Emily Vener-Giszter, Esquire, practices family law in Media, PA, and throughout Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Chester Counties. As a trained and licensed Psychotherapist, Ms. Vener’s goal is to diligently meet her client’s needs in the most supportive and least adversarial way possible. She seeks to limit the negative and painful aftermath of divorce and to protect children and families professionally and with compassion.
As a trained neutral Divorce and Custody Mediator, Emily can help families settle disputes. Family law issues that can be resolved through mediation include child custody, co-parenting, equitable distribution and support. Most often, mediation will save time and money. Mediation is confidential. Unlike litigation, mediation preserves the dignity of the family. Most importantly, family law mediation allows families increased control over their future and helps to protect children from the harmful consequences of parental conflict.
Emily is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law (JD, 2010), University of Oregon (MS, 1985) and Cornell University (BS, 1983) She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Emily is a proud member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bar and Delaware County Bars, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Sections. In addition, Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor (PA) and was certified an Addictions Counselor for over 25 years. She continues to practice psychotherapy part-time.
As a Court Approved Parent Coordinator, Emily will employ her skills and knowledge as a family law attorney, a mediator, a mental health clinician and her special training in Parenting Coordination to assist families to settle day-to-day and limited distressing disputes when the Court finds that parents are unable to do so without assistance. Pennsylvania Parent Coordinators are appointed and follow by 231 Pa. Code Rule 1915.11-1.