Couples Turning to “Do It Yourself” Adoptions

Adoption is a life changing process. There are few things more rewarding, and more challenging, than deciding to start a family, and choosing to start a family via adoption is no different, especially when it comes to adoption of newborns. There are ups and downs throughout an adoption, and recently many couples have been turning towards self-help in order to enhance the adoption process. In today’s blog your Western Pennsylvania Adoption Lawyers discuss the reasons some couples are taking the adoption process into their own hands.

The process of adopting a newborn child in Pennsylvania and in most states throughout the country has both its positives and negatives. The positives of course are changing a child’s life and starting a family, which some couples try to do naturally for years to do, among others. The only downside to adoption is the waiting game couples often find themselves in.

It is precisely because of these long waiting periods and the fact that many couples are eager to start their families that couples all over the country have turned to what is being called “do it yourself” adoptions. Don’t let the name fool you, the couples are not actually going at the process alone, they are just helping the process move along a little more quickly via some of the latest technology.

Most couples are still using adoption agencies, but in conjunction with the adoption agencies, many of started their own websites and some have posted advertisements on social media looking for biological mothers that are considering putting their child up for adoption. The parents that have chosen to take this route have done so with the hopes that people will see their ad or story online and that it will put them in connection with a birth mother more quickly than if they only used the adoption agency’s services.

If you are considering adopting a child in Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced adoption attorney like our lawyers at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates. Our team of Pittsburgh Adoption Lawyers will work with you, the adoption agency, if any, and the biological parents to ensure that the adoption process is as easy and stress free as possible. For more information about the Pennsylvania adoption process or to schedule a consultation with our office, contact us today!

Source: Today

When Is Family Law Mediation Necessary?

Any time you and your ex are unable to resolve a family law matter, family mediation can be an excellent resource to utilize. If you share children, these matters can extend to these situations as well.

If you want to ensure that you are able to have a say in working out a family law dispute, mediation is the best way to do it. If you want to learn more about the different situations that warrant family mediation, or if you want to prepare for what is to come if you cannot come together, read on.

Working with Your Former Partner

Whether you are dealing with a former spouse, partner, or the other parent of your children, family law issues can arise in any situation where you need to work together to resolve a disagreement.

This might include a fight over the division of your property and assets in a divorce, agreeing to a child custody plan, determining how much child or spousal support will be paid, and more. It is critical that you do everything you can to find a solution to these problems, because if you do not, your case will be handled by the courts.

What to Do if You Cannot Come to an Arrangement

When we say that your case will be handled by the courts, we mean that the decision will no longer be either of yours and will instead be sent to the judge for a decision. Both parties will have the opportunity to explain their reasoning to the judge, and the judge will issue orders accordingly. As you can imagine, this often leads to one family member being let down by the decision.

Reach Out to a Family Law Attorney

To protect your family law rights, you will want to secure a highly trained family law attorney at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. to represent you and your children’s best interests. You can come in for your initial case review by giving our office a call at 1-844-VARI-LAW (827-4529) or submitting the online contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.

Attorney Nydia Streets Named Florida Family Law Rising Star Again!

For the third year in a row, we are pleased to annouce that Attorney Nydia Streets has been named as a Florida Rising Star in the Family Law field.  Rising Stars are lawyers under the age of 40 who have been nominated for recognition of excellence in their practice area by fellow lawyers and judges.  Rising Star awards are only granted to 5% of lawyers across Florida in each practice area.  Attorney Nydia Streets was awarded the prestigious Rising Star in Family Law recognition in 2016, 2017 and again in 2018.  As stated on her Rising Star profile, Nydia is a top rated family law attorney in Miami, Florida.

Congratulations to Nydia on continuing to receive recognition for her outstanding efforts in the family law field.

Attorney Alexandra Cabonor Named PA Family Law Rising Star

Attorney Alexandra Cabonor received the very prestigious award of being named a Rising Star in Pennsylvania Family Law by the Super Lawyers organization.  The Super Lawyer and Rising Star candidates are nominated by fellow lawyers and judges from across the state.  The candidates are then screened for qualifications with only 5% of lawyers across Pennsylvania being named to the Rising Star or Super Lawyer categories.

As indicated on her Rising Star profile, Attorney Cabonor is one of the top rated family law attorneys in Pennsylvania!

Congratulations Alexandra!

Attorney Lisa Vari Named Family Law Super Lawyer Again!

Congratulations, Lisa Vari, on being named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list!

This is Ms. Vari’s fifth consecutive year being named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Family Law. Super Lawyers reviews thousands of peer-nominated candidates every year, ultimately selecting a small percentage of attorneys in each state for inclusion on this prestigious list. Each potential candidate is evaluated based on factors such as peer recognition and professional achievement.  As stated on her Super Lawyers profile, Ms. Vari is a top rated Pennsylvania family law attorney.

A passionate family law advocate

After having been admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1993 Ms. Vari worked for two years as a staff attorney for the administrative judge of the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas prior to going into private practice. Attorney Vari is admitted to practice before all courts in Pennsylvania and Florida as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Today Ms. Vari is the founder of Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. focusing her practice exclusively on family law, she represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and Florida in matters involving divorce, child custody, grandparents’ rights, adoption and surrogacy.

We congratulate Ms. Vari on her latest selection to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.