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Amy P.
De Shong

Partner

Practicing for over 30 years, Ms. De Shong has counseled hundreds of men and women on all aspects of divorce, child custody, distribution of assets, support and alimony, as well as property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation and partnership agreements, family business agreements, protection from abuse matters, and more.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: adeshong@wispearl.com
Assistant
Marian Rebuck
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Ms. De Shong is one of Pennsylvania’s leading family law attorneys. She provides practical guidance and support for her clients, even those who may not be certain that divorce is appropriate for them. Ms. De Shong wants her clients to be fully informed of their legal rights and options without being pressured to divorce or separate. While she provides strong advocacy to her clients when required, Ms. De Shong recognizes that negotiation of a mutually satisfying outcome is more often in her clients’ emotional and financial best interests than costly litigation.

Ms. De Shong has been recognized by other attorneys as being a preeminent family lawyer and litigator. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization of approximately 1600 highly skilled family law litigators and negotiators. In 2019, Ms. De Shong was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a national trial lawyer honorary society. Since 2012, she has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report for family law. For many years, Ms. De Shong has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List, to which no more than 5% of the attorneys in the Commonwealth can be named.

A past Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section and its Continuing Legal Education and Law Reporter Committees, Ms. De Shong lectures, writes, and plans courses on family law matters for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, the Montgomery Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ms. De Shong received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College (B.A. 1983).

Speeches and Publications
  • “Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania.” Co-course planner, author, and moderator. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. June 11, 2019.
  • “Exceptional Children: A Primer.” Author and Speaker. American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Retreat. May 11, 2019.
  • “Custody in Special Education.” Speaker. Exceptional Children Conference. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 8, 2018.
  • “Maintaining Mental Health in the Age of Distraction, Demands, and Denial: Stay Safe and Smart.” Speaker. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Pennsylvania Chapter Summer Meeting. July 12, 2018.
  • “Charging Liens and Getting Paid + Fee Agreements (Ethics).” Co-Presenter. Family Law Institute 2018. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. April 17, 2018.
  • “Big Changes to Alimony Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Client Alert. November 2017.
  • “Custody in Special Education.” Co-Presenter. Exceptional Children Conference. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 30, 2017.
  • “Show Me the Money…As Permitted by Law!” Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting. July 14, 2017.
  • New York Redefines the Term ‘Parent’ to Include Unrelated Third Parties.” Client Alert. September 2016.
  • What Should I Bring to My Divorce Consultation?” Client Alert. August, 2016.
  • “Hot Tips from AAML Fellows.” Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting. July 14, 2016.
  • Guiding the Plane.” Featured. Suburban Life – Montgomery. September 2015.
  • “Premarital Agreements: Essential Information for Family and Estate Practitioners.” Panel Member. Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course. July 20, 2015.
  • “Your Spouse Wants a Divorce? Avoid These 10 Self Destructive Responses.” Family Law Spotlight. February 2015.
  • “Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements.” Contributor. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 2014.
  • Same Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania: A Guide.” Client Alert. May 2014.
  • “Trial Advocacy Tips.” Co-Presenter. Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference. July 12, 2012.
  • You and Your Attorney: Your Next Big Relationship.” Client Alert. January 06, 2012.
  • I Just Got Engaged – Now What?” Client Alert. January 03, 2012.
  • How to Survive the Holidays.” Client Alert. December 22, 2011.

Three Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 26, 2019

Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys are included in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America ©. Mason Avrigian was included for Arbitration Amy P. De Shong was included for Family Law James...
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Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1986)

Mount Holyoke College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Montgomery Bar Association

  • Past Director
  • Past Chair of Family Law Section
  • Past Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Past Chair of Montgomery County Law Reporter Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Pennsylvania Chapter: Board of Managers

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2003 – Present)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2019 – Present)

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List (2008 – Present)

The Best Lawyers in America (2012 – Present)

Charitable and Community Activities

Daily Bread Community Food Pantry

  • Board Member and Volunteer

International Association of LIONS Clubs

WHYY Mercury Society

  • Supporter

Amy P.
De Shong

Partner

Practicing for over 30 years, Ms. De Shong has counseled hundreds of men and women on all aspects of divorce, child custody, distribution of assets, support and alimony, as well as property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation and partnership agreements, family business agreements, protection from abuse matters, and more.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: adeshong@wispearl.com
Assistant
Marian Rebuck
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Ms. De Shong is one of Pennsylvania’s leading family law attorneys. She provides practical guidance and support for her clients, even those who may not be certain that divorce is appropriate for them. Ms. De Shong wants her clients to be fully informed of their legal rights and options without being pressured to divorce or separate. While she provides strong advocacy to her clients when required, Ms. De Shong recognizes that negotiation of a mutually satisfying outcome is more often in her clients’ emotional and financial best interests than costly litigation.

Ms. De Shong has been recognized by other attorneys as being a preeminent family lawyer and litigator. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization of approximately 1600 highly skilled family law litigators and negotiators. In 2019, Ms. De Shong was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a national trial lawyer honorary society. Since 2012, she has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report for family law. For many years, Ms. De Shong has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List, to which no more than 5% of the attorneys in the Commonwealth can be named.

A past Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section and its Continuing Legal Education and Law Reporter Committees, Ms. De Shong lectures, writes, and plans courses on family law matters for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, the Montgomery Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ms. De Shong received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College (B.A. 1983).

Speeches and Publications
  • “Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania.” Co-course planner, author, and moderator. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. June 11, 2019.
  • “Exceptional Children: A Primer.” Author and Speaker. American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Retreat. May 11, 2019.
  • “Custody in Special Education.” Speaker. Exceptional Children Conference. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 8, 2018.
  • “Maintaining Mental Health in the Age of Distraction, Demands, and Denial: Stay Safe and Smart.” Speaker. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Pennsylvania Chapter Summer Meeting. July 12, 2018.
  • “Charging Liens and Getting Paid + Fee Agreements (Ethics).” Co-Presenter. Family Law Institute 2018. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. April 17, 2018.
  • “Big Changes to Alimony Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Client Alert. November 2017.
  • “Custody in Special Education.” Co-Presenter. Exceptional Children Conference. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 30, 2017.
  • “Show Me the Money…As Permitted by Law!” Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting. July 14, 2017.
  • New York Redefines the Term ‘Parent’ to Include Unrelated Third Parties.” Client Alert. September 2016.
  • What Should I Bring to My Divorce Consultation?” Client Alert. August, 2016.
  • “Hot Tips from AAML Fellows.” Speaker. Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting. July 14, 2016.
  • Guiding the Plane.” Featured. Suburban Life – Montgomery. September 2015.
  • “Premarital Agreements: Essential Information for Family and Estate Practitioners.” Panel Member. Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course. July 20, 2015.
  • “Your Spouse Wants a Divorce? Avoid These 10 Self Destructive Responses.” Family Law Spotlight. February 2015.
  • “Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements.” Contributor. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. October 2014.
  • Same Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania: A Guide.” Client Alert. May 2014.
  • “Trial Advocacy Tips.” Co-Presenter. Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference. July 12, 2012.
  • You and Your Attorney: Your Next Big Relationship.” Client Alert. January 06, 2012.
  • I Just Got Engaged – Now What?” Client Alert. January 03, 2012.
  • How to Survive the Holidays.” Client Alert. December 22, 2011.

Three Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 26, 2019

Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys are included in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America ©. Mason Avrigian was included for Arbitration Amy P. De Shong was included for Family Law James...
Read More >>