Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why Should I Consider Estate Planning During a Divorce?

October 31, 2017 | Blog, Divorce, Estate Planning, Marital Property

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

Often when clients are progressing through their divorce, it is overwhelming enough to handle the custody, support, asset division and valuation issues, let alone estate issues. All too often during these emotionally charged times, clients request their divorce lawyers to set aside any estate concerns until after the final settlement order of court dividing the assets is entered, which may take a while. Is it worth revising your will while […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Attorneys Celebrate 2017 Conflict Resolution Day

Pittsburgh family law attorneys from our firm were on hand to commemorate Conflict Resolution Day 2017 on Oct. 19. The cocktail reception and awards presentation, held in downtown Pittsburgh at the Allegheny County Family Division Court Building, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Allegheny County’s Generations Program and the 35th anniversary of The Mediation Council of Western PA. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the Association for Conflict Resolution in 2005 to: […]

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What If My Divorcing Spouse Handles The Finances?

October 25, 2017 | Attorney Videos

Icon for author Ideality Communications Ideality Communications

Joseph R. Williams, Pittsburgh divorce attorney and Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC partner, discusses possible financial tactics of affluent spouses during the divorce proceedings. Williams joined Pollock Begg as a law clerk in 2008, was promoted to associate in 2009 after being admitted to the bar, and joined the leadership ranks as partner in 2014. His rapid climb has not gone unnoticed by his colleagues and peers. Williams has […]

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Child Support Liens Examined by Pennsylvania Superior Court

Law Provides Two Alternative Methods

October 02, 2017 | Child Custody

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

When a parent who owes child support attempts to sell real estate, or collects a lump sum payment from a government agency, the law may authorize an automatic child support lien to collect the support arrears.  If the child support arrears are less than $5,000, the automatic child support lien imposed by 23 Pa.C.S. § 4308.1 may not apply, but the child support agency has the option of pursuing a […]

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