About Our Firm

JAFFE & KECSKEMETHY, P.C. is a four attorney law firm representing individuals and families with urgent problems. Based in Butler, PA, we provide the most experienced counsel available in Butler and Northern Allegheny County in the several areas of Pennsylvania family law, including divorce, child custody and child support, as well as protection from abuse. We assist individuals with difficult questions about separation, distribution of assets and debt, and alimony and spousal support. We provide families with careful guidance and counsel in painful disputes in Pennsylvania child custody; seeking to find alternatives which avoid the destructive effects of protracted court battles on your children.

The attorneys in our firm are well aware that the legal system is ill-equipped to address the kinds of disputes which arise within families, over the most personal and painful issues in your lives. The areas of divorce, support and custody often involve facts which are not well documented or are known to only a few people. Because these facts are often difficult to prove, the adversarial system is limited in its ability to solve family problems. At Jaffe & Kecskemethy P.C., our lawyers help you to navigate the complexities of the legal system. At the same time, we strive to fashion divorce settlements, child custody agreements and other forms of negotiated resolution which provide the best protections available in Pennsylvania family law, while preserving peace and the long term health of individuals, parents and children.

In those cases in which the intervention of a judge is necessary to a fair resolution of your case, the over 75 years combined experience of our attorneys in the courts of Butler County, Allegheny County and adjacent counties, is without peer. We benefit from extensive experience with the judges, hearing officers and court officials in Butler County, Allegheny County, Lawrence County, Armstrong County and Mercer County.

With an aggressive courtroom strategy, our lawyers provide zealous, effective representation before your judge, intended to bring about a rapid successful verdict in your trial or hearing. We are in court every week, representing individuals in matters such as Domestic Relations child support hearings, Master's hearings for the distribution of assets and debts, and to establish or prevent awards of alimony, hearings to determine exclusive occupancy of a home or to preserve assets, and trial before the court for the custody of children. Our depth of knowledge in Pennsylvania family law further aids our extensive experience in these difficult courtroom contests.

With the same extensive courtroom experience, Jaffe & Kecskemethy, P.C. provides tough, aggressive defense of the accused. In both criminal court and juvenile court, we provide zealous advocacy defending against all Pennsylvania felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including DUI and other Vehicle Code violations, drug cases, allegations of sexual assault, and theft related offenses. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Allegheny and Butler County, representing defendants from preliminary hearing through jury trial. In addition, we provide juvenile court representation in delinquency matters, as well as in matters of child neglect, dependency and abuse. We protect your presumption of innocence, and your confidentiality is assured.

For over 50 years, the attorneys of Jaffe & Kecskemethy P.C. have assisted families in matters of estate planning and probate of Wills. We provide careful counsel in the creation of your will, power of attorney or advance health care directive. When your family experiences a loss, our lawyers are able to help you through the administration of the estate, and assist you in compliance with the complexities of Pennsylvania inheritance tax. Furthermore, if you are involved in a will contest or other probate litigation, our experienced litigators bring the same extensive courtroom experience to that forum, in our efforts to end your estate contest quickly, with the best possible result.

Finally, we often represent self-employed individuals and businesses. In all areas from creation of a business to winding up of a corporation, our counsel can assist you. From incorporation to regulatory compliance and taxation, we can help you make the most of your decision to go your own way in the business world.

Jaffe & Kecskemethy, P.C. represents real people with real problems. We understand that when you need careful, thorough advice, in the most respectful and confidential setting, your needs are often urgent. We are dedicated to promptly providing the most well-informed advice, the most experienced insight, and the most aggressive representation, in your most difficult case.