Tick Tock….How long will my divorce take?

Not surprisingly, the initial answer is “it depends.” The most important factor in answering the question about how long your divorce will take is whether and to what extent you and your spouse agree not only to how quickly you want the divorce to be finalized but also whether you agree to the terms of … Read more

Homemaker OR Breadwinner -Will I need to get a job after my divorce?…

Stay at home parents and homemakers often ask whether they will have to get a job after they divorce.  While the short answer is technically “no,” it is not that simple.  The court will not order you to get a job.  That said, you may need to get a job depending on the support you … Read more

Don’t Get Stuck With The Wrong Lawyer: 7 Tips To Avoid the Most Common Divorce Mistake

The earliest stages of a separation and divorce are usually the most stressful, and clear-headed decision-making often takes a back seat to an urgent desire to get it all over with quickly. As a result, many people end up with the wrong lawyer. The selection of a divorce attorney is crucial not only to 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

Art of the Deal- Your Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

Is mediation right for my divorce? When I practiced family law in Atlanta, Georgia, the court required parties to mediate issues before a judge would hear them. That is not the case here in Western Pennsylvania other than for custody issues in Allegheny County, which are handled without the lawyers present. That said, parties can always … Read more