Rebecca A Myers

Rebecca A Myers

Domestic Relations Litigation, Mediation, and Collaboration
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Pennsylvania
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I have had an interest in helping families and individuals navigate the difficult issues of separation, divorce, support and custody since long before I began practicing family law. I have found in the more than a decade I have been practicing family law, that litigation, and the adversarial process, is not for everyone. In an effort to meet the needs of my clients, I completed a mediation training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution, focused specifically on Family Conflict mediation. In family law mediation, instead of going to Court and relying upon the rulings of a Judge or Hearing Officer, the parties jointly retain a mediator, who assists them in working towards a solution to their domestic relations matters. I am also a certified collaborative attorney capable of assisting clients through the collaborative process and I am a member of CLASP and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. In the collaborative process, the parties agree from the beginning that they won’t go to Court. Rather, the parties' work with attorneys, mental health professionals, financial planners & others to facilitate an amicable resolution of their issues. While not for everyone, for the right individuals, mediation or collaborative law can be a faster and more cost effective means of resolving their personal matters, assuming that they are committed to working towards a solution. Regardless of whether my client wishes to pursue litigation, mediation or collaboration, I strive to be sensitive to their needs and attentive to their requests. I believe that my role as an attorney is to bring a level of transparency to the legal system. My clients should not only know what is going on in their case, but should be comfortable that they understand what each step is and what that means in real world terms. If you are looking for that type of representation, please feel free to contact me.?

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Custody
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Gentile Horoho & Avalli
- Current
Gentile Horoho & Avalli
- Current
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
B.S. (2001) | Psychology
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Award for Excellence in Family Law
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Awarded to top law student in family law upon graduation
Professional Associations
Membership Chair
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State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 93341
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Articles & Publications
Which Home for the Holidays
Rebecca Myers
But what if we cant agree? - School Choice Edition
School Choice?
Same-Sex Marriage – Now We Know a Little More
Grandparents Rights: Wrong?
Vacation (custody) All I Ever Wanted
Rebecca Myers
Making Ours Mine – Division of Assets in Pennsylvania
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Should I Stay or Should i go Now
Collaboratively Trained Attorney
Mediator - divorce and family
Association for Conflict Resolution
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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. My husband left me over 9 years ago. How do I get a divorce from him with us being in different countries?
A: If he is willing to cooperate in the divorce process and does not want to have any other issues addressed either, then it would not be terribly complicated. However, if he will not agree you will likely need an attorney to assist you in getting permission to serve him specially at the very least.
Q. I have retroactive arrears on child support but received notice of refund offset. Is this a mistake? I'm not delinquent.
A: While it really shouldn't be the case, even arrears due to retroactivity can trigger refund intercepts and other collection actions if the amount is high. You or your counsel should try contacting donestic relations to see why the intercept was issued and if there is anything that can be done under the circumstances
Q. Can I change the locks on the house so my husband can't come in?
A: It depends. If you are co owners of the residence, the short answer is no. He has every bit as much right to be in the home as you do if you both own it. However, there is a right in PA to seek an order of exclusive possession which would bad him from entering the home and allow you to change the locks. However, a divorce complaint must be filed to request exclusive possession and that will impact other rights. You should consult with an attorney to find out how.
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Contact & Map
Gentile Horoho & Avalli
310 Grant Street, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 261-9900
GHA Cranberry
20421 Route 19, Suite 310
Cranberry Twp., PA 16006
Telephone: (412) 261-9900
Fax: (412) 261-7100
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