Michael E. Bertin has an active family law practice. He handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, custody, support, alimony, property distribution, adoption, prenuptial agreements and related issues.
Divorce and child custody issues in particular are some of the most emotional and complex of all the legal issues facing people today. Mr. Bertin provides his clients with step-by-step guidance to reach resolutions that protect the interests of his clients and their children.
Mr. Bertin, an in-demand author, co-wrote the book on Pennsylvania child custody law. His book, Pennsylvania Child Custody Law, Practice, and Procedure, consists of carefully condensed law and forms that keeps attorneys and the courts current on all areas of Pennsylvania child custody law.
Mr. Bertin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and is a member of the Board of Managers (the governing body) of the Pennsylvania Chapter. Mr. Bertin is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the current co-chair of its Custody Committee. He also holds the officer position of First Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a former chair and member of the Procedural Rules Committee, former co-chair and member of the Legislative Committee, former co-chair and member of the Program Committee, and is a current member of Council (the governing body of the section) and the Executive Committee of that Section.