Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers

There is an emotional aspect to divorce that is understandable and undeniable. At McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy, we help our clients navigate the emotions that are an inevitable component of the divorce process, while remaining focused on the information that is most pertinent to the court in addressing the key issues that must be resolved.

Our commitment to providing personalized legal counsel begins with extended conversations with clients regarding their unique concerns. Often, the biggest concerns are centered on financial stability and maintaining a strong relationship with your children. We will develop a legal strategy that is designed to put you in the best possible position.

We are well-equipped to protect the interests of clients in high-asset divorce cases. Our attorneys are experienced in sorting through the complexities of property division involving family-owned businesses, professional practices, investment real estate, pensions and other complex holdings.

No-Fault Divorce

In a no-fault divorce, marital misconduct is irrelevant to the determination of how your marital estate will be distributed. To obtain a divorce by consent in Pennsylvania, both spouses must submit signed affidavits stating that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Once they do, the court can grant a divorce if 90 days have passed since the divorce action was filed and served on the other party. However, if one party refuses to file an affidavit of consent, another option for obtaining a divorce is for the parties to be separated for two years. Following a two-year separation, the court, after marital property has been distributed, will grant a divorce even if the other party does not consent to the entry of a divorce decree.

Planning Your Short- And Long-Term Future

Our Pittsburgh divorce attorneys have the experience, knowledge and a commitment to each client that has helped us earn a stellar reputation, not only with past clients, but also among the metro Pittsburgh legal community and Allegheny County family court judges.

Because we promote a highly collaborative work environment, our clients benefit from the collective experience of our entire team. Every partner in our firm has a minimum of 10 years of family law experience, and half have been practicing family law for more than 30 years.

We are committed to resolving your divorce in a timely fashion and as cost-efficiently as possible. At the same time, we focus on the long-term impacts of divorce, working to ensure that agreements on critical components such as child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and property division are fair and do not threaten your role as a parent or your long-term financial stability.

Call 412-471-9900 or use our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment.