Allison D. Gaffen

Allison D. Gaffen

Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law...
  • Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Allison Gaffen
- Current
Family Law Intern
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
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Certified Legal Intern
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
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Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (2011)
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Seminar Paper: Domestic Violence at the Workplace: An Employer's Liability to Victim Employees; Indep. Study: Collaborative Law and Domestic Violence
Honors: Cum Laude; Civil Litigation Certificate
Activities: Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law; Phi Alpha Delta; Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition
Grove City College
B.A. / Political Science; Psychology; Minor in Family Studies (2008)
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Honors: Honors in Political Science; Dean's List
Activities: Gamma Chi Sorority; Pan Hellenic Council
Awards
Civil Litigation Certificate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
- Current
Member
Allegheny County Bar Association
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University
Domestic Law: Support, 2014-Present
Certifications
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid USA
Certificate of Advanced Study in Civil Litigation
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. How long does a spouse have to be gone for abandonment
A: Desertion is addressed in 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 3301(a)(1): § 3301. Grounds for divorce. (a) Fault.--The court may grant a divorce to the innocent and injured spouse whenever it is judged that the other spouse has: (1) Committed willful and malicious desertion, and absence from the habitation of the injured and innocent spouse, without a reasonable cause, for the period of one or more years. The law can be found in full here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/23/00.033.001.000..HTM.
Q. What is approx cost of standard will, father/mother to their son?
A: For more information about Wills in Pennsylvania, please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/wills.html.
Q. What can i do to get my son back and my pfa was violated
A: For more information about PFA's in Pennsylvania, please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/protection-from-abuse.html.
Q. We have temporary custody of our 5 yr.-old grandson. His parents are in a halfway house (drugs)
A: For more information about grandparent's rights in Pennsylvania please visit: http://www.gaffenstephenson.com/grandparents-rights.html.
Q. Can I ask for a termination of parental rights?
A: The Pennsylvania law that has the grounds for involuntarily termination of parental rights can be found here: http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/domestic-relations/00.025.011.000.html.
Q. Paying child support to Oregon but kids lives here in PA and ex won't let me see them. what should i do?
A: Child support and child custody are two different cases. You should consult with an attorney to review the amount of support you are paying and about custody.
Q. Can you expuge your criminal records if they was dismissed?
A: Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Allegheny County has detailed information about the expungement process: http://www.nlsa.us/ProSe/Expungement_Allegheny.pdf. For legal advice about your specific situation, you should consult with a defense attorney in your county. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should contact the legal services office in your county. This answer is attorney advertising and is for educational purposes only. This does not in anyway constitute and/or form an attorney-client relationship. Allison D. Gaffen is licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania, and this answer is not intended to solicit clients from outside the state of Pennsylvania. Allison represents clients in Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. To schedule an appointment with Attorney Allison Gaffen call (412) 465-0785.
Q. My vehicle was searched after they asked do i need an attorney
A: Are you asking if the search was legal? If so, much more detailed information about the vehicle stop and search is needed to answer your question. For legal advice about your situation, you should contact an attorney in your county. If you cannot afford a criminal defense attorney, you should contact the public defender's office in your county. This answer is attorney advertising and is for educational purposes only. This does not in anyway constitute and/or form an attorney-client relationship. Allison D. Gaffen is licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania, and this answer is not intended to solicit clients from outside the state of Pennsylvania. Allison represents clients in Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. To schedule an appointment with Attorney Allison Gaffen call (412) 465-0785.
Q. Can someone that aren't the authorities come to your house and take something with out a warrant plus they don't own it?
A: I would need more information to answer this question. Are you describing a situation of a warrant-less search? Or a theft of property? For legal advice, you should consult with an attorney in your county. This answer is attorney advertising and is for educational purposes only. This does not in anyway constitute and/or form an attorney-client relationship. Allison D. Gaffen is licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania, and this answer is not intended to solicit clients from outside the state of Pennsylvania. Allison represents clients in Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. To schedule an appointment with Attorney Allison Gaffen call (412) 465-0785.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Allison Gaffen
401 Wood Street, Suite 414
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
USA
Telephone: (412) 540-2400 Ext. 2
Fax: (412) 540-3355