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Liberty J. Weyandt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cranberry Township, PA

The Lynch Law Group
501 Smith Drive, Suite 3
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-330-4884
Fax: 724-776-8001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at The Lynch Law Group, LLC, Liberty J. Weyandt focuses on family law matters and chairs the firm's family law practice group. Based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, she represents clients throughout Butler, Beaver and Allegheny counties and other parts of the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 2001, Ms. Weyandt is also admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

A large portion of Ms. Weyandt's client base consists of people who are seeing their marriages coming to an end and who are thus having to face divorce-related legal issues such as property division, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. An experienced courtroom advocate for her clients when litigation proves to be necessary, she also has extensive training in mediation and collaborative law, and this allows her to often help her clients come to an accord on these matters through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods.

In addition to her divorce practice, Ms. Weyandt regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial and postmarital agreements, and she helps people whose marriages have already been legally dissolved and who are attempting to modify or seek the enforcement of existing support and parenting court orders. She has also assisted domestic violence victims in their quest for protective orders from the court. Highly regarded by her colleagues for her successful track record as well as her ethical approach to what are often sensitive and emotional matters, Ms. Weyandt has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and has been selected to the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list. A 2001 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, she is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania and other legal groups.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

About Liberty J. Weyandt

First Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://lynchlaw-group.com/attorney/liberty-j-weyandt/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Treasure House Fashions - board member
  • Hampton Band Association Board Member - VP Personnel , 2021
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Educational Background

  • Syrcause University College of Law; Moot Court Honors Society; Managing Editor of "The  National Italian American Bar Association Law Journal", 2001
  • Webster University, BA History/Policitcal Science, Minor in Music; Cum Laude , 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Trained Collaborative Law Attorney; 40 Hours Mediation Training, 2007
  • Trained Mediator; 40 hours Mediation Training , 2008

Videos

  • Attorney Liberty J. Weyandt, Chair of the Family Law Practice, discusses her approach to helping individuals and families navigate divorce, support, custody and other family-life transitions., Attorney Liberty J. Weyandt - Family Law Overview, 2020
  • Liberty Weyandt of The Lynch Law Group joins HBKS Wealth Advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Donna Kline, to discuss how utilizing a divorce professional can protect family wealth now and in the future. We've all heard the horror stories of divorce but there are ways to achieve an amicable settlement that will satisfy both parties., Financial Solutions for a Restructured Family, 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 2020 Butler Co. Bar Association; Member, 2020
  • 2001 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • 2002 United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • 2007 United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2020
  • 2002 Supreme Court of New Jersey , 2020
  • 2002 Allegheny County Bar Association; Member, 2020
  • 2007 The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Member, 2020
  • 2007 Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP); Member, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • If you have an estate plan, you have already made these important decisions. However, keep in mind that your plans can change over time. An estate plan is something that should be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as necessary. Consult with an estate planning attorney following any significant change in your life, as it possible for certain changes to affect your estate plan. Here are the 10 Most Common Reasons to Review and/or Update Your Estate Plan., Author, 10 REASONS TO UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN, The Lynch Law Group Legal News, 2021
  • Custody litigation is costly, both emotionally and financially. The court system, while well-intended, is adversarial in nature, and parties have little control over the outcome. Children may have to participate in the process by attending educational classes, going through psychological evaluations, and being interviewed by the Judge. While some cases must be resolved through a Court process, most custody disputes can be resolved without litigation. Mediation and Collaborative Law are two options to consider., Author, RESOLVING CUSTODY DISPUTES AND CO-PARENTING CONFLICTS, The Lynch Law Group Legal News, 2021
  • Did you know that litigation is not your only option to obtain a divorce, determine support, or to address custody?, Author, TOP 10 DIVORCE DON’TS - When You’re Getting Divorced, Please Don’t . . ., The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2020
  • Over the past few days, we have experienced a world that is closing down around us. If you are in the midst of a divorce or custody dispute, you may be feeling extra stress, because your relationship problems have not stopped. Maybe you are not divorcing but are experiencing marital conflict. Your relationships may be further stressed by the restrictions on your ability to have space from one another outside of the home. Presently in Pennsylvania, due to coronavirus restrictions, most court functions are closed or severely restricted. (barring emergency, please see below). You may have a pending case in court and have learned that your court date has been canceled and will need to be rescheduled, at some unknown point in the future. Nevertheless, you have problems that need to be addressed now., Author, FAMILY LAW DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Resolving Conflict When Courts Are Closed, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2020
  • There are many factors to consider when choosing a family law attorney to handle your divorce. Selecting the right attorney can have a significant impact on the way your divorce will be handled.  The decision may feel overwhelming, especially if you have never worked with an attorney before., Author, CHOOSING A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - How To Find The Right Attorney For Your Divorce Or Custody Dispute, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2019
  • There are several things to consider when choosing a family law attorney to handle your divorce including the process options, geographic location of an attorney, online referrals and personal recommendations. If you have not yet read Choosing a Family Law Attorney, you may want to start there for ideas on where to begin., Author, MEETING WITH A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY - How to Prepare For Your First Meeting With An Attorney, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2019
  • Today, August 27, 2018, marks the official effective date of The Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act, codified as 42 Pa.C.S. §74, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, June 28, as Act 55 of 2018. Although widely recognized by the Pennsylvania legal community for well over a decade (and longer in other jurisdictions), The PA Collaborative Law Act establishes the practice of Collaborative Law by statute and legitimizes this form of alternative dispute resolution, which aims to keep families out of Court., Author, COLLABORATIVE LAW IS AN OFFICIAL PRACTICE IN PA, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2018
  • The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” signed by the President as law on December 22, 2017, creates various widespread changes to the tax code, and significantly changes how alimony will be treated for tax purposes. Under the prior tax code and for several decades, alimony was tax-deductible by the ex-spouse who paid it and was counted as taxable income to the ex-spouse who received it. In lay terms, this meant the person paying the alimony was not paying income tax on the income that was shifted to his or her former spouse and the former spouse who received the alimony support was responsible to pay the tax on the income., Author, TAX CODE CHANGES TO ALIMONY – HOW DOES THIS IMPACT MY DIVORCE?, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2018
  • Did you know there is an alternative to the traditional divorce litigation process? It is called Collaborative Law.Let’s face it…No one wants to go through a divorce. Unfortunately, sometimes life does not happen as planned. Public perception regarding divorce is far from positive. This is due in part to the length and cost of the process, the need for each spouse to be in control of their impending futures as separate entities, and the inherent nature of the litigation process being unnecessarily adversarial. Not only is the process difficult to go through in the moment, but the emotional and financial effects are often felt long after the divorce is complete., Author, WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE LAW?, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • , Best Lawyers in America List , https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/liberty-j-weyandt/268157, 2021
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Association Of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • IACP
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Office Location for Liberty J. Weyandt

501 Smith Drive
Suite 3
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Phone: 724-330-4884

Fax: 724-776-8001

Last Updated: 11/4/2021

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