Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pollock Begg Sponsors Isabel Allende Lecture Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

January 17, 2018 | Community

Icon for author Pollock Begg Pollock Begg

Our family law firm enjoyed the unique opportunity to sponsor the Isabel Allende lecture in the Ten Evenings series presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. The series brought to town authors whose topical works as director Stephanie Flom writes, “help us make sense of the confusing, often troubling, times we live in.” Pollock Begg proudly sponsored the lecture in November of acclaimed author Isabel Allende, a native of Chile who […]

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I Quit: Why Leaving the Collaborative Law Process is Difficult (By Design)

January 12, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Robert Raver Robert Raver

Throughout the divorce litigation process, clients will ask their attorneys what the chances of success are on a particular motion or position for an upcoming hearing. Without a crystal ball, it is extremely difficult for practitioners to tell clients what will happen, so practitioners are left relying on experience – and anecdotal evidence — to estimate what may happen.  Every practitioner, however, after saying “you have a 50-50 shot at […]

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What is Binding Arbitration?

January 12, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Heather Trostle Smith Heather Trostle Smith

Binding arbitration may sound very scary to someone looking for an alternative way to resolve his or her divorce. (And, that’s on top of the already scary situation of the divorce itself.)  However, if you know what you are getting into by agreeing to arbitration, the process can have many positives over and above the more traditional process of litigating through the court system. In a binding arbitration, the parties […]

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Is Divorce Interfering with Your Family Business?

January 12, 2018 | Blog, Business Valuation, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

When business owners get divorced, the business may become a casualty if decisive measures are not taken. Divorcing business owners must consider how the company will be operated during the divorce process; the financial impact of divorce-related obligations, like spousal support and legal fees, on business cash flow; and the influence of rumors and conflict at work. These same considerations apply to licensed professionals, like dentists, physicians, accountants and others […]

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