Hangley Aronchick is proud to announce that two of its attorneys have assumed leadership roles in the Montgomery Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Family Law shareholder Gerald L. Shoemaker is the new chair of the Section, and Family Law associate Kelley Menzano Fazzini will serve as the Section’s Treasurer.

The Family Law Section provides members with educational and networking opportunities to connect and engage with colleagues in the family law arena. Its various subcommittees address virtually every area of family law, and the full committee holds monthly luncheon meetings, which address timely topics and serve as forums for communication between MBA members and the family court judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

Shoemaker, resident in the firm’s Norristown office, concentrates his practice in domestic relations issues including equitable distribution, alimony, custody, and complex support matters. He has also handled a variety of issues arising out of same-sex relationships. In addition to his participation and leadership in the Montgomery Bar Association, he is an active participant the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, where he is an editor of its quarterly publication, Family Advocate, and in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which chose him as one of 10 members to participate in its prestigious leadership program. He serves in the PBA House of Delegates as a Zone 9 delegate and was appointed to the Credentials and Admissions Committee. He is also Chair of the PBA GLBT Rights Committee, and is a member of the PBA Family Law Section, where he sits on its Council. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on family law topics for both the PBA and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Fazzini, also resident in the Norristown office, has extensive experience handling both litigation and negotiation in domestic relations issues. She focuses her practice on matters involving prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody, support, domestic violence, and paternity. She has devoted her career to family law topics, and prior to entering private practice, served as a post-graduate fellow with the Civitas Child Law Center of Loyola University Chicago, an organization devoted to training law students, attorneys, and child-serving professionals to address the unique legal needs of children and families, including representing child clients and advocating for laws and policies that ensure and advance children’s rights. She is an active member of the family law and young lawyers sections of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Bar Associations, and is a frequent lecturer on family law topics.