Pittsburgh Family Law & Divorce Lawyers

At Taybron Law Firm, LLC, we understand the sensitive and emotional nature of family law matters. That’s why our Pittsburgh attorneys are committed to safeguarding your rights and providing the compassionate counsel you deserve. Our top-rated family lawyers are here to advocate tirelessly for the favorable outcome you need to turn the page and begin a new life chapter. 

Whether you’re preparing for a contentious divorce, child custody dispute, or other family law matter, our trusted advocates have years of experience to represent your best interests in family court. With our comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania law, you can rely on our firm to prioritize your unique needs. No matter your case, we can make your personal goals our own while guiding your legal steps wisely from start to finish.  

Family law disputes can be financially and emotionally draining, but you don’t have to fight alone. Call (412) 231-9786 to schedule a consultation

Types of Family Law Cases We Handle

Our family law attorneys have a wealth of experience representing couples and families. For years, we’ve handled a wide variety of family law matters throughout Pennsylvania, including (but not limited to) Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland, and Greene Counties. 

Below are some common types of family disputes we handle:  


Deciding to end a marriage isn’t a choice that couples make lightly. From breaking the news to friends and family to adjusting to life on your own, we’re familiar with the immense hardships that come with ending a marriage. Our attorneys are here to support you with reliable representation and compassionate guidance. We can help you file your petition and fight to obtain a favorable divorce settlement on your behalf. 

At Taybron Law Firm, LLC, we go above and beyond to ensure you understand the legal options available to you, empowering you to make fully informed decisions throughout your case. We can help determine which type of marriage dissolution is best for your needs, answer any questions you have about the process, and ensure your rights and interests are protected during the divorce proceedings.

Our lawyers handle many types of divorces to help couples turn the page to a healthier, happier future. We commonly represent couples filing for:   

  • Military divorce
  • Same-sex divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Divorce mediation
  • Annulments 
  • Contested divorces
  • Distribution of property and assets

Child Support

Child support can be confusing and tricky to calculate. The state of Pennsylvania has specific guidelines for determining child support payments that depend on various factors, such as the income of each co-parent and the number of children involved. Our attorneys are well versed in the complexities of child support matters to negotiate effectively on your behalf while keeping conflict to a minimum. Whether you’re anticipating a change in custody arrangements or need to enforce an existing child support order, our firm is here to prioritize your best interests and give you peace of mind during this stressful time. 

Child Custody

For couples with children, child custody is often one of the biggest stressors of divorce. Our seasoned attorneys have an in-depth understanding of child custody laws in Pennsylvania to represent your best interests in child custody disputes and related matters. There are two types of child custody in Pennsylvania, including: 

  1. Legal Custody: Legal custody refers to the right of a parent to make important, long-term decisions for their child, including education, religion, and healthcare. 
  2. Physical Custody: Physical custody determines where the child will primarily reside, as well as visitation rights for the non-custodial parent.

As a parent, it’s normal to feel stressed about child custody decisions, especially during or after a hostile divorce. Because family courts can consider a wide range of factors when determining child custody arrangements, it’s crucial to secure sound counsel from a qualified lawyer as soon as possible. Fortunately, our firm is dedicated to safeguarding your family’s health, safety, and financial security. 

Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal intricacies of child custody and advocate for a favorable outcome on your behalf. We commonly represent parents and guardians in mothers’ rights, grandparents’ rights, stepparents’ rights, and fathers’ rights disputes. With years of experience representing parents, you can count on our advocates to protect your individual rights while fighting to ensure your side of the story is heard.

Name & Birth Certificate Changes

At Taybron Law Firm, LLC, we recognize the importance of ensuring that your personal legal documents reflect your true self. For transgender individuals seeking assistance with name changes or birth certificate amendments, our attorneys can guide your legal steps compassionately and skillfully. Our firm understands that aligning your legal documents with your gender identity is more than a formality; it’s a crucial step toward living your authentic life.

Navigating the legalities of name and birth certificate changes can be complex and overwhelming, and seeking sound counsel is crucial to navigating these steps effectively. Our team is here to simplify this process and support you every step of the way. We can assist with the legal nuances of petitions and paperwork to ensure all documents are filed correctly and promptly, allowing you to focus on the joy of your transition instead of the stress of legal procedures.  


If you’re preparing to expand your family through the adoption process, our advocates can guide you through the legal complexities of the adoption process. From determining which type of adoption is best suited to your family’s needs to filing all paperwork correctly and on time, you can trust us to provide the sound counsel you need to bring your child into a warm and welcoming home. We assist couples with domestic adoptions, foster adoptions, international adoptions, adult adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and more. 

Why Hire Taybron Law Firm, LLC?

At Taybron Law Firm, LLC, we understand that family law cases can be much more personal and emotionally charged than other legal matters. That’s why we’re committed to providing personalized representation to clients in Pittsburgh and beyond.

Why hire our top-rated family lawyers? Some reasons to work with us include: 

  • Extensive family law experience: Our highly skilled advocates have years of experience to guide your legal steps with wisdom and integrity. Our attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of family law, empowering us to assist clients in a variety of complex cases. From high-income individuals to self-employed professionals, our firm is well-equipped to guide you through the complex legal landscape of spousal support, child support, property division, and more. 
  • Personalized representation: With our collaborative and empathetic approach, you can trust us to put your needs first. We work closely with our clients to learn how we can best support their unique goals during this difficult time, giving you peace of mind that your rights are protected and your case is being prioritized. 
  • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience: In addition to our years of experience handling high-conflict divorces, high net-worth dissolutions, and other contentious disputes, we also have a wealth of knowledge to guide clients through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorces. If you're not sure which type of divorce is best for you, we can ensure you have a thorough understanding of your legal options and carefully evaluate your unique needs to determine an appropriate and cost-effective path.

If you’re preparing for a divorce or other family matter, contact us online to learn how our award-winning family lawyers can protect your rights and hard-earned assets.  

Taybron Law Firm, LLC Is the Right Choice for Your Family Matters

Learn more about our firm and why you should entrust our experienced legal team to handle your family law matters.

  • Supporting Active Military and Veterans
    Offering Free 30-Minute Consultations to Active Military and Veterans.
  • Experienced

    More than 30 years of combined experience practicing family law in Pennsylvania.

  • Diverse
    Attorney Melissa C. Taybron is trained as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer.
  • Complex Cases
    Experienced with high income, self employed professionals in complex support and equitable distribution cases.
  • Strong Support
    A team of senior attorneys, junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks for full legal support throughout the process.
  • “Melissa was able to help”

    - Rhonda
  • “I not only recommend attorney Melissa Lewis, but I guarantee once you have used her service you will look no further. She responds in an extreme timely matter, is very knowledgeable, and an extremely trustworthy person.”

    - Maurice B.
  • “Amazing”

    - Barbara

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We can further discuss the individual details of your case when you come in for your no-obligation consultation, which can be scheduled by calling our firm at (412) 231-9786 or via the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.

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