Things to Know about Allegheny County Family Court

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If you have an upcoming appearance at Allegheny County family court, or expect that you will need to file a family law action at this Pennsylvania family court house, it may be helpful to you to understand what types of cases this court handles and what to expect from your action. 

We have provided this information below as well as information about how an attorney can assist you in working through your family law disputes. 

Types of Cases the Allegheny County Family Court Division Handles

You will need to bring your family law issues to the Allegheny County family court division if you are a resident of Allegheny County. With that being said, you may be wondering what types of cases are most commonly heard in the Allegheny County family division. Some of the common types of family law cases seen in this court include:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Equitable distribution
  • Grandparents’ rights

These are just a few of the cases heard in the Allegheny County family court. If you have another family law issue that needs to be addressed and you are an Allegheny County resident, you can either reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss the details of your case or head down to the courthouse to speak with the clerk in person about what your next steps should be. 

Why You Might Need a Qualified Family Law Attorney

One of the main reasons why individuals refrain from hiring an attorney to represent their interests in family court is because of the costs. However, when you are going through a familial dispute that you have thus far been unable to resolve, having an attorney by your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. 

Maybe you and your spouse are having trouble deciding which spouse will retain which belongings in your divorce, or perhaps your child’s other parent has a serious drug or alcohol problem and is unfit to care for your child, meaning you will need to obtain a sole custody order to protect your child. 

In whatever case, most people going through these disputes can find some empowerment in being able to resolve them outside of court. Our goal is to assist you in doing so; that way, the judge who would otherwise be presiding over your case will not take the decision out of your hands. 

If the judge has to make decisions on your behalf, there is always the possibility that the case will not be resolved in your favor. For this reason, it may be worth your while to discuss the details of your case with a qualified attorney before attempting to go to court without exceptional legal representation.

Reach Out to an Allegheny County Family Lawyer

To learn more about cases handled by the Allegheny County family court or if you are interested in obtaining legal assistance from a qualified Allegheny County family law attorney at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C., contact our office for assistance. You can give our office a call at 1-844-VARI-LAW (827-4529) or complete the quick submission form included below.