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Custody: Can I relocate with my child?

October 29, 2021 | Posted in Blog, Custody
Custody: Can I relocate with my child?

By Carla Donnelly Whether it is your job, a new relationship or for any other reason, relocation is a tricky issue. Pennsylvania has a stringent relocation statute, 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5337, which creates a protocol to follow in order to …


The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health

June 1, 2021 | Posted in Blog, Custody, Divorce
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health

May was Mental Health Awareness Month.  A month dedicated to raising awareness regarding mental health resources and helping to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles.  Of course, legal battles occur all year round, and it is important to check …


Parent Coordination is Back, But is it Right for Your Custody Case?

March 25, 2019 | Posted in Custody
Parent Coordination is Back, But is it Right for Your Custody Case?

On March 1, 2019, Parent Coordination returned to Pennsylvania. Conflict between divorcing parents over how to best raise their children does not necessarily end with a settlement of the custody case. Not only are high-conflict parenting relationships damaging to children, …


Traveling with Kids is Stressful; Don’t Let Your Ex Make it Worse

March 5, 2019 | Posted in Custody
Traveling with Kids is Stressful; Don’t Let Your Ex Make it Worse

With spring break upon us and summer vacation around the corner, now is the time to plan for any legal issues that might make travel with your children more of a hassle than it needs to be. If you are …


School Placement Disputes: You May Already Be Too Late

August 29, 2017 | Posted in Custody

Each year, summer seems to turn to fall with a greater vengeance; back-to-school ads start sooner; pre-season football takes over the airwaves; even the weather seems to turn cooler sooner. And, for many school students, the school year has crept …


Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents

August 9, 2017 | Posted in Custody, Divorce
Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents

As the first day of school approaches, it is a good time to start planning for the new school year, especially when the parents are living separately for the first time. Here are some things to consider: The first day …


In the Spotlight: Protection from Abuse

June 9, 2017 | Posted in Custody, General News, Protection From Abuse

Conflict in the household is often a driving factor that leads partners to contemplate separation or divorce. Such conflict can take many forms, from overt physical abuse to ongoing, subtle emotional mistreatment. And the abuse can arise from a single …


When Custody of the Grandkids is at Issue

May 3, 2017 | Posted in Custody

Custody of the Grandkids One of the most difficult areas of Pennsylvania family law offers unique challenges and opportunities for grandparents Carla Schiff Donnelly, Esq. Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Many people say that one of the most …


Hear GHA Attorney Carla Donnelly Talking Divorce, Custody

April 25, 2017 | Posted in Custody, Divorce, General News, In The News

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!  


Carla Schiff Donnelly Argues Custody Case Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 | Posted in Appeal, Custody

On November 1, 2016, Carla Schiff Donnelly, Principal and Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., argued a child custody case before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Attorney Donnelly had prevailed on behalf of her client before the Superior Court.  The Pennsylvania …