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Lisa Marie Vari & Associates offers free emergency legal services for victims of domestic violence during COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s mandate yesterday to close non-life sustaining businesses and recommendations from public health experts who have advocated for social distancing may have a greater impact upon some Pennsylvania residents than many may have considered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fear, anxiety, feelings of a lack of control and other emotions during …

Custody and Corona Virus: What are the options?

March 19, 2020

It goes without saying that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is majorly impacting Pennsylvania’s businesses, and its resident’s day to day lives. Over the past week our firm has received multiple calls from concerned parents who want to know what their options are for exchanging custody with parents who are in a different state, or meet in …

Family Court in Allegheny County Amidst the Coronavirus

March 17, 2020

The corona virus is a respiratory infection of the airway and lungs that has much of the world in chaos. The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in China in December 2019. Today, over 100 countries world-wide have announced cases of COVID-19, which is caused by a new strain of coronavirus, not previously identified …

Who gets to keep the dog after a divorce or separation in Pennsylvania?

March 16, 2020

Custody of pets in Pennsylvania after divorce or separation Clients who are separating from their partner or spouse in Pennsylvania often ask us who gets to keep the dog after their relationship has ended.  Courts across the U.S. have increasingly been tasked with determining whether pets are property or family and whether the family courts …

How Will Divorce Affect My Health Insurance in PA?

March 13, 2020

Before you take the leap and move forward with a divorce, you probably want to be sure that you have all of your affairs in order. One of the most overlooked aspects of divorce is what will happen with your health insurance, as you and your spouse are likely on the same health insurance plan.  …