Allegheny County Family Law Attorneys
Our name says it all - PA Family Lawyers. At the Pennsylvania family law offices of Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C., our practice is dedicated solely to assisting clients with the needs of today's modern families. Whether you are a mother going through a divorce, a father seeking more substantial custody rights with his children, a grandparent seeking visitation with their grandchildren, a stepparent seeking to adopt, an unmarried couple living together and/or contemplating marriage, or a same sex couple seeking to enforce legal rights regarding their relationship, our PA family law attorneys can help with your Pennsylvania family law issues. Our Pittsburgh divorce lawyers are devoted to helping our family law clients avoid prolonged conflict to arrive at solutions that are in the best interests of them and their families.
When Times are Tough, Pittsburgh Family Lawyers
You Can Depend On
Facing divorce or another family law issue is tough. Does this sound like you? You're frustrated, angry or confused. You face the uncertain prospect of what the future holds for your relationship with your children. You wonder how this will affect you financially. You're concerned about the talk that will take place about you around the water cooler at work or among your circle of friends and family.
Add to these feelings the anger you may feel toward your spouse or the other parent. The bitterness that replaced the once unconditional love that existed. The feeling of betrayal that now stays with you from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night. This confusion, anger and frustration can lead to poor decision-making during a time when every decision can have a huge impact on your future and the future of your relationship with your children. You are not alone if you have experienced these feelings or if you want to protect yourself from these experiences.
The end of a personal relationship can be the start of traumatic emotions, financial changes and the legal process. As a former judicial law clerk for the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, a litigant in her own prior divorce proceeding, and a child who witnessed her parents' divorce, Attorney Lisa Marie Vari understands the legal as well as the emotional and financial implications of a PA family law court case. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Pennsylvania family law area, her firm has represented over 1500 family law clients, she has personally tried over 500 contested PA family court issues (and settled many more than that) and she knows the legal strategies that can help you.
If one of the associate attorneys will be providing representation to a client, the client can rest assured that they will be provided with excellent legal services. Attorney Jamie Spero has a degree in accounting in addition to her law degree that greatly assists in handling complex support and equitable distribution cases. Jamie has been named a "Rising Star" in Pennsylvania family law by the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine, an honor given to a very select few of all Pennsylvania associate attorneys. Attorney Jill Schiffman-Rosenthal has a graduate degree in psychology in addition to her law degree and utilizes her formal training to assist our PA family law clients with their Pennsylvania child custody cases and related issues. Attorney Andrea Groh has significant experience representing victims and the alleged perpetrators of domestic violence and spousal abuse in Protection from Abuse (PFA) cases due to her prior position with the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Andrea also assists our clients with interstate, international, step-parent and grandparent adoption issues. Attorney Jen Bittel has an undergraduate degree in psychology and was a member of the Child Advocacy and Family Law Society in law school. She utilizes her formal training to assist clients with all aspects of family law with an emphasis on child custody and estate and probate cases.
Comprehensive Legal Advice from our
Lawyers for Divorce in Pittsburgh
Some Pittsburgh family law firms will not accept cases that involve child custody or other common family law issues. Our Pittsburgh family law firm provides comprehenisve legal advice for all Pennsylvania family law issues including: divorce, equitable distribution of marital property and debts , spousal support, APL and alimony, prenuptial agreements, paternity and child support, child custody, adoption, surrogacy and assisted reproduction and issues impacting LGBT couples.
Other PA family law firms may refuse to take on a case if there is the possiblity that the case would not settle. Our Pittsburgh divorce lawyers will not abandon you if your case is not resolved by a settlement agreement or consent order of court. Our family law attorneys are known for being experienced trial lawyers who are willing to take a case to trial if justice for our clients and their children requires such action. We believe that our skills as experienced PA family law trial attorneys encourages the opposing attorneys to offer fair settlement proposals that will allow for peaceful resolution of our clients' cases in many situations. If you would like to learn more about how our PA divorce law firm may be different from other PA attorneys, click here
Contact Our Pittsburgh Divorce Attorneys Today
To learn how our Western PA divorce lawyers and Pittsburgh family law firm can help you during this difficult time, send us an e-mail or telephone our Pittsburgh office at 412-281-9906, our New Castle office at 724-436-5500, our Hermitage office at 724-300-1717, or toll free at 1-855-LISA-VARI (1-855-547-2827) to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our experienced Western PA family law lawyers. Our Pittsburgh law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Our Cranberry Township, New Castle and Hermitage offices are open by appointment only.
In addition to appointments in our Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township, New Castle and Hermitage offices, appointments are also available by telephone, Skype internet video chat and in several meeting locations in the following areas: Robinson Township, Mt. Lebanon (near South Hills Village) and Pleasant Hills (near Century III Mall). Ask the secretary scheduling your appointment for details including appointment locations.
Although headquartered in Allegheny County, our Pittsburgh divorce attorneys have practiced family law in every Western Pennsylvania county. Our Pittsburgh law firm's focus and our attorneys' experience makes us qualified to handle any Pennsylvania family law matter. Our PA family law office routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in other Western PA counties such as Armstrong County, Erie County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County and Venango County on a case-by-case basis.
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