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Cara Ann Boyanowski

Child custody Attorney at Camp Hill, PA

4.9   11 reviews

also known as Cara Boyanowski

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
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About Cara

Learn Cara’s areas of practice.

Cara Boyanowski has been practicing law since 1993.  In 1998, after working as a general practioner, she narrowed the scope of her practice to the area of family law.  She enjoys helping her clients navigate through separation, divorce, custody and support imatters.

Throughout her 28 years of practice, Cara has represented her clients in a myriad of domestic law matters, including but not limited to, simple and complex divorce cases, parental and grandparent custodial cases, spousal and child support matters, equitable distribution of marital estates, alimony, and step-parent adoptions.

Her practice has led her to adjudicate matters before numerous Common Pleas courts in and around the central Pennsylvania region, as well as, the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. 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.

Cara also assists clients in the preparation and drafting of their Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. 

Cara always listens intently to her clients’ fears, expectations, and future life plans.  After doing so, she adjusts her representation and negotiation skills to meeet the needs of her clients. Cara believes all of her clients deserve her undivided attention, compassion, and dedication, no matter the size of their marital estate or the complexity of their matrimonial issues.

Location

Cognetti Law Group
3304 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA, 17011

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Sanford Krevsky | February 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fair and Friendly
I've known Cara Boyanowski for over ten years, in two capacities. One as a fellow Family Law Practitioner and two in my role as a Custody Conciliator. In both those capacities, I found her knowledgeable and fair, while still maintaining a friendly demeanor.
Posted by Jeff | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
We secured Cara to assist in a miscellaneous civil proceeding and found her to be both very professional and personable in all our dealings. We were also pleasantly surprised at her level of prompt turn-around to our questions with numerous follow-ups. She has become our legal provider of choice and will absolutely seek out her counsel in the future with any of our legal needs. We highly recommend attorney Cara Boyanowski.
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Posted by Angela | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Cara has represented me in my child custody hearings. She also helped me work through my divorce proceedings. She has always been honest and upfront with me about ways to come to the best resolution for me and my son. She is very accessible and has gone above and beyond to help. I would recommend her to anyone who needs representation in these types of matters. She cares.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
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Competency, Professionalism and Genuine Concern
Having Cara represent you in ANY family matter will arm you with various advantages. Cara's years in Family Law show with every conversation you have with her as a client. There is not an avenue for discussion that Cara does not come prepared for, and explain possible outcomes to consider. Her understanding of procedure compared to other attorneys in the field can be advantageous. She speaks as if she is taking every step with you along what can be very difficult, confusing, frustrating and sometimes downright infuriating circumstances with a genuine care and concern for your situation. Her professionalism when communicating with opposing counsel represents consistent ethical standards. When it comes to matters you hold as high as your children in your life, you cannot afford to take shortcuts on hiring a competent lawyer to obtain the results as closely desirable as possible with the current court system's shortcomings. Cara is that attorney.
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Posted by Amy | January 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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High Quality Attorney
Cara is a top notch attorney who is dedicated to her clients needs. Her work is thorough and she invests the time to ensure her clients understand the legal process. She greatly assisted us in long term planning for our family's future. Cara was also sensitive and compassionate to our unquie needs. We truly appreciated her quick follow up to all of our questions and that she prepared us for what to expect along the way. Cara is an outstanding professional and without reservation my family and I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Christie | January 30, 2016
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Compassionate and excellent!
Cara is representing me in my divorce and custody case. I can count on her to help me every step of the way. She has a very caring nature that makes it easier for me to talk with her and work through this process. It was such a great feeling to have her fighting for me in the courthouse.
Posted by nan | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Recommend Cara Boyanowski!
Cara is an excellent attorney. She tells you the truth to the best of her knowledge, good or bad. We have hired her to represent us in a divorce and child custody case. She is always prepared when talking to us or to the opposing counsel, or the judge. She anticipates questions and has the answers ready. She always is one step ahead of opposing counsel. If we have any questions she always answers them as quickly and thoroughly as possible. If we have an idea, she listens, then agrees or disagrees with an explanation of why. She always asks our opinions of how to handle different situations. We have always felt we were part of the process, not just spectators. Cara is experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She knows how emotional we are, and how difficult it is for us to rationalize things, and she tells us not to worry, she has our backs. We have put our lives in her hands, and I am confident that Cara is the best attorney for us.
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Posted by Julie | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Attorney Boyanowksi represented me throughout my divorce proceedings. It was an exceedingly difficult time in my life and I could not have asked for a better attorney. What should have been completed in 6 months ended up taking over 2 years. Cara was always available to answer my endless questions through e-mail or by phone. She was very good at helping me remove the emotion from this time and focus on the facts. Her knowledge and skill were so impressive. She explained every step of the proceedings thoroughly and was always willing to clarify. When we ended up having to go to trial she proved herself a formidable presence in the courtroom as well. Every aspect of my divorce was handled in a timely, professional, compassionate manner and I could not have been more thrilled with the results. She is a very skilled attorney and a wonderful person. I just can't say enough about the role she played in my life during this very difficult time.
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Posted by Mike | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Caring
Cara has represented me for almost 2 years in a Divorce proceeding. I selected her because of her excellent track record and experience level. As expected, she has demonstrated high-level knowledge of PA law and performs every action with integrity. On several occasions, opposing counsel has misfiled paperwork and misunderstood the law. Cara is quick to point out those errors and determine how we should proceed. She has been clear and concise from the first time I met with her, and serves as a terrific resource for me during this time of need. I am very confident in her suggestions and advice. Furthermore, Cara is a very caring individual who listens & empathizes. She genuinely wants the best for me and my children and often inquires as to how we are doing. For me, this is "icing on the cake," and very appreciated. As a result of her concern, she is very thorough in requesting documentation to support our position. My case will be concluded very soon. Regardless of outcome, I know that we have worked together to present the best case we possibly can. What more could a client ask for?
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Posted by Mel | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Cara was very knowledgeable in her field. She helped make the process as smooth as divorce can be. But what was most important, is that I never felt like a number or a case. She always spoke with me like I mattered and when going through a divorce this is not something that I felt very often. I trust Cara completely and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney that truly cares about her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Cara is a compassionate and talented lawyer. She took on my case after it had lingered for several years with another attorney and she did a great job. There was no way to fix the bad decisions of the past but she found a way to get a better resolution for me. This case is one of the worst types for a lawyer to take on because it had been mismanaged, dragged on for years and it was a dumpster fire of hostility. She addressed the issues with a grounded, fact based approach that was results oriented and sensitive to her customer’s finances. I am grateful for Cara’s support and would recommend her for others going through divorce proceedings.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cognetti Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Shareholder
  • Serratell Schiffman & Brown
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney/Junior Partner
  • Daley Law Offices
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • MacIntyre & MacIntrye
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ron Turo
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Lycoming College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Linn v. Lloyd
  • Client awarded primary custody and permitted relocation of child from Dauphin County

Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Heinz Menaker Senior Center
  • Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Dauphin County Arbitrator
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Arbitrator
  • Dauphin County Arbitrator
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Central Dauphin School District Board Member
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Woman's Magazine
  • Editorial Writer on Family Law Subjects
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Heart Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA)
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lift Every Voice Award
  • Heinz Menaker Senior Center
  • 2010

Publications

  • Central Penn Parent Magazine - "ask an expert"
  • What is Physical Custody
  • 2015
  • Central Penn Parent Magazine - "ask an expert"
  • How Do I Share Custody Over the Holidays
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE
  • Fee Agreements
  • 2015
  • Domestic Relations & Domestic Violence CLE
  • Equitable Distribution and QDROs
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute CLE
  • Getting a Divorce Case off the Ground
  • 2008
  • Divorce Law Update
  • How to Transfer Retirement Account Assets
  • 2008
  • Dauphin County Bar Association CLE
  • Changes to Divorce Code
  • 2005
  • Dauphin County Bar Association CLE
  • Support Update
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Cara
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cara is very knowledgeable and is always a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Boyanowski is an exceptional attorney who zealously represents her clients in all areas of family law. She is incredibly knowledgeable and sensitive to all issues that arise in family law matters and is well respected by local judges and counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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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Camp Hill Child custody Lawyer Cara Ann Boyanowski
Cara Ann Boyanowski
Child custody Attorney
Camp Hill, PA
Licensed for 30 years