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Cara A. Boyanowski concentrates her practice in the field of domestic law and wills and estates. As a domestic law practitioner, she represents clients in simple and complex divorce, support, custody, alimony, step-parent adoptions, and name change matters. Her practice in this field has led her to adjudicate matters before numerous Common Pleas courts in and around the central Pennsylvania region, as well as, the Pennsylvania Superior Court. During her first year of practice, Ms. Boyanowski argued a case of first impression before the Pennsylvania Superior Court requesting the right to sue an estate for child support.

As a wills and estates practitioner, she represents clients in the preparation and drafting of their Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. With estates, she prepares the documents necessary to begin the probate process, as well as, assists Executors throughout the probate and administrative process, from valuing and selling assets, satisfying debts, and preparing Estate Tax Returns.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 35%
    23 years
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    23 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    23 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    23 years
  5. Wills: 5%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jeffrey B. Engle

    Cara is a superior attorney. I have had many cases with her. She has been a zealous advocate for her client's position in every occasion. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and has integrity. If I were in need of a lawyer myself, I would not hesitate to call upon her. I consider her a friend and a colleague that I can rely upon.

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    Jeffrey Engle Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Thomas M. Clark

    I endorse this Cara Boyanowski. Attorney Boyanowski is a skilled attorney that vigorously advocates for her clients. She strives to obtain the best possible results for her clients - results that allow her clients to move forward with their lives while protecting the things that are most important.

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    Thomas Clark Family Attorney
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Contact info

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP

200 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199312/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lift Every Voice AwardHeinz Menaker Senior Center2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP2015 - Present
ShareholderSerratell Schiffman & Brown2004 - 2015
Associate Attorney/Junior PartnerDaley Law Offices1998 - 2004
Associate AttorneyMacIntyre & MacIntrye1995 - 1998
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Ron Turo1993 - 1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
ArbitratorDauphin County Arbitrator2015 - 2016
Woman's MagazineEditorial Writer on Family Law Subjects2013 - 2015
American Heart AssociationExecutive Committee Member2013 - 2015
National Court Appointed Special Advocate AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Heinz Menaker Senior CenterChair2009 - Present
Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2004 - 2006
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Linn v. LloydClient awarded primary custody and permitted relocation of child from Dauphin County
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
JD SupraWhat Happens to the Youngest Victim of the San Bernardino Shooting?2015
JD SupraInternational Custody in Relation to the Kelly Rutherford Custody Trial2015
JD SupraA Tale of Two Distributions: Equitable Versus Estate in the Wake of the Kardashian/Odom Divorce2015
Central Penn Parent Magazine - "ask an expert"What is Physical Custody2015
Central Penn Parent Magazine - "ask an expert"How Do I Share Custody Over the Holidays2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Lycoming CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLEFee Agreements2015
Domestic Relations & Domestic Violence CLEEquitable Distribution and QDROs2013
National Business Institute CLEGetting a Divorce Case off the Ground2008
Divorce Law UpdateHow to Transfer Retirement Account Assets2008
Dauphin County Bar Association CLEChanges to Divorce Code2005
Dauphin County Bar Association CLESupport Update2005