Pittsburgh Family Law Attorneys - Why Choose Us?
We are able to offer low-conflict
clients resolution through negotiation and settlement, while maintaining litigation as an option. Higher conflict cases where
one or both parties cannot agree on a resolution will often proceed directly to litigation channels.
Dispute Resolution (ADR)
We also offer Mediation and Collaborative Law as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options where
the clients will make the final decisions in their matters rather than a Judge or Hearing Officer.
Mediation is a process where
the parties (with or without lawyers) work with a neutral third-party who facilitates a mutually acceptable resolution to
their issues, on their terms that results in a settlement without any litigation. The process is confidential and is chosen
by people who prefer to control the outcome, rather than having a decision imposed on them by a court. Mediation is also significantly
less expensive than litigation.
Collaborative Law is a process where both parties sign a Contract to commit
to a process aimed at settlement, through good faith, honesty and full disclosure. In this process, you will each be represented
by independent counsel, who specifically may not represent you in future litigation, in the event the process is not successful.
This process involves multiple meetings and often utilizes mental health and financial professionals. Collaborative Law
is also less expensive than Litigation.
We instill confidence in our clients by fully explaining the legal
issues involved. We are knowledgeable about the issues we handle and the courts in which we practice. We rely on
our experience to provide informed counsel and guidance with regard to instituting a particular plan of action or
responding effectively. We make every effort to use our experience and knowledge of the court system to provide you with
information to allow you to make informed decisions about your case.
and integrity have earned us a reputation as a trusted family law resource. Our consistent track record of uncompromising
ethics instills confidence and trust.
We offer our honest opinions and will be straightforward about your matters
and the potential results. We will explain the law to you and will offer guidance on how best to proceed, keeping in mind
the complexity of the issues involved.
We are mindful of the emotions involved and provide professional
advice with a calm, clear perspective. We also strive to always maintain civility towards opposing counsel and the opposing
party throughout your representation.
Respect, personal attention
You will be treated with respect and professionalism
at all times. In today's fast-paced world we understand that our clients are busy juggling the demands of family life and
work. By maintaining a calculated caseload, we are able to provide your matter with the attention it deserves. We
always respond to client calls and e-mails in a timely manner. You are more than just a number to us and we value
each and every client regardless of their circumstances. We are also accommodating to working families by offering appointments
which fit your schedule.
endeavor to provide you with quality representation at reasonable prices. We offer competitive rates for legal services which
may vary depending on the type of matter and the complexity of the issues involved. We also offer flat fee options for
court hearings dealing with Custody, Support or Protection from Abuse.
We keep you informed.
You should never be confused about what is going on with your case. You will
receive copies of any documents we send or receive on your behalf. You will be promptly notified of any developments in your
matter as they unfold. We send frequent correspondence summarizing your matter and any recent updates.
We utilize the latest technology.
the integration of laptop computers, tablets, scanners, wireless devices and electronic facsimiles we are able to respond
to the needs of our clients faster than ever before. We receive emails and faxes on our mobile devices, tablets and laptops
which increases responsiveness and efficiency. We use desktop scanners and wireless scanners to make instant electronic copies
of your file materials. All correspondence and documents that we receive are scanned upon receipt and may be forwarded
to you via e-mail. Most of our clients prefer to take advantage of our technology so that they remain fully informed of everything
happening on their case as it occurs. This eliminates you having to wait for mail, and makes reviewing and revising pleadings,
motions, and various agreements much faster.
are flexible and accommodating.
We will meet with you when you are available. We often see clients in the evening
and on weekends as their schedules permit. You are also encouraged to contact us whenever you have a question about your matter.
Also, you are welcome to bring children to our offices.
offices are centrally located in downtown Pittsburgh and are a short drive from anywhere in Allegheny County. We are only blocks away from the Family Court Building. We are also near the City-County Building and Allegheny Building, the places where most documents related to your matter will be filed.
tenet of many belief systems, we make a renewed daily commitment to having compassion for our clients and the opposing parties.
We do this by trying to understand your pain and to alleviate the suffering that may accompany your matter. It is our aim
to make your dealings with us and the court system as painless as possible under the circumstances.
If you want to sit down with an attorney to discuss your case, have
your questions answered and make a plan to move forward, we would be happy to meet with you. All calls are answered by an
attorney and all intakes and consultations are handled by an attorney who is knowledgeable about family law. Call today for
more information or to set up an appointment: 412.303.9566.