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Crispino M. Pastore

Divorce and separation Attorney at Radnor, PA

4.9   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
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Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    child support, child custody, alimony/spousal support, marital settlement agreements, separation agreements

    29 years

Crispino M. Pastore is co-founder and managing attorney-mediator of the Main Line Family Law Center. He has passionately dedicated his entire legal career to the personalized service of clients in a variety of different legal settings. He has always believed that any client deserves a sincere lawyer who will carefully listen to their particular needs and spend quality time to work with them in finding the most reasonable and practical resolution of their matter that not only meets, but exceeds the client’s expectations. 


As Main Line Family Law Center’s managing attorney-mediator, the goal is not only to assist his clients with these same principles in mind, but to revolutionize this area of practice by generating widespread community awareness of the great gift of mediation so that anyone can benefit from it, regardless of their particular needs and . Pastore brings to his practice over 22 years of valuable legal experience and perspective. He has previously represented private family law clients for many years in all phases of domestic law litigation including child and spousal support/APL, alimony, custody matters, equitable distribution, protection from abuse and adoption matters.   When Mr. Pastore discovered a better way to help his separating and divorcing clients, he dedicated his career exclusively to mediation. He began serving as a managing attorney for a prominent regional divorce mediation firm. In this capacity, he personally handled hundreds of mediation cases while being responsible for hiring, training, managing and inspiring a team of attorney-mediators to achieve high levels of performance in their own mediation practice.   A graduate of Villanova Law School, Mr. Pastore opened the Main Line Family Law Center in 2011 determined to make a difference. He begins his practice in his hometown Main Line area and vicinity where he was born and raised.

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Main Line Family Law Center, LLC.
150 N. Radnor Chester Road
Suite F 200
Radnor, PA, 19087


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Posted by Kristin | January 31, 2018
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Outstanding Mediator
Initially I was skeptical about doing mediation due to my ex-spouse's more assertive style. Cris Pastore created a process which enabled us to craft a fair and reasonable agreement that puts our children first and looks out for both of our interests also. Cris is the embodiment of professionalism and integrity, as well as kindness and patience. He facilitates a respectful experience for both parties. We are so grateful that we chose to work with him, and also that we chose mediation over litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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Excellent Personal Touch!
Cris provided an excellent personal touch throughout a lengthy legal procedure. Legal procedures can be complicated and sometimes confusing, but Cris was able to explain each step in easy to understand terms and hold our hands through the entire process. The ultimate outcome was exactly what we were promised and had hoped for, an excellent experience.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
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Excellent & Professional Mediator
As I reflect on my year, I am grateful for all of the people that helped me with my transition. Thank you for all of your expertise & caring help. It made our divorce respectful & mostly stress free. So many people respect the way that we handled our divorce & I attribute a lot of it to both of you and your wonderful practice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2016
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Great job. Committed to making the process manageable and A GOOD MEDIATION EXPERIENCE.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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Recent client
Very professional, knowledgeable, sharp, caring and efficient. Recommend Cris and his team highly. Recently divorced, Cris helped us mediate our divorce always keeping in mind our childrens' best interests and our future well being. Very compassionate, patient with us, open door communication, prompt response to emails. Very supportive team whose resources were invaluable through divorce process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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Excellent Mediator
I would highly recommend Cris Pastore for your mediation needs. He made a very difficult process tolerable. He is very professional, calm and extremely organized. He was thorough and comprehensive in explaining the mediation and divorce process, and was quick to respond to any questions or issues. The process was so much less stressful than it could have been because of Cris’s guidance and knowledge. I would recommend him to any couple going through a divorce.
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Posted by Donny | January 12, 2016
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Great Mediator!
"Cris, thank you for the help with the divorce. It was not a process I ever saw for myself but it happened and you helped make it a lot easier than I thought it would have been. For that I want to say thank you very much, I know dealing with people going through this can be a pain in the a** for a lot of reasons. But you were very helpful and more than that to me you were always available and respectful. I appreciated that very much."
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Posted by Joe | June 19, 2015
Solid choice
Cris was a great choice to handle my case. He was very knowledgable as well as compassionate through out our mediation process. He kept us focused and helped us work out any conflicts. The divorce mediation program handled all of our needs and Cris was there to guide us every step of the way.
Posted by Beth | November 14, 2013
Calm demeanor, insightful questions, clear direction
Although the mediation process was a painful one, working with Cris Pastore was a solid choice in our case. He was able to mitigate some of the emotional flare ups, keep us both calm and focused and was very responsive to our needs. Although I am not 100 percent satisfied with my settlement (which is not unusual), I can live with it - and I know we saved thousands of dollars in legal fees by opting for mediation. Cris worked with us in a timely manner, allowing us to resolve our mediation and divorce within one year's time - a big help as we try to move on with our lives.
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Posted by Teri | September 5, 2013
My Divorce
Cris seemed to me to be caring and remembered who I was and what was going on in my case. He was very informative and helpful in all my questions and I would recommend anyone who needs more legal advice in a difficult time such as divorce.
Posted by William | August 12, 2013
A excellent lawyer and mediator
I needed Cris Pastore's mediation services in 2011. Cris was really a good mediator in walking both my spouse and I through what it would take for a successful mediation and he was immediately available when we hit bumps in the road that threatened to derail the process. He is an excellent lawyer with a wealth of experience and is able to communicate this in a no-nonsense manner that I really appreciated.
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Posted by Edward | July 30, 2013
Chris did an excellent job for us in a delicate situation. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and responsiveness. I did not know what to expect as my past dealings with most lawyers were very unpleasant. Chris is a is a good guy who really cares about his clients and his fee was very reasonable. I have already referred a friend to Chris and that person is very happy with him.
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Posted by HANNE | January 3, 2018
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Very grateful we went with mediation!
Thank you for your dedication, positive attitude, and support during a number of tough times, Cris. I am so grateful that we ended up using your services, and that even though it took a long time, and there were many difficulties to overcome, we ended up with an agreement that puts our child as well as her parents first. When I see how many tens of thousands of dollars other friends spent on their divorces and how incredibly acrimonious things can become when lawyers are not kept in check, resulting in so much more pain for parents and children alike, I am so very grateful we went with mediation - and with this team in particular!
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Work Experience

  • President and Managing Attorney-Mediator
  • Main Line Family Law Center, LLC.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Attorney-Mediator
  • Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Bennett & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Morrow, Tompkins, Trueblood & Fittipaldi
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Counsel
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of General Counsel
  • 1993 - 2005
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Associate Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Medallion for Academic Excellence
  • Villanova University
  • 1989
  • Honors
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1989
  • National Dean's List
  • Villanova University
  • 1989
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Villanova University
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Crafting Better Mediation Outcomes
  • Mediation
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Mediation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cris truly cares about his clients. He understands both the legal and emotional aspects of divorce. He works hard to help make the process as civil as it can be and helps his clients look forward to the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cris is an aggressive but fair lawyer in representing his clients. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been on the opposing side of Chris on multiple occasions over 15 years. Chris has always been prepared, knowledgeable and an effective advocate for his clients. He is extremely learned in his field. He also has that unique quality of being zealous and yet balancing it with the practicality of the situation at hand. He is well respected in the legal community given his years of experience and accomplishment. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation and anyone who retained him would be lucky to have him as their attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with many family law attorneys over the 25 years I have been in practice and regard Cris as one of the top family mediation lawyers in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. While the dissolution of a marriage can often be acrimonious, Cris is an expert at mediating challenging situations with his clients in order to achieve a fair and equitable outcome for both parties. Cris strongly values his relationship with his clients along with the divorce mediation process. He has a natural ability to listen and understand the real concerns of clients, and structure property settlements which are designed to achieve a mutually agreeable and reasonable outcome. Over the years, I have recommended that clients seek the advice and counsel of Cris in situations where his knowledge and expertise can be of value and feedback which I have received continues to be excellent."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cris is one of the most highly respected attorney and mediator in his field. He approaches all of his cases with legal expertise, high ethical standards and empathy and compassion for all concerned in the family law process. He makes me proud to be a lawyer and honored to be one of his colleagues. I consider it a great privilege to be part of his team."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cris Pastore is a wonderful attorney and I wish there were more like him in our profession. He is highly ethical and passionate about his work as a Divorce Mediator. His knowledge and dedication to the mediation process has made him a leader in his field."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very competent and ethical."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Cris for a number of years. He is dedicated to helping families resolve their legal issues in an amicable and collaborative manner. With substantial legal knowledge, experience and highly effective mediation skills, Cris is able to develop creative solutions to difficult issues that may arise. He is highly ethical, caring and responsive to his clients' needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"After having the privilege of working with Cris, I can say that if I could take one fellow lawyer into a family law and/or hostage situation, it would be Cris. I first met Cris when I returned to the office distressed after my first court appearance as a newly barred attorney. My fellow attorneys sent me directly to Cris—who had become the unofficial mentor in the office for not only his knowledge but also his natural teaching ability—and helped me through my first case. Cris's experience, skill and thoroughness is blended with a kind, calm and rational approach. He evaluates cases not just on pure legal grounds "to win" but looks at what is the best ultimate path for his clients to maintain their finances, life and emerge from rough spots in life as unscathed as possible."
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