Lancaster Lawyers


Divorce, Custody, Realty Law, Family Law

With your best interest in mind, Arnold, Beyer and Katz Attorney's will stand up for you and your estate. We are the oldest law firm of Lancaster County and are ready to go to work for you. Our Services include Family Law, Divorce, Child and Spousal Support, Asset Distribution, Wills and Trusts.

Estate Administration, Abuse and PFA's

Richard A. Katz, Esquire; Board of Lancaster Bar Foundation, Instructor Harrisburg Area Community College, Member Lancaster Bar Association. After graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1971, Attorney Katz represented low-income individuals for 22 years before joining Arnold, Beyer and Katz and is an individual Pro Bono Award winner. As a Custody Conference Officer for the Court, he has acquired 10 years of custody experience and has extensive Protection From Abuse case experience, which has added depth and dimension to the firm's work in divorce law and family law.

Asset Distribution, Spousal Support

Attorney Ronald Davis is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lancaster County Bar Association. After graduating from Widener University School of Law in 2002, Attorney Davis practiced law solo while he continued his career as professor and department chair of computer science at Millersville University. He retired from Millersville University in 2004 after thirty years of service and joined Arnold, Beyer and Katz in 2005. Since joining the firm, he has maintained an active practice in estate and trust law as well as family law and has represented clients in custody, support and divorce matters.

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Abuse Cases

      Domestic violence can take the form of physical violence, including direct physical violence ranging from unwanted physical contact to serous bodily injury.  Indirect physical violence may include destruction of objects, and the striking or throwing objects near the victim. 


In addition to physical violence, abuse often can be mental or emotional abuse, including verbal threats of physical violence to the victim, the self, or others including children, ranging from explicit, detailed and impending to implicit and vague as to both content and time frame.  Nonverbal threats may include gestures, facial expressions, and body postures.  


Psychological abuse may also involve economic and/or social control, such as controlling the victim's money and other economic resources, preventing the victim from seeing friends and relatives, actively sabotaging the victim's social relationships, and isolating the victim from social contacts.  These are serious matters that can affect a person, not just at home, but in their workplace and the other aspects of their lives.  No one should feel they must endure such actions. 


Pennsylvania Law provides for the entrance of Orders designed to protect victims of abuse, as defined by the Legislature, from their abusers.  We are very experienced in all aspects of these situations and have represented both victims and those accused of such wrongful behaviors.  Although free counsel for victims is available at local Legal Services offices and Domestic Violence Services, we have represented clients in pursuing these Orders to protect them from the abusers. 


We also represent persons who are the defendants in these actions to both protect their rights, financial and to access to their children; and, where wrongly accused, to work toward a dismissal of the action against them.



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