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Cheryl A. Rowe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wyomissing, PA

4.5   17 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

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About Cheryl

Learn Cheryl’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Half of my practice is devoted to helping clients protect assets, obtain a fair division of the assets obtained during marriage, determine whether alimony is likely and for how long, and to set up a game plan to guide a client from the beginning of a case through the end. I focus on communication and setting clear objectives every step of the way.

    26 years

  2. Child custody
    35%
    Call me for a free consultation to go over legal vs. physical custody, visitation, relocation, fathers' rights, change of circumstances and modification, custody contempt and other issues related to protecting your rights relating to the children

    26 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    The support laws are always evolving and support order should be looked at every 2-3 years to ensure that you are receiving the proper amount of support for the children.

    26 years

  4. Family
    5%
    We always seek a favorable settlement and we keep pushing forward toward resolution. If we cannot resolve the matter amicably, we will go over your options to go through the court process to wrap up your matter.

  5. Estate planning
    2%
    Call us to draft your Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will, to handle the estate of a loved one, or to discuss end of life planning. We offer a free consultation.

  6. Juvenile law
    2%
    Unfortunately, we see young people making mistakes, many of whom come from broken families. I try to help these kids get back on track so their lives are not ruined by one bad choice

    19 years

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    2%
    Drafting an agreement ahead of the marriage ceremony, particularly if the marriage is a second or third one, or if either party has children from prior relationships, can save a lot of time and money in case the new marriage does not work out.

    24 years

  8. Probate
    2%
    We help loved ones settle the affairs of the deceased friend or family member. We handle all issues from opening the estate, to drafting the PA Inheritance Tax Return, to ensuring that all questions are answered along the way.

    19 years

  9. Real estate
    2%
    Call us to discuss easements, rights of way issues, settlements, property division between unmarried persons, partition, and other legal issues arising out of real estate transactions. We offer a free consultation.

For the last 25 years, I have helped many clients with a variety of legal matters.  I understand the stress and anxiety that a client goes through in the midst of these life changing events.  My practice focuses on divorce, custody & support.   I have handled cases worth millions of dollars and cases where the only things to divide are the clients‘ furniture.  I give every single client the best experience and my unwavering dedication to their goals.  What do I try to achieve?  A satisfied client.  Period.   That means I answer your calls, am prepared in court and treat you like the important person that you are.  If something isn’t right, I will do all that I can to fix it.

I have extensive trial experience, but I am committed to helping each client resolve their matters out of court whenever possible.  Focusing on each client's particular needs and desires, in addition to a deep commitment to client service, is the foundation of my practice. Listening and working together with the client to develop a game plan is essential to a productive attorney-client relationship.   I try my best to satisfy the client's needs, and to achieve productive resolutions, using a combination of negotiation, as well as  litigation strategies.  Throughout the case, my client and I work as a team, keeping in communication with each other, to ensure that questions are answered, and we can tweak our approach to various issues along the way.

Give us a call.  You will find my seasoned staff to be personable, professional and committed to helping you every step of the way.  All of us in my office believe that client service is top priority.  Your phone call will be answered timely by a human being, never an answering machine.  We don't have anwering machines and we don't have menus that ask you to wait until someone live picks up the phone.  Why?  Because I strongly believe that most people need to hear from a caring person immediately.  We care about you.  For our veterans and those currently serving in the military, I am happy to take 10% off all fees.  Family members of mine have served in every war going back to WWII.   

I would appreciate the opportunity to be of help, so please give us a call and let us set up a time for a free consultation to go over your legal problem or issue.  I look forward to seeing you.  From all of us at the Rowe Law Offices family, thank you for your time.

Licensed for 27 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Cheryl

Rowe Law Offices, P.C.
1200 Broadcasting Rd
Ste 101
Wyomissing, PA, 19610-3206
Rowe Law Offices, P.C. (Lancaster Office)
8 N. Queen St.
Suite 1102
Lancaster, PA, 17602
Rowe Law Offices, P.C. (Allentown Office)
1248 Hamilton Street
#201
Allentown, PA, 18102
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Randy | December 18, 2014
Divorce, Custody, and Support Issues
Cheryl and her staff helped me to obtain my divorce and win custody of my children against all odds. My children are so much happier now. Thank you so much! I would recommend her and her team to anyone who needed a tough attorney.
Posted by Analiise | December 11, 2011
Cheryl Rowe is a lawyer with a heart that you can trust 100% to serve you right.
Cheryl has given me comfort and expert advice during a very trying time. I'm so thankful to have Cheryl Rowe on my side.
Posted by Joe | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Sara was an outstanding lawyer. Professional, ethical, knowledgeable, transparent, patient, personable and very dedicated. The staff was also outstanding. Highly recommended!
Posted by Kristen | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Worked with Rowe Law Offices and Sara was my Attorney for my Divorce. She was Amazing. Made the process so easy and stress less. Very Affordable. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Karen | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Administrator
When it came to the decision for a divorce from my husband, I knew right away that Rowe Law Office was the firm that would help. I felt reassured right from the beginning that the attorneys and team would get me the best possible outcome. I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. The Rowe Law Office immediately answered some of my initial questions and were able to ease some of my concerns and stress. Through careful and detailed analysis of my case, they were able to give me an honest and upfront, sound strategy and plan to move forward. Throughout my case, they provide me with legal advice and immediately responded to issues as they can up. Rowe Law Office focused on what mattered to me and were to provide choices on issues that mattered. They provided me with a careful cost analysis and were fair and reasonable with fees. I would highly recommend Rowe Law office to anyone that needs sound legal advice and needs to be reassured that their concerns will be handled with dignity and less stress. I am so thankful to Cheryl Rowe and her professional team for their outstanding service, going above all my expectations.
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Posted by Sajjad | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CHERYL ROWE ESQ. IS A VERY EFFICIENT ATTORNEY TO HAVE ON YOUR SIDE
Attorney Rowe is intelligent, highly skilled, knowledgeable and above all she is VERY EFFICIENT! Prior to retaining her I wasted 4 years of my time and plenty of money without getting any results. I am grateful that Cheryl was on my side. Let me tell you, when Cheryl is on your side she means BUSINESS, she gets things done on time!
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Posted by Nicole | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful decision
I was looking around for a good lawyer and I was referred to Rowe Law Offices. I was very pleased with how accurate they were with my case. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a reputable legal team.
Posted by Christina | January 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I had a very complicated custody issue. It was a very emotional time for all parties concerned. Cheryl helped us navigate what was in the child's best interest at the time. It was a very emotional event for all parties concerned. Cheryl's experience in custody law helped us negotiate an agreeable arrangement.
Posted by Karen | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody/Divorce issues
Cheryl was prompt at responding to my issues and concerns and understood the legal procedures to get things settled.
Posted by Mark Haas | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer during tough times
Cheryl provided much needed guidance and support both legally and emotionally throughout my divorce. She was blunt when it was needed and caring as well. She is a professional and did her job well.
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2014
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce proceedings
I asked this attorney for advice concerning a registered letter that I so far had not retrieved at the post office containing a divorce complaint from the spouse who lives in another state. I have lived in PA for 5 years and he continues to live in OH where we were married. To my surprise he had the wrong date for the marriage and was asking for all of the marital property, all of which he left behind himself in a rental and never went back to retrieve it. He is an alcoholic and these people never think straight, he is cruel and mean and I am so happy to be away from him. Cheryl suggested not leaving the letter at the post office, I am happy that I picked it up. I took it to an attorney who I know here in Pittsburgh who is licensed in the state of Ohio who has done work for me before. He is going to fight for me in court as there are $13,000 worth of back taxes that he owes which he wants me to pay. So the deal breaker is going to be either he pays all the taxes because he is responsible for not paying his share or he must pay me support. My attorney is a very good one whom I trust with my life. As well, I told Cheryl that had she been here near to the Pittsburgh area I would have hired her in an instant. She seems very professional with understanding and empathy for her clients. Thank you Cheryl and Happy Holidays.
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Posted by Vicki | December 22, 2014
A Great Attorney!
Cheryl Rowe is a very aggressive and assertive attorney. She is very quick to respond to any of my questions. I am very glad that she is representing me and not the other side!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2014
A fighter
Cheryl fought for me even when I was ready to quit. Her compassion was what helped me get through it. Recommended for anyone who expects a tough custody battle.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2014
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
compassionate counselor
Ms. Rowe shows genuine concern for my plight and offers realistic options without a pair of rose colored glasses. She takes a no nonsense approach towards providing legal advice. I don't need anyone to tell me 'It's going to be okay.', I know it will be. I need counsel to walk me through the proper steps as this is my first and will be my only divorce. If this is what you require, contract Ms. Rowe.
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Posted by Victoria | December 20, 2014
A positive experience!
I had a very bad experience with the first lawyer I hired to handle my divorce. Cheryl sat with me for a free consultation and proved herself to be very caring and knowledgeable. She was willing to work with me and made sure I understood what was happening each step of the way. I fully trust Cheryl's professional advice, and have a peace of mind knowing that she will represent me and the best interest of my daughter and I. I absolutly recommend Cheryl Rowe to anyone in a divorce/ custody situation.
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Posted by Trendell | May 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Was not even allowed to speak to her
I called for a consultation around 9am and gave all my information to her male receptionist . I was then told that they would be contacting me back. After 5 hours I decided to call back he told me in the most nonchalant manner that they were not interested in my case and didn’t want to deal with it. I informed him that they were excepting new clients and I wanted to know what was so different with my case then anybody else’s. He then told me what it would cost but they don’t want to deal with it. And he stated that he was told that by the owner (Cheryl Rowe) again I never got to speak to Cheryl rowe. So if I would have never called back I would have never known. I am still clueless as to why my case wasn’t worthy enough to be handle and I’m the one paying. Regardless of what I have going on with the case. I would’ve felt much better if I consulted with her and she said sir “with all that is going on you case would be much difficult to take on.” Instead of having some male receptionist who sounded as if laying down in bed and was being disturbed.
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Response from Cheryl Rowe May 18, 2021
This individual has gone onto every social media platform and trashed me because we could not take his case due to a conflict of interest. I explained several times that we had a conflict, which was why I could not help him. That is why we could not schedule him for a consultation. He wanted to argue about it, and frankly, after this experience, and his demanding, rude behavior to me and my staff, I feel it is a blessing that I could not get involved in his case. He didn't like that answer, so he posted a "review" under two different Facebook names, to try and cause maximum damage to my reputation. Fortunately, those who have worked with me know that I am a good, caring lawyer who works like a dog for clients. I cannot help everyone, and I guess these negative, hateful reviews are just part of the world we live in now. My clients know they are valued, and that I care about them. I encourage you to look at reviews from people that I have represented and judge for yourself. Give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Experience
This lawyer took a large retainer which is to be expected. My ex husband and I had worked out all the details amicably so that all that was needed was the paperwork. I received monthly bills for phone calls I didn’t make. I called the office and did get them removed, but it was a lengthy process. I received statements, almost monthly, to add 1,000 to the original retainer. This was a simple divorce with no alimony or complications. I additionally received a bill for another exorbitant fee after my divorce was finalized. The lawyer was rude to her staff and actually screamed at an employee while I was in the waiting room. This type of behavior is unprofessional. I would not recommend this lawyer to anyone.
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Response from Cheryl Rowe May 18, 2021
No one screams at employees in my office. They are family and are treated as such. The divorce would not have been finalized if money was owed, as we settle up before finalization. We don't ask clients to pay after the finalization, unless we have additional matters to address, such as pension roll overs. Of course, this is an anonymous review, so we have no way of knowing who this is, nor do we know which "lawyer" this person is referring to. I am always happy to discuss any concerns with clients, but in order for that to happen, I have to be made aware. Because this is "anonymous," if there were concerns, I am unable to address them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Rowe Law Offices, P.C.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Clerk/Summer Associate
  • Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Summer Clerk
  • Honorable Albert A. Stallone
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Albright College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Kohl v. Kohl
  • Negotiated 60/40 split of assets in favor of client, plus an additional term of 4 years of alimony.
  • Bossler v. Bossler
  • Father prevailed

Associations

  • Berks County Bar Association, Client Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 1999 - 2000
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Divorce Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Bankruptcy Law - Personal
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Divorce Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Bankruptcy Law - Personal
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy Law - Personal
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Divorce Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Certificate - in Divorce, Custody and Support Mediation
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Society of Jacob Albright Scholars
  • Albright College
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Intersection of Family Law and Other Practice Areas
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • BCTV - Berks County TV
  • Ask a Lawyer
  • 1999
  • WEEU Radio
  • Divorce and Custody
  • 1998
  • Berks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • Intersection of Family Law and Other Practice Areas
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"Cheryl is very knowledgeable about family law, in general, and the local rules and procedures. She is a great advocate for her clients and understands how to process a case in her clients' best interests."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Rowe. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cheryl is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She is extremely attentive and her results prove it. Each time I have been across the table, Cheryl's ability to formulate legal strategy and quickly implement has been impressive."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Besides her exceptional knowledge of the law combined with years of experience, Cheryl is able to combine zealous advocacy with a collaborative approach to the practice of law, which allows her to advance her client's best interest in an amicable and cost-effective manner. I always look forward to working with her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly recommend Cheryl Rowe for any family law matter. Cheryl is aggressive in the court room and get results! Cheryl goes above and beyond to get to the best results for her clients. Her compassion for her clients and the law make her an exceptional attorney and I highly endorse her with the utmost confidence."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Cheryl is an extremely effective, intelligent and aggressive attorney. She is very good at determining client's needs and wants and efficiently addressing and resolving those issues."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Cheryl for many years. We have worked together on numerous cases. Cheryl is very compassionate about her clients and truly cares about their circumstances. She is a strong advocate for her clients and very knowledgeable about the law. Cheryl is respected by the family law bench and bar. Cheryl will do an amazing job for you in whatever family law endeavor you may be involved with. She is very professional and personable. You will be pleased with choosing this lawyer to represent your interests."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endose Cheryl. Cheryl is a leader in divorce and custody law. It is evident when working with Cheryl that she has focused primarily on family law. Cheryl is well versed on the law and familar with local attorneys and Judges."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly effective and knowledgable."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cheryl is as good as it gets. Knowledgable, ethical, hard working and a zealous advocate!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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