Respected, Responsive, Trusted, Results Driven, Client Focused, Family Law Attorney.
THERE ARE PROBABLY A THOUSAND OTHER THINGS YOU WOULD RATHER BE DOING OTHER THAN SEARCHING FOR AN ATTORNEY. I UNDERSTAND. I CAN'T HELP YOU IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT ME.
Welcome to the law firm of Jonathan C. Noble. I am very sensitive to the fact that you may have a difficult legal problem to solve right now. Take your time before selecting anyone to represent you in any legal matter. The attorney whom you hire, and work closely with, can be one of the single most important factors in getting a good result in any legal matter. Do not be shy about inquiring about fees and costs or any other related topic when you meet with an attorney to discuss your case.
A NOTE ABOUT FEES IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS / REDUCING CLIENT STRESS
I am not a big advocate of the billable hour for many family law matters. The billable hour can create some lawyers to be inefficient in a system that is already over-burdened. I have had potential clients contact me looking to switch attorneys and hire me, because their relatively simple family law matters drag on, with no end in sight, while legal fees continue to pile up, and sometimes spiral out of control. In addition, it is also impossible for clients to really ever verify whether the lawyer spent the amount of "billable time" on any given family law matter. In case you are not aware, many law firms pay bonuses to their attorneys based, in part, on the hours they bill. This may create a conflict with an attorney being efficient, and results driven vs. maximizing billable hours.
I believe that in a few simple (not all) family law matters, flat-fee arrangements can and do sometimes work better, and create less stress for the client, than the traditional billable hour. Generally, well organized clients also help reduce the time it takes to resolve their issues. This can help reduce client stress, and help drive costs out of many family law matters. Clients who are informed, and goal-oriented usually come out ahead in high conflict divorce and child custody cases.
COMMUNICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT
Open attorney/client communication is one key element in getting a good result in most family law matters. I want my clients to contact me with important, relevant questions about their case, and to share information with me that will move their case forward. They should not worry about being billed for a simple answer, for sharing important information with me, or for getting a clarification on a point of law or procedure.
I typically ask clients to group their questions into one communication. This saves time and costs.
PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS / AGREED CHILD CUSTODY ORDERS / MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
After meeting with a client, I sometimes agree to handle certain family law matters on a limited basis. I also sometimes handle, on a limited or flat fee basis, the drafting, negotiation, and /or review of an agreed child custody order or marital settlement agreement to be submitted for court approval. Sometimes it is not possible to determine how a particular matter will progress, and in those cases, my services are billed based on time.
Please take a few minutes and view the short videos I posted on my Avvo profile. I have also written some informative posts on driving costs out of family law matters, and other family law topics on my popular legal blog www.nobledivorcelaw.com. Both will give you some insight into my philosophy regarding family law practice, and other relevant topics. If you care to receive my updated posts, you can subscribe to my family law blog right on the website. I also have over one hundred family law-related videos on my YouTube channel.
MY FAMILY LAW PRACTICE AND MY APPROACH TO FAMILY LAW MATTERS
My practice is devoted to family law matters and family law related appeals. I am based in southeastern PA (Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware Counties), but I will also accept and consult on cases in the Lehigh Valley (Lehigh and Northampton Counties), and throughout Pennsylvania.
I take a client-centric, pragmatic approach to practicing family law. I have been described as a relentless, detail-oriented, practical, ultra-determined, empathetic, creative, caring, knowledgeable and zealous advocate. I have an extensive business background, including an MBA degree, which can help in navigating business and valuation-related issues in divorce.
One unique aspect to my law practice is that unlike some other firms, I limit the number of family law cases I take, as to devote laser-like focus to all aspects of preparing for and engaging in discovery, settlement negotiations, mediation, binding arbitration, the collaborative divorce process, and/or litigation. I also evaluate, consult, and handle family law related appeals in Pennsylvania.
An additional unique aspect of my family law practice is that I will not hand your matter off to an associate attorney. If we meet for an initial consultation and we decide to work together, I will be the attorney handling all aspects your case. Be sure you understand the significance of knowing who is actually handling your legal matter, and who you are hiring to work on your matter. There is no such thing as "combined legal experience" among a group of family law practitioners. You owe it to yourself to know exactly which attorney will be handling your case from day one to the conclusion of your case.
Quite often, the more issues that can be resolved without (costly and occasionally unpredictable) litigation, the better off you will be financially and emotionally. While I prepare every matter as if it will go to trial, most well prepared family law issues settle before going before a judge. You should be made aware of all the options available to you and the likely outcome of each based on your specific case. Most excellent family law attorneys will help educate you about your options every step of the way.
Without a doubt, in any family law matter, the lawyer you hire to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make. Be sure you are 100% comfortable with your attorney before hiring him or her. It can be difficult, and costly to find yourself constrained to change family law attorneys in the middle of your case. I believe that you will not know if there is a good fit with an attorney, until you meet your attorney face-to-face, for an in-depth initial consultation.
Make sure the attorney you consult and hire clearly understands your goals and the specifics of your family law matter. You may consult as many attorneys as you wish prior to hiring one. I urge you to search vigorously and select wisely.
A NOTE ABOUT FILING AN APPEAL IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS
If you are seeking advice regarding filing an appeal in Pennsylvania, there is a STRICT 30 day window to file an appeal, or your rights may be lost. If your appeal is a child custody related appeal (also known in PA as a Children's Fast Track Appeal), there are other strict requirements that must be met within the 30 day period when filing a notice of appeal. Do not delay in taking appropriate action on appeal, or your rights on appeal may be forever lost.
Stay informed. Get educated. Every family law matter is different. Nothing can replace consulting with a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your family law matter.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO THOSE WHO WANT ME TO HANDLE THEIR DUI CASE.
Some people contact me because they know about my scientific background in gas chromatography (how Blood Alcohol Content is often measured), or they heard about the results I obtained for one client who was arrested and charged with three separate highest rate DUI charges (BAC .16+) during a four month period. Case one: Not Guilty Verdict. Case Two: DUI charges dismissed before trial. Case Three: No loss of driving privileges.
You should know that no two DUI cases are exactly alike. Each case must be evaluated on it's own set of facts and the applicable law.
If you have been referred to me to handle your DUI case, please call my office immediately at 610 256 4843 to schedule an initial strategy session to determine if I will accept your case. I normally only accept difficult / complex / unique DUI cases in addition to my busy family law practice.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME
Feel free to send me an e-mail at [email protected] if you would like to set up an initial consultation. I may also be reached at 610-256-4843. BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND FOR MY TIME, I CHARGE A FEE FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION. Please feel free to email me to set up a video call or telephone consultation.
Thank you again for reading my short Avvo profile. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how I may be of assistance.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hale Award||Temple Law School||1998|
|Principal||The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Noble||2000 - Present|
|Pro Bono Attorney||Montgomery Child Advocacy Project||2016 - 2016|
|PFA Friend of the Court Attorney||Montgomery County Court Of Common Pleas||2015 - 2017|
|General Counsel||Noble Packaging Company, Inc.||2000 - 2015|
|Judicial Intern||Chambers of M. Faith Angell - US District Court Eastern District of PA||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montgomery Child Advocacy Project||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section||PFA - Friend of the Court Subcommittee Member||2015 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member Family Law Section||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania||Admitted||2015 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Temple American Inn of Court||Member||1997 - 1998|
|American Bar Association||Law School Representative||1995 - 1998|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||After the Dust Settles||2018|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||The Amiable Family Law Matter. Fact or Fiction?||2018|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||A Deadly Sin in Divorce - Pride||2017|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Keep Your Kids Out of Custody Litigation||2017|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Pro Tip: Get Involved and Stay Involved in Your Family Law Matter||2017|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||The Always Angry Spouse - Tales From The Dark (Divorce) Side||2017|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Using Social Media in Child Custody and Support Cases||2017|
|www.nobledivorcelaw.com||Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? This is NOT a question you want to be asking yourself.||2017|
|www.nobledivorcelaw.com||Child Custody Matters Are Not Always Ripe for Family Court||2017|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Why Parents (usually not the courts) are in the Best Position to Decide Child Custody Issues||2016|
|www.nobledivorcelaw.com||Is your lawyer really listening to you?||2016|
|Pennsylvania Family Lawyer||Should I Stay or Can We Go? Child Relocation Under PA Law||2016|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Without Making Timely Objections at Trial, Get Ready for an Uphill Battle on Appeal in Your Family Law Matter||2016|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Smart and Savvy Lawyers Beat Rude and Obnoxious Lawyers in Family Court||2016|
|Noble Family Law and Divorce Blog||Protection From Abuse Filings in Custody Cases - A Word of Caution||2015|
|Noble Pennsylvania Divorce and Family Law Blog||What Happens to the Engagement Ring If the Wedding is Called Off?||2015|
|Noble Pennsylvania Divorce and Family Law Blog||Prenuptial Agreements - An Ounce of Prevention May Be Worth Ten Pounds of Cure||2015|
|Noble Pennsylvania Divorce and Family Law Blog||Driving Costs Out of PA Divorce Part Two||2015|
|Noble Pennsylvania Divorce and Family Law Blog||Bad Mouthing Your Ex in Front of Your Children - Death by A Thousand Cuts||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Gordon Gekko and the Art of Family Law||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||The Importance of Maintaining Good Mental and Physical Health During Divorce||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law||Why Due Diligence Matters When Selecting a Family Law Attorney - Breaking Up is Often Hard to Do||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Providing money to your child for the downpayment of a home - is it a gift or is it a loan? In the event your child divorces, this could be an important distinction.||2015|
|The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (PBA)||Case Note: Morgante v. Morgante PA Superior Court Affirms Lower Court's Skillful Navigation of Military Retirement Benefits||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||My prenuptial agreement was written in NY, we both signed it in NJ, we had a destination wedding in Napa Valley, CA, we moved to AZ, and now we are getting divorced in PA. What state law will be used to interpret and enforce my prenup?||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||A VC's Term Sheet and a Prenuptial Agreement - Both define Important Legal Rights at Exit||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Social Media is One Key Growth Driver in Divorce||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Beware of Using Boilerplate or Standard Legal Forms - A Trap for the Unwary||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Writing a Check for $974,790,317.77 and Moving On in Divorce||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania ? - It Depends upon a Number of Things||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Finding and Choosing the Right Family Law Attorney - 4 Points to Consider||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||Driving Costs Out of the Divorce Process - Part One||2015|
|Pennsylvania Family Law Quarterly||Superior Court Affirms Lower Court's Skillful Navigation of Military Retirement Benefits - Case Note||2015|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Summer Issues in Custody Matters||2015|
|Noble Divorce and Family Law Blog||How Family Law Boutiques and Solo Practitioners are Reinventing the Delivery of Excellent Legal Services||2015|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Temple University Graduate School Of Business||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1990|
|Northeastern University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Harvard University Extension School||N/A||N/A|
|MBA Family Law Section||Summer Issues in Child Custody||2015|
|Temple American Inn of Court||Hollywood's Often Skewed View of Trial Lawyers||1998|
|Contempt of Custody Order||My client (mother) wins, court finds against Father. Father ordered to pay attorneys fees.|
|Highly Contentious Custody Battle||Mother (my client) awarded primary physical custody.|
|Comm. v. CC||No loss of license. Not Guilty. Charge withdrawn. No ARD. General Impairment.|
|Grandparent Rights - Child Custody Case||Court Ordered Partial Custody to Grandparent|
|U.D. v. J.W.||Successfully facilitated an agreed custody order|
|Custody/PFA case||Successfully negotiated dismissal of PFA petition and facilitated an agreed custody order|
|PFA CASE INVOLVING MINORS||PFA's withdrawn by agreement|
|Protection From Abuse||PFA withdrawn. Interim custody schedule established.|
|Protection From Abuse||PFA dismissed by written agreement|
|Protracted Father's Rights Custody Case||Shared legal and physical custody|
|Contempt of Child Custody Order||Successfully defended client|
|Child Support Downward Modification||Successful child support modification|
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