PA Mothers' Rights Attorneys
While the laws and stereotypes are changing to recognize that children of broken relationships and divorce need a meaningful relationship with both parents, this does not downplay what the law has known forever: a mother has a substantial impact on the best interests of the child.
If you are a mother going through a divorce or other custody situation, the law offices of Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C., is here to protect your rights. Call 412- 281-9906 or toll-free at 1-855-VARI-LAW (1-855-827-4529) to schedule an appointment.
The goal of our Pittsburgh custody lawyers is to assist our clients in resolving their custody disputes by negotiations that lead to a settlement agreement rather than the emotional and financial burdens on the client and children that accompany protracted litigation. With skilled legal advice from our Pittsburgh custody lawyers that comes from years of experience of what works and what does not in custody litigation and agreements, most custody cases handled by our Pennsylvania custody attorneys are resolved by agreement of the parents and a written consent order of court.
The legal reality of custody cases is that there has been a shift in the philosophy of many of the family court judges in Western Pennsylvania such that shared physical custody orders are preferable to an award of primary physical custody to either parent. And when both parents are fit parents, when they live in close proximity to each other if the children are of school age, and when they have a minimal degree of cooperation necessary so that effective co-parenting of the minor children is possible, our Pittsburgh mothers' rights attorneys provide honest legal advice to their clients and advise that a shared custody order is likely in the event of trial. However, when the circumstances do not dictate a shared custody order and the other parent refuses to settle on anything less than shared custody, our Pittsburgh custody attorneys are zealous advocates in the courtroom setting and seek a custody order that is in the best interests of the minor children.
Our law firm is very proud of the success that we have had both in resolving custody disputes by agreement of the parties and, when the circumstances warrant, in providing representation in contested custody cases involving the court process all the way through to a custody trial. In fact, the founder of our firm, Attorney Lisa Marie Vari, focuses the majority of her efforts solely in the area of Pennsylvania custody cases both at the family court trial level and on appeals to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Pittsburgh Mothers' Rights Attorneys in Custody and Divorce Cases
While attending the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate student, Attorney Lisa Vari took a class on the psychological aspects of death and dying. In that class, the textbook was entitled "On Death and Dying" and authored by a physician Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. In that class Attorney Vari learned that learning about an impending death often begins a series of stages that include denial, anger, bargaining in vain, depression and finally acceptance. How does this relate to divorce or the loss of a relationship you might ask? Well, divorce and the ending of a relationship, like death, are also life transitions that stem from loss.
As stated many times throughout this website, the goal of our Pittsburgh law firm is to minimize the financial and emotional burdens upon our clients and their children. We seek to do this by having an understanding of where you may be emotionally and financially when you walk into our office and hopefully sending you home to your family and friends with a level of understanding of the PA family court process and the likely outcome of your Pennsylvania family law case allowing you some piece of mind so that you can move on both emotionally and financially to a new life. In addition, we will also give you a list of referrals to other professionals, if necessary, who can assist you with moving forward to your new life. Our Pittsburgh family law firm has resources to assist our clients both with their emotional and financial future.
Our law firm can offer referrals to mental health professionals to assist a client and their children through their emotional grieving process caused by the loss of a relationship or the stress of the legal process. For our client's future financial health, we offer referrals to certified public accountants (CPAs) and business valuation experts if your case involves a high income or self-employment situation. We also have referrals to retirement and pension plan appraisers if your case involves retirement valuation issues. For those cases where one party wishes to remain in the marital home, we have employed real estate appraisers to value a home or assisted with the hiring of multi-list realtors when a home is to be sold. We also have referrals to several bankruptcy attorneys that are available to consult with our clients if it appears that the client's financial situation calls for such advice.
Our team of Allegheny County Family law attorneys are highly skilled advocates who will use our skills to obtain not only the best possible child custody order, but also the best possible child support and property division orders that we can for our PA family law clients. There are a lot of attorneys to choose from when deciding who will handle your family law matter. Our Pittsburgh family law attorneys are a compassionate team of attorneys who have the experience of representing over 1500 family law clients and training to provide a high quality of representation at an affordable price. We believe our PA family law lawyers truly are different from the others.
A Firm Focused on Pennsylvania's Families
From our law firm's domain name, PAFAMILYLAWYERS.COM, to the daily work of our team of attorneys and staff, the entire focus of our law office is Pennsylvania family law cases. While every family is different, our dedication to family law means that we understand the individual nuances of the law and have likely handled a case with similar legal issues to yours before.
To learn more about our Pennsylvania law firm, and to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our experienced Pittsburgh mothers' rights lawyers, send us an e-mail or telephone our Pittsburgh office at 412-281-9906, Southpointe (Canonsburg, Washington County) at 724-436-5500, Cranberry Township (Butler County, PA) at 724-776-9906 or toll-free at 1-855-VARI-LAW (1-855-827-4529). Our Pittsburgh and Southpointe law offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Our Cranberry Township office is open by appointment only. We're different from many other Pittsburgh family law lawyers, click here to learn why.
Appointments may also be available in other meeting locations throughout Western Pennsylvania upon advance arrangements with our office. Ask the secretary scheduling your appointment for details including appointment locations.
Our Western PA family law office routinely accepts Pennsylvania family law cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County. Our Pittsburgh family law firm accepts other PA family law 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.