Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, P.C. is a boutique law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that offers sophisticated legal advice and representation for the routine, and not so routine, aspects of family life. From premarital agreements and estate planning to divorce, remarriage, incapacity, or death, we are a single source and comprehensive Pennsylvania Family Law Firm to address your needs.
The founding partners of the firm bring decades of experience in family law and have practiced together for 20 years. Our members and associates have been acknowledged by peers, colleagues, and others for their excellence and integrity in this field, including recognition in publications such as SuperLawyers , Rising Stars , Best Lawyers in America and the AV® rating through Martindale-Hubbell's peer-review ratings system.*
A large share of our clients are doctors, lawyers, CPAs and other professionals (or their spouses) who were referred to Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, P.C. for our ability to accurately determine the value of professional practices and other similar complex assets in divorce proceedings. Likewise, we represent business partners, family businesses and stakeholders in closely held companies who require complex valuations and discretion to protect their business and other shareholders.
We cover the full spectrum of family law matters, including asset division, alimony, child custody, child support, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, domestic violence and paternity. For all clients, we counsel on the merits of negotiation versus litigation, the frequently overlooked tax ramifications, and the long term consequences of decisions made today. We counsel clients to explore out-of-court solutions, including collaborative divorce or mediation that may not only be more cost effective, but are much more private. But in the event that litigation is necessary, we will fight aggressively for you and will zealously protect your interests. We also provide estate planning, wills and powers of attorney services, and will assist you and your family upon the loss of a loved one.
Our attorneys are hardworking, thorough, and concerned about you and your family. We are proud that so many clients return to us when new legal problems and changes in their family circumstances arise, and we view this as proof of our commitment to provide quality legal services.
We take a team approach, utilizing senior attorneys, associates and a legal assistant or paralegal in order to provide quality service at the most affordable cost to the client, and assure continuity throughout the process. We are one of the largest family law firms in Western Pennsylvania, but are small enough to be accessible and responsive to our clients' every need.
Our lawyers have consistently served in leadership roles in the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and other professional organizations. Members of the firm regularly teach other lawyers Continuing Legal Education, and also do outreach for the benefit of the public and the community. We have helped shape legislation and court rules, and have written books used in the practice of family law throughout Pennsylvania.
We invite you to contact an experienced and compassionate legal team that can handle your immediate and long-range concerns. Contact us online or call 412-471-8822 to arrange a consultation at our downtown Pittsburgh law offices.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.