Crist Law Office represents clients in all issues and claims a family law case can present. Attorney Crist understands that no case is the same and each family brings differing needs and concerns to their case.
Family Law or Domestic Relations cases involve intense negotiation as well as in court litigation on a variety of legal claims and issues. Attorney Crist, a tough negotiator , brings years of courtroom experience to your domestic relations case. Domestic Relations can be divided into sub-types involving differing claims and legal events.
Some examples of types of claims and court events are set forth below:
Divorce & Equitable Property Distribution
No Fault Divorce
Date of Separation Disputes & Hearings
Equitable Distribution of Property
Master's Hearing for Property Distribution
Pre-Divorce Spousal Support
APL (Alimony Pendente Lite or Alimony Pending the Litigation)
Marriage Settlement Agreements
Property & Business Valuations
Equitable Distribution Conciliations
Inventories & Appraisements
Impact of Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
Primary Physical Custody
Partial Physical Custody or Visitation Rights
Legal Custody (Decision-Making)
School Choice Disputes
Same Sex Parent Custody Matters
Drug & Alcohol Issues
Judicial Custody Conciliation
Partial Custody Hearings
Enforcement & Contempt
Support - Spousal & Child
Spousal Support (pre-filing of divorce complaint)
APL (Alimony Pendente Lite or Alimony Pending Litigation)
Alimony (post divorce decree)
Child Support Arrears
Enforcement & Contempt Proceedings
Court Programs for Employment
Medical Insurance Coverage
Social Security Implications
Child Related Expenses Outside of Basic Support Obligation
Non Reimbursed Medical Expenses
Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
Protection From Abuse
Reproductive Technology/Surrogacy/Donor Issues
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Map of Biddle Brother's (famous before the Movie "Mrs. Soffel") Escape Route
from Old Jail (Currently Allegheny County Family Division Court Facility). Diamond Street is now Forbes Avenue. They ran out the Warden's front door on Ross Street.
Next time you come to court can you find that door?
Map from the "Pittsburg (no H!) Press", January 30, 1902, Page 1.
"For a couple with young children,
divorce seldom comes as a "solution" to stress,
only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another."
~ Fred Rogers
"Mister Rogers Talks to Parents"