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Carla Donnelly Pittsburgh family attorney

You do not have to go through it alone.

-Carla Donnelly • Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.




Pittsburgh, PA

310 Grant Street
Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Wexford, PA

1605 Carmody Court
Sewickley, PA 15143


My Mission

You have difficult decisions to make about your future.  Family law issues can be daunting.  My mission is to provide clients with straightforward information and advice to empower them to make good decisions.  Sometimes, that decision is to go to court.  That is when skilled advocacy and tenacity are most important.  I approach family law matters with compassion, practicality and integrity to take your case in the best direction to protect you, your children and your property.

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Divorce Attorney and Mediator

Carla Donnelly Receives Award for Litigation and Mentoring

By Carla Donnelly | May 20, 2021

I was so honored to receive the Lynette Norton Award , which is given each year to an attorney who excels in litigation and has demonstrated leadership in mentoring female attorneys. Here is the article from the From the Pennsylvania Bar Association: The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession will present … Read more

Getting Married? Four Reasons Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

By Carla Donnelly | April 13, 2021

I hear all the time that Prenuptial Agreements are just for the very wealthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who has anything they want to protect in the event of divorce (or death) is a candidate for a Prenuptial Agreement. While discussions about Prenuptial Agreements can be awkward, it is far easier … Read more

Can I date before my divorce is final? Should I?

By Carla Donnelly | March 31, 2021

Once you decide you want a “new life”, you want that new life to start as soon as possible. Indeed, clients often ask whether it is okay to start dating while their divorce is pending. The short answer is yes. Perhaps the better question is, however, whether you should. I am not suggesting that if … Read more