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Important Announcements Related to the Coronavirus

  1. Our firm remains fully operational at this time. We appreciate your trust in our family law firm and want to assure our clients and colleagues of our ability to stay in contact and continue to provide services. We are prepared to attend to all client needs and provide counsel while keeping the health and safety of our employees and clients at the forefront. We will continue to monitor and adhere to all recommendations from our local and national government and will respond accordingly.
  2. All attorneys and staff will be available to take and return calls and emails during all normal business hours. Our attorneys and staff will be working remotely to maximize the social distancing encouraged by our governments and health advisors. We have the full capability to and will be monitoring mail delivery daily, and answering all phone calls and emails in real-time.
  3. We are not conducting in-person meetings in our office at this time. We are fully prepared to conduct all meetings, including initial consultations for new clients, by telephone.
  4. The Allegheny County Family Division is physically closed at the present time. On March 16, we were advised that the Allegheny County Family Division is closed for all proceedings other than Protection from Abuse matters and other very limited matters (some contempts, some Juvenile Division proceedings) is physically closed at the present time. In addition, court and discovery deadlines have been extended to exempt this time period. We are working to learn the interim procedures for filing new claims and other matters that may affect you. As necessary, we will advise you of any alternative procedures in place for court appearances and filing deadlines. We understand the extra stress this developing situation places on your families during proceedings and are committed to alleviating any uncertainty to the extent possible.
  5. Surrounding counties have issued varied statements and rules regarding court availability and upcoming proceedings. We encourage you to contact our office if you would like to discuss these temporary procedures in any of the counties in Western Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to the attorney assigned to your case, or to any of us. We will continue to update you via our website and social media platforms to keep you fully informed and abreast of any day-to-day changes. Thank you for your continued confidence, and stay well.

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