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Welcome to the blog for the Law Offices of Scott L. Levine, LLC, an information source for Pittsburgh Family Law news, PA and Allegheny County Family Court developments and articles on specific domestic relations law topics including custody and child support updates.

Law Offices of Scott L. Levine, LLC
425 1st Ave - 6th Floor
 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 303-9566 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Allegheny County Custody Update - Generations Education

Allegheny County custody cases require the parties attendance at a "Generations" Education at the outset of a new case. For many years, the Education Seminars were conducted at the Wightman School Building located in Squirrel Hill. Recently however, new custody filings have been assigned Education dates at a new location.

Now new custody filings in Pittsburgh are being scheduled for Education classes on the Second Floor of the Family Court facility located at 440 Ross Street. This change centralizes the location for all local custody matters, provides better access via public transportation and interstates, and provides a secure facility staffed by the local sheriff department. 

Thu, September 25, 2014 | link 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Allegheny County Family Law Filing Fee Increase - August 2014

The Allegheny County - Department of Court Records has just announced New Filing Fee Increases for Civil Division and Family Division filings.

The changes which will take effect on August 8, 2014 are in response to Acts 113 and 126 of 2014 passed by the PA Legislature and signed by the Governor. 

The notable fee increases for Family filings include the following:

Divorce Complaint: $186 (up from $174);

Each additional "count" within a divorce complaint: $40.50 (up from $28.50);

Count for Custody included in a Divorce Complaint: $161.00.

Custody Complaint (if no other fees have been paid): $337.00 (up from $325.00);

Custody Complaint filed after a Divorce filing: $232.50 (up from $220.50).

Tue, August 5, 2014 | link 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Names Scott L. Levine "Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40"
Attorney Scott L. Levine has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as a "Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40." 
The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. Through a stringent selection process, the NAFLA awards the best family law attorneys in each state with its most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10.
Sat, July 26, 2014 | link 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Free Summer Camp for Children who've lost a parent - Circle of EKC

 Circle Camps for Grieving Children has announced a new addition to their existing program for girls ages 9 - 14 who have lost a parent. The latest camp is "Circle of EKC", held at Emma Kaufman Camp in Morgantown West Virginia. EKC has been serving the Pittsburgh area for many years. The camp is from August 17, 2014 - August 22, 2014 and is free to campers and includes transportation. For more information visit the Circle Camps website.

Tue, April 8, 2014 | link 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling - Gimmick or Good Idea?

Until recently most people had never heard the term "conscious uncoupling" which describes a particular way of dissolving a marriage. The term was coined by an L.A. based therapist and author several years ago but has now been thrust into the spotlight when used by a celebrity couple to describe their split. The idea and approach might work for some people who are already approaching a divorce on good terms.

The goals of such an amicable split can still be accomplished within the traditional framework of the Pennsylvania Family Court System and are often utilized in uncontested divorce cases with or without custody issues. It can be as simple as finding the right counsel to (1) assist with drafting and reviewing the appropriate settlement agreement; (2) preparing custody documents; and (3) ensuring everything is filed correctly and timely.

That being said, there's nothing this "new" idea brings that has not already been available to families with open minds and forward thinking counsel. However, the popularity of the term and its philosophy may help couples contemplating an amicable spilt.

Bottom line, whatever you call it, divorce doesn't have to be devastating and is often a welcome fresh start for everyone involved, or at least a relatively painless solution for a situation that needed a legal resolution. 

Sun, March 30, 2014 | link 

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