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Carla Schiff Donnelly
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Carla Schiff Donnelly is an attorney with the Pittsburgh-based family law firm of Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of on divorce, post-divorce issues, custody and related family law cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Donnelly practiced family law for 11 years at Stern and Edlin, P.C., a leading domestic relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where she handled all aspects of divorce and post-divorce cases with a concentration on high asset financial and complex custody issues. She also specialized in preparing and negotiating prenuptial agreements.

Ms. Donnelly holds a bachelor of arts from Lehigh University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law and is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. She was also named a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers and one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend and selected for inclusion into the 2013 Edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was also a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia and served on the board of the Visions Anew Institute, a nonprofit organization in the Atlanta area whose mission is to assist individual through the divorce process with information, integrity, and dignity.

Entries by Carla Schiff Donnelly

Cheating Spouse? 5 Things You Need to Do Now

(11) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:55 PM

Whether you are snooping because you suspect your spouse is cheating or you stumble upon the information by accident, actually catching your spouse cheating can be extremely heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time. While it's easy to be paralyzed by all of the emotions that come with this discovery,...

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Five Custody Myths Separating Parents Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 4:43 PM

Custody cases can be contentious, expensive and painful for all involved. Parents are often flooded with war stories of their cousin's neighbor's best friend three states away and are given misinformation from well-meaning acquaintances and coworkers. While custody laws vary from state to state, there are certain myths that are...

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Don't Get Stuck With The Wrong Lawyer: 6 Steps To Avoid the Most Common Divorce Mistake

(19) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:21 PM

The earliest stages of a separation and divorce are usually the most stressful, and clear-headed decision-making often takes a back seat to an urgent desire to get it all over with quickly. As a result, many people end up with the wrong lawyer.

The selection of a divorce attorney is...

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Divorce: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

(16) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 12:51 PM

When I mention to people that I'm a divorce lawyer, they usually joke about how they hope they'll never need me. But then, privately, they pull me aside and ask me the questions that they have clearly been carrying around with them for some time -- questions about child support,...

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