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We’re Monitoring COVID-19 & Here to Help

Published: Mar 19, 2020 in COVID-19
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Written by Anthony Piccirilli

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many in in the Pittsburgh are. As the situation continues to evolve, Pittsburgh Divorce & Family Law, LLC wants to reassure our clients and the community that we are taking this situation seriously, and putting safety measures in place that prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and staff. We also want to ensure you get the answers and consummate legal guidance you expect.

As a firm, we are carefully monitoring and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health, other government agency guidance, and staying abreast of any changes or updates.

Attorney Anthony Piccirilli and our staff have been advised on the practical measures to help stem the tide of COVID-19, including regular hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, frequently disinfecting commonly touched areas, and social distancing whenever possible. We will be available via telephone, email, and responding to online submissions.

If you are an existing client and have a question about your case in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, please call (412) 471-5100 or contact us online. We are available and will be in touch as soon as possible.

To alleviate some the financial stress caused by this situation, we will waive any hourly fees for clients inquiring about the effect of COVID-19 on their case.

We’re Available & Working for Our Clients

Attorney Piccirilli is fully operational and working hard to address your needs and questions. Anthony is happy to provide assistance to current and prospective clients, and is pursuing cases to the fullest extent possible.

While our firm is reducing in-person meetings, we have access to all pending cases and actively working to resolve cases favorably. This includes filing necessary continuances due to court closures, drafting pleadings and agreements, preparing for upcoming trials, engaging in negotiations, and actively working to resolve cases favorably.

We Will Keep You Informed

We are closely monitoring all client deadlines, court closures, and will continue to keep you updated.

If the situation continues to progress, we will explore all available options to provide you with the best possible representation. This may include using video depositions and testimony, e-document filing, and other tools should the need arise.

We can also continue to connect with our clients via telephone, skype, Facetime, and email.

Current Pittsburgh Family Court Closures

The courts in Allegheny County are operating on a very limited basis, particularly Family Division, which is essentially shut down for most purposes other than PFAs and emergency matters. The relevant Allegheny County Court Order is available here.

Courts in the surrounding counties are handling this crisis in various ways, but delays and continuances are expected. and we are doing our best to stay up to date in that regard.

Please note that in some instances, and in some counties, court dates may still proceed as planned. Therefore, If you have legal proceedings scheduled in Allegheny County or a surrounding county, reach out to us to discuss how the closure affects you.

Worried about Custody & Visitation?

With the current situation many people have pressing concerns about their custody and child support hearings being postponed. We understand the position you may be in, with little to no access to your children and without a timely hearing to award visitation.

We sympathize with this unfortunate delay, but we are committed to helping you find a solution that works for your family.

You Can Always Reach Attorney Piccirilli

Your case and the dedicated service Pittsburgh Divorce & Family Law provides will not be interrupted despite this uniquely challenging time.

We are speaking with clients as needed and taking consultations for those seeking our services once everything is running normally.

Attorney Piccirilli and our staff remain available at (412) 471-5100.

We’re All In this Together

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We truly appreciate your choice in deciding to work with an attorney who will stand by and fight for you no matter what. We look forward to continuing to work together to resolve your current and future legal issues.