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Parental Alienation Syndrome – A Relationship Problem, Not a Mental Disorder

September 2, 2012

Our Allegheny County Custody Lawyers bring you the latest child custody news: First proposed by psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner in 1985, “Parental Alienation Syndrome,” describes a “cluster of symptoms” present in children who, during the process of a child-custody dispute, reject one parent as a direct result of strong, negative claims introduced by the other parent. The …

Active Military in Allegheny County: Today We Honor You

September 1, 2012

In remembrance of 9/11, our Pittsburgh family law attorneys at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates salute our active military personnel serving and protecting our country each and every day. These brave men and women deserve our utmost respect not just today, but each day for the service they provide for our country. At Lisa Marie …

Dodging Unpaid Pennsylvania Child Support? Think Again!

August 8, 2012

Rapper turned “Flavor of Love” reality TV star Flava-Flav will not be going to prison … at least not today. Facing 180 days in jail for falling behind in child support to the tune of $110,000.00, “Flav” narrowly dodged jail time by paying nearly $25,000.00 of his total debt, the balance of which is to be paid …

Same Sex Marriage: Why Not In Pennsylvania?

August 7, 2012

By Lisa Marie Vari of Lisa Marie Vari & Associates of Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C.posted in Same Sex Marriage on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Same sex marriages in New York and California are frequently reported in the news, but why not in Pennsylvania? If you checked any social media or celebrity gossip site on Monday, August 27, you would …

Shared Custody and the New School Year – Helping Pittsburgh Parents Avoid a Custody Battle

August 2, 2012

While the beginning of a new school year is cause for many parents to celebrate, the new year can present a fresh set of obstacles for parents sharing custody of their children. Whether you’re newly separated or custody sharing veterans, making a shared custody arrangement work smoothly during the school year is no small feat. Here are …