Pennsylvania Family Law and Divorce
Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C.

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Valentine's Day Post-Divorce: Define it Broadly!

Happy Valentine's Day from our Allegheny County Family Law Attorneys!  With our law practice centered around family law, many of our clients are going through their first, or one of their first Valentine's Days post-divorce, which makes this day seem less-than-exciting.  Our challenge to everyone today, whether in a relationship or not, is to remember the purpose of this day.  The heart-shaped candies and cards full of hearts are not coincidental - they are there as a symbol of love and a reminder about what this day is really about.  Sure, most think of Valentine's Day as a day for romantic love, but love comes in many shapes and sizes. 

Making Big Choices: Election Day and your Family's Future

Election Day is tomorrow, and our Pittsburgh family law attorneys remind you to go out and vote in this year's Presidential Election! Voting for a Presidential candidate is a big choice to make, and one that should not be taken lightly. In our day-to-day lives, we are faced with many big choices. Some of the most important decisions we make involve our family members and loved ones.

Active Military in Allegheny County: Today We Honor You

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.

"Celebrities ...They're Just Like Us!" - Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers

Our Pittsburgh Family Lawyers have experience with handling both high-profile and everyday divorces. As our office has learned, the Hollywood lifestyle may differ quite a bit from our reality, but getting divorced is a common experience shared celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Unfortunately, divorce does not discriminate and like any breakup, a celebrity divorce can either be handled in a civil manner or devolve into a destructive mess. Although celebrities face the added struggle of keeping their divorce drama away from the prying eyes of the media, keeping the pain private and civil is good practice for any divorce. The media may not like it, but low conflict - and a low profile - is what's best, especially for children.

Modern Family and Family Law Clients

Arguably one of the most popular television shows in recent years, Modern Family allows viewers a glimpse into the family life of fictional characters, but these families are hardly "traditional." The show centers around 3 very different families: one is a same sex couple who has adopted, another is an older man married to an immigrant with a young child, and the third centers around a family with a father who struggles with maintaining his head-of-the-family role while still not quite having "grown up" himself. Sitcoms in the past, like Full House, Family Matters, The Cosby Show, The Brady Bunch, and even Leave it to Beaver from the 50's, were centered on strong family values, and allowed the viewer some laughs too. However, Modern Family, while still demonstrating some family values, is more focused on the emotions that a family experiences. The characters of the show have their "out of character" moments when they speak directly into the camera and let their emotions and thoughts out.

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

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 3 tips to get the school year off to a good start when your family is dealing with divorce: