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The Law Office of Debra S. Higgins is a law firm that provides comprehensive legal advice and representation in Crawford County, Pennsylvania for family law issues.

About Us


Divorce and Financial 


Dividing a family household, including assets and income, can be complex. Whether you are the primary wage earner or a dependent spouse, you want to make sure that your rights are protected. We will take a personalized approach to understand your concerns.

Child Support

When child support is established, the income of both parents, the number of children and certain other factors are used to calculate support obligations. Likewise, circumstances may arise that make existing child support arrangements 

insufficient or too burdensome.


Whether you want sole custody, shared custody, or you want to protect your rights, it is important to know what steps to take in the legal process. We will inform you of your options, explore alternatives and give you the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

Spousal Support

Spousal support or alimony pendente lite is awarded to a financially dependent spouse after the parties are separated, but before any divorce petition has been finalized. Alimony refers to the support paid after the divorce is finalized. The three main types are permanent, rehabilitative, and reimbursement alimony.


Whether you are considering adopting a child or you want to protect your rights as a biological parent, we can protect your rights and interests.


Kelly Clark

Legal Assistant

The Team

Debra Higgins

Debra was admitted to the Bar in 1994 for Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.  Debra started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Crawford County District Attorney's Office where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony offenses. Debra thereafter co-founded the Law Firm of Prather, Prather and Higgins before opening her private practice in 2013 which focuses exclusively in the area of family law. Debra was born and raised in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and she moved back to area after law school, residing with her husband and three children.

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310 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335

Suite #225

Tel: (814) 724-2925 | Fax: (814) 724-2927

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