Experience. Diligence. Resolve.

Experience. Diligence. Resolve.

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Stephanie A. Gonzalez Ferrandez

Practice Areas

  • Child Custody (including Relocation, Hague Abduction and Grandparents’ Rights)
  • Support and Paternity (including Spousal Support)
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements (including for foreign nationals)
  • Validity of Marriage (Domestic and Foreign)
  • Separation Advice
  • Divorce (including Equitable Distribution, Alimony and Special Relief)
  • Family Law for Immigration
  • Appellate Cases
  • Expert Witness & Testimony
  • Protection From Abuse & Dependency Cases (limited casework)
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Gonzalez Ferrandez Law is ready to tackle any family law problem with experience, intelligence, and sensitivity.

Stephanie A. Gonzalez F. has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law more than 25 years ago. Ms. Gonzalez is a litigator who has tried difficult cases in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, but is also a negotiator who is skilled at bringing about peaceful agreements for separating families. Throughout her career, Ms. Gonzalez has handled all types of family law cases, including child custody, paternity, support, divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, kinship adoptions, grandparents rights, dependency and domestic violence. Ms. Gonzalez particularly enjoys working on cases with an international component and over her career has assisted clients from or residing in more than 45 different countries around the globe. This experience has spanned all types of cases from recovering a dowry paid in a traditional Indian marriage, protecting a teen bride from Mali, setting the support obligations of a businessman working in the Middle East, and litigating federal child abduction cases under the Hague Treaty. She has extensive experience in family law work related to immigration matters and assisting immigrant teens from Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. She has successful appellate experience and has served as an expert witness.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in the Social Sciences

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014

Professional Associations

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Bucks County New Americans Commission, Member
  • Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, Board Member and Founder
  • Domestic Relations Advisory Committee to the Joint State Government Commission

Representative Cases

  • In re: Interest of CLP, No. 42 EDA 2015 (Pa. Super. Ct. Oct. 2, 2015)
  • H.Z.V. M.B., 204 A. 3d. 419 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2019)


  • HIAS & Migration Council of PA "Immigrant Youth Hero Award" - 2016
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Award - 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Cases for immigrant teens in Family Court
  • Appointed by the Family Court as Guardian ad Litem for minors

Past Positions

  • Berner, Klaw & Watson, LLP, Senior Attorney 2007-2014
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), Family Law Unit Supervisor 1997-2006 / Staff Attorney 1996-2006
  • Skadden Fellow at Community Legal Services (CLS & PLA), Attorney Fellow 1994-1996
  • Custody & Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC), Co-Founder 1992-1994 / Attorney Supervisor 1994-2006
  • Community Legal Services, PFA Coordinator 1992-1994 / Public Benefits & DV Paralegal 1989-1992


  • English
  • Spanish