Once you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, it is critical to select a lawyer who will protect your rights and put you in the best possible situation to begin your post-divorce life.
The law firm of Richard J. Catalano, P.C., has done precisely that for more than 40 years. We represent individuals throughout Greater Pittsburgh, creating legal strategies that are customized to each client’s unique situation. We protect our clients’ interests regarding child custody and child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, visitation plans for non-custodial parents and more.
If you and your spouse agree on key issues such as child custody, child support and division of property, you may be well-suited for an uncontested divorce or no-fault divorce. These proceedings are conducted out of court and provide both parties more control over the outcome. We will protect your rights and prevent any costly omissions so you get the outcome you expect.
Pittsburgh Property Division Lawyer
Determining how to divide assets and share debt that accrued during a marriage can be among the more stressful and contested aspects of a divorce. Pennsylvania is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that any assets and liabilities acquired during your marriage are deemed “marital property” and are subject to equitable distribution between both parties.
We have a thorough understanding of the laws in this area and are experienced in the types of negotiations that are essential to achieving the desired results. In most cases, we are able to help our clients reach agreement with their spouse on the key issues through negotiations rather than go to trial and place those decisions in a judge’s hands.
If there has been actual or threatened physical abuse in the relationship, our North Versailles divorce lawyers can assist in obtaining a protection from abuse (PFA) order. A PFA order can remove the abusing person from a jointly occupied residence and provide that no contact may occur for up to three years.
We are also able to defend an individual against the imposition of a PFA order if the defendant believes that he or she has been wrongfully accused of committing domestic violence or spousal abuse.
Dedicated To Our Clients’ Best Interests
We can guide you through any family law matter or take over in the middle of a divorce if you are not satisfied with legal representation you are receiving from another attorney. We work on modifications and enforcement of original divorce decrees, assist or attempt to prevent a custodial parent from moving away, establish grandparents’ rights and much more.