Category: Blog

What Are the Tax Filing Options for Separated Couples?

February 15, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Tax Issues

Icon for author Ashley Majorsky Ashley Majorsky

Tax time can be a stressful situation for any individual. However, for separated couples comes additional considerations and unavoidable tax planning. The ultimate decision which must be made is whether the separated parties choose to file as married filing jointly, married filing separately, or have the added option of filing head of household. However, the decision regarding filing status cannot be made without properly weighing the advantages and disadvantages of […]

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Will a Collaborative Divorce Work for You?

January 26, 2018 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Pollock Begg Pollock Begg

Pittsburgh collaborative family law attorney Candice L. Komar explains individuals and couples appreciate the privacy and control they experience in the collaborative process for divorce and family law matters. A leading mediator and collaborative attorney in matrimonial law, Candice often deals with family law cases and divorces involving closely held businesses, complex issues and high net worth individuals. In her family law practice, she strives to impart clients with knowledge […]

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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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