Tax Law, Business Law and Child Custody Lawyer in Kennett Square

Tax law, business law, and family law matters are complicated. Maria D. Feeney Attorney At Law of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, simplifies these matters for you.

Experience You Can Count on
As an attorney, attorney Feeney has combined her law and accounting experience to best represent you, her valued client. She proudly provides a complete range of tax law services for both individuals and businesses, and she looks forward to assisting you.

As an Attorney, Maria has combined her law and accounting experience to most cost effectively represent her clients.  She now provides a complete range of tax services for both individuals and businesses, including but not limited to : representation at audit, tax planning, estate planning, representation with the Collection Division of IRS and preparation and negotiation of offers in compromise.

Tax Form

Using her extensive tax and accounting background, she may be called upon by clients to set up LLC's, C and S Corporations, partnerships, shareholder and dissolution aggeements and also various contracts including covenants not to compete, sales representation agreements, franchises, and all related matters.

Before becoming a Lawyer, Maria acquired an extensive background in tax-law as a tax analyst for a well-known Philadelphia accounting firm.  She majored in accounting in college and soon became a senior practitioner charged with seeking "Letter Opinions" from the IRS Regional Legal Counsel involving complex individual and commercial matters.  Her research abilities resulted in favorable results for many of the firm's clients.

She realized that to follow these matters through to an ultimate result would require more than an accountant could normally accomplish.  Achieving a final favorable ruling, whether in Tax Court or Federal District Court, usually requires that a lawyer represent the client when dealing with the government.

Services You Can Count on:

• Representation for IRS Collection Division
• Negotiations of Offers in Compromise
• Formation of LLCs

• Audit Representation
• Tax Planning
• C & S Corporations
• Estate Planning
• Partnerships

Family Law Matters
Maria has succeeded in achieving favorable rulings in a number of difficult cases which had gone against the client when the client was intially represented by a different firm.  In several cases Maria has been retained by clients who have been disappointed with two or three previous attorneys whow were paid plenty, but did not succeed in ensuring their client was treated fairly.

In at least two of Maria's past cases, family court judges refrained from addressing custody disputes which included evidence of child abuse because it was inconvenient for the court, or an embarrassment for the perpetrator.  In one instance, the perpetrator was a school teacher and eventually four teachers from that same school district were arrested for having sex with children.  Maria put her license on the line to "do the right thing", even when these judges not only failed, but were an obstacle to justice.

Couple and Lawyer

The unfortunate frequency of divorce in our society has provided Maria plenty of opportunity to become familiar with common mistakes less knowledgeable attorneys might miss.  Many American divorcees tell disappointing stories of how their divorce not only took much longer than expected, but also cost more than they could bear.  Though Maria cannot correct the seemingly dysfunctional behavior of American courts and legal system, she has the experience to know the most feasible and efficient way to negotiate your divorce.

Due to acute personal intimacy of the litigants, divorce is perhaps the most contentious of our society's legal constests.  Private and often valid animosities can motivate divorcing individuals to focus on insignificant issues to the point of districting them from the main objectives of equitable distribution of both debt and wealth, child custody, alimony, and above all simply finalizing their divorce.  These real but impractical emotions can leave a client vunerable to lawyers who may view contention as an opportunity to unnecessarily push an issue because this will provide the lawyer an opportunity to further bill the client.  In the legal profession, this situation is sarcastically, referred to as "churning the file".  Meaning, any opportunity to look into a client's file is also an opportunity to bill the client for some money.  Maria detests the deliberate exploitation of any client by any fiduciary and has always been quick to confront such behavior when she identifies it.  Regardless of the type of case, opposing attorneys are often disappointed when Maria won't play the file churning game.  This moral integrity is a part of Maria's character.  She could not separate herself from honest competent representation even if she wanted to.

Judges who have become much too comfortable in a position of civil authority sometimes impose their powers with carelessness, or even in excess of their authority.  Government agencies assigned with monitoring the behavior of judiciaries are dysfunctional at best.  Many lawyers are intimidated by such judges and the client suffers as a result.  Maria has the tenacity, strength of character and a willingness to confront judical egos.  If need be, she will confront the court when a particular decision or ruling does not agree with the decided or mandated law and ask the court to reconsider its ruling.

Divorce Matters Involving:

• Equitable Distribution of Both Debt & Wealth
• Child Support

• No-Fault Divorce
• Child Custody
• Alimony

Problems in Family Court
In addition to negotiating the personal animosities of divorcing litigants and the personalities of individual judges, there are also the problems of navigating the politics of the different courts. Many attorneys not having the knowledge, courage, or conviction to confront these family court issues avoid family law altogether. Attorney Feeney has the experience to navigate the laws for you.

Other Practice Areas

Estate Planning and Elder Law

Contact attorney Feeney when you're in need of legal representation from a reputable tax law, family law, or business law attorney.