Lee A. Schwartz, Esquire is the owner of Peaceful Separation and Divorce in Philadelphia. He practices Collaborative Law and Mediation in the area of Family Law in the five-county Philadelphia area, with over thirty years of experience. Lee practices Collaborative Law and Mediates divorce, custody, support, alimony and division of property concerns and has been doing so for over twenty-five years. As part of his practice, Mr. Schwartz has been engaged by attorneys to arbitrate Custody related disputes for their clients.
He is also trained as a Parenting Coordinator and has been appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem and as a Parenting Coordinator by Judges in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.
Collaborative Law is an important part of his career. He has represented clients in this mode of representation and finds his Collaborative Law Practice to be both extremely valuable for the parties, and rewarding and enjoyable for him.
His was President of the Nicholas Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court, for a two year term ended, in 2013. The Inn is an organization of Family Law Judges and Lawyers, which meets monthly for dinner and continuing education. He also was honored to serve as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2015, and is presently on it’s Executive Committee.
Currently, Lee presently again serves as the President of the Cipriani Inn of Court and will continue through the 2021 year.
Lee is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a member of it’s Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees.
Lee was humbled to receive the Herbert J. Weiman Sr. and Jr. Award, by the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2019. This is an award given to a Member of the Family Law Bar, for his lifetime of dedication to the Citizens of Philadelphia in the Family Law matters and for service to his fellow attorneys and the Philadelphia Bar.
He graduated the University of Bridgeport for his undergraduate degree, with Honors and received his J.D. from the Delaware Law School of Widener University (formerly Delaware Law School) in 1981.
Lee has five adult children and several grandchildren. When not working, Lee is an avid, though frustrated golfer, and sports fan. He loves spending time with his Family. His wife, Lois, is also a Family Lawyer. She practices in Cherry Hill.