Allison D. Gaffen

Allison D. Gaffen

Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney based in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • Pennsylvania
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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
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Grove City College
B.A. (2008) | Political Science; Psychology; Minor in Family Studies
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Honors: Honors in Political Science; Dean's List
Activities: Gamma Chi Sorority; Pan Hellenic Council
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Duquesne University School of Law- Paralegal Institute
- Current
Course: Domestic Law
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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Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Domestic Law: Divorce, Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University
2017-Present
Guest Lecturer, Domestic Law: Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University
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
Awards
Civil Litigation Certificate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Professional Associations
ACBA Criminal Law Section
- Current
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Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section
- Current
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Pennsylvania State Bar
- Current
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Allegheny County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Attorney Gaffen offers flat-fees for the following cases: criminal defense cases, PFA's, and simple support cases.
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Law Office of Allison Gaffen
310 Grant Street, Suite 1027
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 540-2400
Fax: (412) 540-3355