Family Law encompasses an array of legal areas of practice, including: divorce, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, alimony, property division, financial and tax issues, enforcement of agreements (such as custody, payment arrangements, etc.), pre-marital agreements, relocating children and families, and domestic violence.

Sheryl R. Rentz was born and raised in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. She graduated from Temple Law School and is now a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state bar associations.  Sheryl is also a member of the Montgomery County and Philadelphia County Bar Associations as well.

Prior to practicing law, she was an engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories. While there, Sheryl attended law school in the evenings until she completed her studies and earned her J.D. Shortly thereafter, she began her own law practice - Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz.

Sheryl takes personal pride in the quality of service she offers to each and every client.

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Upon contacting our office, you will receive a timely response and a FREE initial telephone consultation. Call 1-866-290-9292 or 610-645-0100 for more information.

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Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C.
326 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA, 19003-1228


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Posted by Elyse | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective and Caring
After my first meeting with Sheryl, it was obvious I had made the right decision having her handle my divorce. Not only did Sheryl carefully explain my options, but she competently guided me through the many issues which developed during the process. With Sheryl's advice I was able to negotiate my settlement without going to court. I found Sheryl to be highly professional and readily available to answer my questions. Additionally, she provided me with compassionate and emotional support, which was extremely important to me. I would definitely recommend Sheryl to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Beth | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant and prepared attorney
I could not begin to describe the level of competency, caring and genuine niceness that Sheryl offers her clients. I feel very fortunate to have found her and have recommended her whenever someone found themselves in need of serious help. What is so unusual about Sheryl is that she gets right to the heart of the matter and sees the path to success quickly and clearly. She does not give up and is extremely prepared in all areas of domestic relations. She also has experts at her disposal when necessary. Her staff is terrific as well.
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Posted by Lynn | October 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sheryl Rentz is a highly competent family practice attorney. Her attention to detail, ability to fairly assess a situation, sense of empathy, and professionalism have influenced me to refer her to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2014
Absolutely amazing
Sheryl went above and beyond for me right from the start. I had to get an emergency PFA at midnight, and the next morning I called her having read some of these reviews. I was scared, I had no idea what to do; Sheryl was so kind and reassuring, I hung up the phone after speaking to her just once and actually had hope. She ended up breezing through my case flawlessly, couldn't ask for more attention to detail and communication from an attorney. She made me feel safe and protected the entire time. I could not imagine anyone better.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2013
Hire Sheryl
I thought I had a difficult case. But after meeting with Sheryl, she broke down the case we will prepared step by step. I was prepared for court and I won. Exactly what I wanted. I was confident in her ability.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2013
A Great Attorney
Sheryl is an excellent attorney. She has represented me for over ten years in a divorce case that seems never-ending. Emotions run high in a divorce case on both sides of the table. First and foremost, Sheryl has always advised me on what was legally best for my children and me. Many times Sheryl has indicated that it's not worth going back to court; it's not worth filing that document; it's not worth getting in that fight. I've never felt that she is doing things to run up a bill. Sheryl family law experience brings clarity and reality to situations. She is a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer. I've worked with many lawyers in my professional career and what I value most is communication. I have never found Sheryl inaccessible except when she's in front of a judge. A quick email or a phone call to her astute office staff can always clarify when Sheryl can get back to you. I can always count on her to communicate via a quick email, text, or phone call seven days a week 24 hours a day. I highly recommend Sheryl for any family law situations. She is a great attorney.
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Posted by David | July 23, 2013
Great Lawyer!
I was lucky to find Sheryl. She listened to my implausible story and helped my children and I through a difficult and contentious custody battle which never quite seems to end. Every time an issue arises she has been there. Lawyers don't make for the easiest clients. I am very grateful that she tolerates me so well. Highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2013
The best
She reviewed with me all my options, prepared me for court and got great results. She knew my case . I would highly recommend her
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2012
Very helpful
Ms. Rentz was very helpful and knowledgeable. She kept in contact with me and helped me with a difficult situation. I felt I was in very good hands.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2012
She returned all emails and telephone calls promptly and advicated actively for me. I knew I had someoen in my corner
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Just what $$$$ from you. Don’t hire her if you aren’t RICH!!
She’s very unreasonable. Please don’t hire her. There are so many good caring lawyer. She didn’t care about you and your case. She only care about $$$$$$$.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2013
Eh... Wish I'd had a different attorney.... best description... Shoddy.
Sheryl handled a PFA in conjunction with a divorce case for me. Sheryl COULD have told me that I qualified for free PFA representation through the county's non-profit agencies, but despite knowing that money was very tight, she didn't bother telling me this, instead choosing to bill me at $200 - $225/hour. While sitting in court, waiting for our case to be called, she was busily texting and emailing from her smartphone on other cases... but she billed me for travel time to & from the court, as well as the time sitting in court that she was working on other cases. I don't know if she billed the clients for the texting and emailing while sitting in court waiting for my case to be heard, so I can't claim that she was definitely double-billing.... but I know she billed me for absolutely everything she or her staff did... including times when she was waiting in court for other people's cases. Her office documents were sloppy, in some cases not even getting our names correct as well as other basic facts. When I pointed this out to her staff the first time, they billed me for the time it took them to correct and resend the documents. The next time I found incorrect names and spelling errors on a document her office emailed me, I fixed the entire document myself and sent it back to them. They "re-reviewed" it and sent it back to me - and billed me for their re-review time. If they would have gotten names and facts correct in the first place, they wouldn't have had to re-bill me. Honestly, I felt cheated - her office turned out incorrect work and I had to pay more for that? And the same thing occurred with some documents she sent to the courts, where they returned the documents for being improperly filed and/or incorrectly done. I got billed again for that too. She does know the law - that much I do acknowledge - but the shoddiness of her document preparations cost me quite a bit more than it should have. Thankfully, my then-soon-to-be-ex-spouse was willing to negotiate with me directly on what settlement I should pay him, so I didn't have to pay Sheryl for that as well. I believe I actually negotiated a better settlement than she would have been able to. The icing on the cake was that I needed to provide a copy of the divorce decree to my employer within 30 days of the divorce. Sheryl got the copy sent to her from the courthouse and essentially held it for ransom - would not allow me a copy until my legal bills were paid in full. She didn't care that I was trying to comply with a condition of the benefit plans from my employer, whether I actually had the money or not, nor that if I didn't present that document to my employer within 30 days, that it would have a direct negative effect for me. I think this relatively straightforward, uncontested divorce, with no issues of child support, child custody and no issues of spousal support/alimony - cost in the neighborhood of $10,000 in legal bills with her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2012
Horrible lawyer - not prepared - professional or worth the money
A horrible attorney. Was a friend of a friend...DO your research. She sent out information without fact checking and often without spell checking. She does not pay attention to detail or her clients. She kept telling me she was a bulldog...I got a kitty cat. She was ineffective and a huge waste of money. She bills without explanation - they are vague and unsubstantiated. She is a terrible attorney and I would never recommend her to anyone!
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Work Experience

  • Owner - Princicple Attorney
  • Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C.
  • 1992 - Present


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Temple University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1977
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Montgomery County Realtor/Attorney Liaison
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Main Line Animal Rescue
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery County Advocacy Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Joint Liaison with Accountants Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hillel of Greater Philadelphia
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Montgomery County Realtor/ Attorney Liaiso
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Joint Liaison with Accountants Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Joint Liaison with Accountants Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Joint Liaison with Accountants Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Professional Liability
  • 2016
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Finding Fraud
  • 2015
  • Accountants Up-date
  • Divorce and Accountants
  • 2014
  • Montgomery Bar Association CLE
  • Univest Presents: Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney Economic Crimes Unit--Behind the Scenes
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. She is knowledgeable, professional, honest and a pleasure to work with"
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the opportunity to work with Sheryl and she is the consummate pro! She is smart, very experienced and has great court room skills. It was clear that the Judge handling the case respected Sheryl a great deal. I would recommend Sheryl for any divorce or family law matter."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Sheryl R. Rentz, Esq. She is competent, ethical and thorough. All of the things one could want in a family lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rentz is extremely well versed in all aspects of Family Law. She is always prepared, and is a veteran of negotiations and the Court room. Although she is wholly unaffraid to take matters to Court, Ms. Rentz demonstrates an uncanny ability to find the right point in any contentious situation where settlement, and the client's needs intersect for a reasoned resolution. Ms. Rentz cares about her clients, and is forthright with them regarding their situation, and explores the strenghts and areas of concern for each case and situation. I highly recommend Sheryl Rentz for all Family Law needs, as clients referred to her by me express repeated satisfaction with her approach and representation, especially under often difficult circumstances."
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