Rochelle (Shelly) B. Grossman, Esq. Shelly has devoted her career exclusively to family law. She has served as a Family Court Master in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Pennsylvania, for over ten years. She has presided over hundreds of complex and simple equitable distribution matters from preliminary conference through settlement conference and trial. Having addressed and resolved valuation issues in businesses, pensions, and real estate, she has earned a reputation as a critical thinker and even-handed adjudicator. She has made recommendations involving discovery, date of separation, grounds for divorce, child and spousal support, alimony, and the interpretation of pre-nuptial agreements. Shelly regularly serves as a Custody Conciliator, making court-approved recommendations over custody disputes including physical custody schedules, legal custody decisions, school selection, vacation/holiday schedules, and appointment of therapists. Her ten years of experience as an Officer of the Court have provided her with both a broad based understanding of marital dissolution as well as an appreciation for the nuances required to navigate it.Upon graduation from Temple University School of Law in 1991, she entered private practice in the suburban counties of Philadelphia. During the following fifteen years, she became a strident advocate for fathers, mothers, wives, and husbands, having litigated all areas of family law.
Shelly has dedicated her time and efforts to improving the practice of family by writing articles for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and, most recently, co-authoring with Alita Rovito, Esq., the chapter on the Equitable Distribution Trial in Slicing Up the Pie, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Shelly is a frequent lecturer on divorce, custody, and other family law issues. She is also a certified Mediator and holds a graduate tax certificate in Estate Planning.
Shelly is a member of the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court, past Chair of the Rules Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association.
When not resolving family disputes, Shelly serves on the boards of the Brandywine Valley chapter of CISV, a children’s international peace education organization; and the Chester County Child Access Center, providing free supervision so that parents may continue to see and connect with their children.
Having decided hundreds of disputes and assisted hundreds of parties in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley areas of Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County and Chester County, in reaching agreements on issues most important to them, their family and finances, you can have confidence in the arbitration and mediation services provided by Shelly Grossman. Your matters will be resolved fairly, equitable, timely and cost effectively.
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