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Divorcing in PA When Your Spouse Does Not Want To

December 13, 2018

As if choosing to end your marriage was not difficult enough, when your spouse is refusing to work with you through this trying time in your life, the divorce process can become all the more complicated. Fortunately, the attorneys at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. are more than prepared to stand by your side …

Should I Meet with a Lawyer before Separating from My Spouse?

November 26, 2018

When you and your spouse have decided that you need to take a break from each other but are not ready to commit to divorce at this time, you may be wondering what your options are. Should you just begin to live your lives separately? What will that mean for your financial obligations and child …

How Does Mental Health Impact a Child Custody Dispute?

November 7, 2018

Whenever the parents of a child or children decide that they are going to part ways, the question of child custody often arises. It can be difficult enough negotiating your child custody arrangement, but when one parent has a mental health issue that may prevent them from being able to care for their children, it …

PA Family Law Questions of the Week: Alimony Pendente Lite

November 2, 2018

Your Western PA Family Lawyers bring you some important information about PA alimony: If you have spoken to a friend or coworker who went through a divorce in Pennsylvania, you may have heard the term “alimony pendente lite” or “APL.” Read further to understand the basics of APL, why it is an important form of spousal …

Divorce and the Dog: Does it Make Sense to Fight Over Fido?

August 2, 2018

When couples split, often the most emotionally charged issue for our Pennsylvania divorceclients is child custody. Surprisingly, a close second, is pet custody. Wait – is there even such a thing as “pet-custody?” Well, yes and no. Although question of who gets the family’s beloved pet can be nearly as difficult to resolve as the matter of …