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.
ALTERNATIVE 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.
Honest, Straightforward Advice
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 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.
A basic 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.
We 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. Now offering video chat for new and existing clients.
Our offices are centrally located at 2545 Railroad Street - Suite 100, in the Strip District on the edge of downtown Pittsburgh; a short drive from anywhere in Allegheny County. This is a great combination of proximity to the courts, while being enough removed from "downtown" for those people who are intimidated by traveling into the city. We are close to the Family Court Building where our conciliations, conferences, hearings and motions are handled and the City-County Building and Manor Building, the places where the documents related to your matter will be filed (even though we are meeting and filing documents remotely for the time being).
We have been set up for complete remote working for over a decade and have seamlessly integrated video conferencing and on-line payment options to continue serving existing and new clients during these unprecedented times. While we are all adjusting to a new normal and the manner in which we will "meet" you, the informed legal guidance and continued care for clients remains unchanged.
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.
Our honesty and integrity have earned us a reputation as a trusted family law resource. Our consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust.
Respect, Personal Attention, and Responsiveness
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 emails 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.
We 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 Utilize the Latest Technology
Through 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 email. 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 it makes reviewing and revising pleadings, motions, and various agreements much faster.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Video chat for secure video meetings remotely from your home via phone, tablet or laptop. Secure online payment via check, debit or credit card.
Free Phone Consultation with an Attorney
If you have questions about family law in Allegheny County we would be happy to speak to you. All calls are answered by an attorney and consultations are handled by an attorney who is knowledgeable about family law. For more information call us today at: 412.303.9566.
We provide our clients proactive representation through forethought and advance planning. We prefer to be on top of a case and to manage the matter in accordance with your wishes. From our first call, we can begin the process of creating a plan of action for how your case will be handled. Through careful planning, we are able to anticipate issues likely to arise so that we can prepare you for what to expect in your matter.
Contact us if you have questions about our family law services. We proudly serve clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania. Free phone consultation at: (412) 303-9566.