Pennsylvania Family Law & Divorce

Comprehensive Family Law Services in Southern York County

For many years, lawyers were called "counselors at law". In the field of family law, which deals with the most intimate and important aspects of a person's life, that term is certainly appropriate. Family law attorneys are trusted advisors who provide knowledgeable legal guidance so clients can make the best decisions possible regarding important family concerns.

At the Stewartstown, Pennsylvania law office of Manifold & Golla, you will find the legal counsel and guidance you need for any family law concern from adoption to divorce. I am family lawyer Laura Manifold and I invite you to learn more about how I can help you find legal solutions to your family law concerns.

Contact my law office to schedule an appointment to meet with me personally.


Divorce is the most common reason people seek a family law attorney. I assist clients with divorces of any degree of complexity, from uncontested divorce to complex divorces with child custody concerns, significant assets, and family-owned businesses. When mediation can be of assistance in resolving issues, I help my clients access mediation services.

Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support

These issues most often arise in divorce or paternity cases, but it is never too late to seek financial support for an underage child. I can help you understand the laws regarding child support and child custody, and how Pennsylvania State Child Support Guidelines apply in your case.

Modification of Family Court Orders

It is common for one parent or another to eventually need to seek a modification to an existing child support order, or even to a child custody and visitation order. You can seek an increase or a reduction in child support if you have had a substantial change in income or the child's expenses have increased or decreased. If you need to change the terms of your existing divorce or family court order, I can help you take your case back to court.


I help people build families through adoption, providing legal services to finalize both independent and step-parent adoptions.

Prenuptial Agreements

Many well-established couples, or those considering marriage for a second time, choose to make a prenuptial agreement to protect their assets for the benefit of existing children or for other personal reasons. I can help you draft a prenuptial agreement that addresses your unique concerns.

Protection from Abuse (PFA)

If you or a family member is suffering in an abusive relationship with a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or relative, please call 911. If you need further assistance with a PFA, please contact me. I can assist you in gaining a protective order that will direct an abusive individual to stay away and out of contact. Call (717) 993-3039.