What to Expect at an Initial Consultation with a Divorce Attorney

Your initial consultation with an attorney is your time, especially if you are paying for it.  The goal is to have the client leave with all of their questions answered and a game plan for moving forward in the short term. Getting Started I will start by my asking some introductory questions so that I can understand what prompted you to seek … Read more

Eight Tips for Co-parenting Through the School Year After Divorce

Now that the kids are back to school and you have read Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents, it is time to co-parent during the school year. Through the years of representing parents in custody cases, I have seen many issues arise between parents and I have seen parents find practical solutions for those … Read more

Is Coparenting Counseling Right for You?

Coparenting is the act of parenting children together.   Good coparents make decisions together with any eye toward what is best for their children rather than what is best for one parent or the other. Good coparents respect the other parent’s role in the lives of their children. I love hearing good coparenting stories from my … Read more

Divorce Courtroom Etiquette

Although court is often viewed as a last resort, some cases do end up in the courtroom. How you present in court can be just as important as your actual testimony.  In divorce court, issues are often he-said, she said.  First impressions are formed quickly and credibility determinations are of paramount importance. Here are some suggestions … Read more

Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My! Part 2

bonus money

The topic of bonuses is so broad it can easily fill two blog posts.  In my first post about bonuses, I focused on how bonuses play into the determination of interim support and child support.  Now, I discuss how bonuses play into equitable distribution. If you are the dependent spouse, you are always better off with the … Read more

Hear Carla Donnelly on the Radio Talking Divorce, Custody

Carla Donnelly Talking Divorce, Custody

Recently, Attorney Carla Donnelly appeared on the KQV Radio Show “Dealing with Divorce” hosted by Nan Cohen.  She talks about getting started with your divorce, custody issues and what happens at an initial consultation.  Listen in! Nan Cohen is recognized as the go-to person on separation and a divorce expert. On the air with “Dealing with … Read more

Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. Named to List of Ten Best Law Firms for Pennsylvania for Client Satisfaction

Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. has been selected for membership as one of the ten best law firms for Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys “AIOFLA”.  The AIOFLA is an impartial third party attorney and firm rating service and an invitation only legal organization recognizing excellence of practitioners in the field.  Gentile, … Read more