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Divorce Law in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Divorce Lawyer

With more than 25 years of practice in divorce law in Pittsburgh, PA, we have seen virtually every issue that arises in divorce or separation, especially in property division, paternity, child custody and visitation, and child support, or spousal support cases. We also help draft prenuptial agreements and marital property settlement agreements. We also assist clients with stepparent adoptions, guardianship cases, grandparents' visitation cases, and modifications and enforcement of family law orders. If you are considering divorce, contact an experienced family law attorney at Betty A. Dillon, Attorney at Law.

Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Law

Many couples know that they should separate. They put it off, though, because they are not up to going through the pain and fighting they have seen other divorcing couples experiencing. At Betty A. Dillon, Attorney at Law, we counsel clients about the alternatives to adversarial divorce. If you would minimize the time, expense, and animosity of a litigated divorce, contact an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the process.

ALERT: There have been significant changes to Pennsylvania's child custody law, which became effective on January 24, 2011.

One of the most important concerns relocation cases. There are strict notice requirements and stringent procedures to be followed by a parent objecting to a proposed relocation.

An objection must be filed with the Court within 30 days of receipt of the notice of proposed relocation and must be served upon the other party by certified mail, return receipt requested.

If this is not done, consent to the proposed relocation will be presumed, and, perhaps most importantly, if these procedures are not followed, the relocation cannot be challenged later in a modification petition.

This is major because, it appears that the standard of "the best interest of the child" can lose out to procedural rules.

The bottom line: If you receive notice of a proposed relocation from the primary custodial parent of your child, contact your attorney immediately.

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Betty A. Dillon Attorney at Law
1725 Washington Road
Suite 503
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15241
Phone: (800) 506-1125
Local: (412) 835-0933
Fax: (412) 835-7219

*Practice concentrated in Allegheny and Washington Counties. Going into other counties is considered on case by case basis.