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Our Fascination with Celebrity Divorces

September 2, 2012

The newest headline in the area of celebrity divorce involves the details of the divorce settlement between Camille Grammer and Kelsey Grammer. Real Housewives star Camille and her ex-husband, formerly known as Frasier, were very public about their divorce, especially given Camille’s role on a reality television show. The Huffington Post describes this couple’s relationship …

Report of the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee

September 2, 2012

A recent explanatory report released by the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addresses the role of a guardian ad litem in a juvenile proceeding. Although many have heard the term “guardian ad litem,” few understand the difficult position these attorneys are in and what their role is in a juvenile court proceeding. The …

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 …