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Deborah A. L. Iwanyshyn

About me

My firm is where financial expertise meets holistic family law.  We strive to take care of your entire being.  Settlement without court is my primary goal.


I am an attorney as well as a CPA (license inactive) and a former member of the American Society of Appraisers having earned the designation of ASA, which is a Senior Member, specializing in business valuation. I am also an adjunct professor at Carlow University teaching Criminal Evidence and the Vice Chair of the Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law.


My background enables me to easily handle complex divorce and support cases, especially where closely-held family businesses are involved.   I have testified in court as an expert witness regarding the value of businesses and as to the income of a self-employed person. I am also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer and have mediated for the court custody program as well as privately in my practice.. Finally I obtained Gestault Training in counseling and can help you identify  what kind of therapy you need.


I myself am divorced, You can get through that event as a stronger person and I will give you some of my tips as well as direct you to the support that you need while going through the emotional upheaval that currently exists in your life.  I will also direct you in the best ways to protect your children.


My website talks about my personal situation.  I have several videos on the site that will give you some insight into your situation.  You can view them at  I offer a free telephone consultation so feel free to call.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    30 years
  2. Family: 40%
    30 years
  3. Alimony: 10%
    30 years
  4. Child Support: 7%
    30 years
  5. Wills: 3%
    30 years



Hourly ($230-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Joseph John Nash

    I worked with Ms. Iwanyshyn on a difficult divorce case. She always kept the lines of communication open and was a pleasure to deal with. She fights hard for her clients.


    Joseph Nash Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Cody N. Guarnieri

    I endorse this lawyer. A caring and compassionate voice for her clients.


    Cody Guarnieri Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

2100 Legendary Ln
Allison Park, PA, 151013308


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2013
Former Senior Member of American Society of Appraisers (ASA)American Society of Appraisers1987
Certified Public Accountant (license inactive)Pennsylvania Licensing1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerIwanyshyn & Associates1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Animal FriendsBoard of Directors2000 - 2002
American Society of AppraisersBoard of Directors1990 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kwarteng v. Taylor2 year old child returned to Belgium parents
Lentz v. MeyerI actually housed this young woman for a year and obtained joint custody. Both she and the father have co-parented and are engaged.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gestault Institute of New EnglandGestault Training For ProfessionalsGestault Therapy Certification2005
United States Bankruptcy CourtMediation trainingN/A2003
Allegheny County Family DivisionCustody Mediation TrainigN/A2002
United States Postal ServiceMediation trainingN/A2002
American Society of AppraisersBusiness valuationASA1987
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Pennsylvania State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Summer schoolSingle Parenting That Works! Raising Well-Balanced Children in an Off-Balance World2011