Category: Divorce

Divorce Mediation Topics

March 31, 2017 | Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

For many couples, the divorce process is extremely challenging, from both a financial and emotional perspective — there may be a great deal of tension between the couple regarding the divorce itself, and the high-conflict atmosphere introduced by some attorneys can lead to the provision of legal assistance that is not actually constructive for either party. Fortunately, since the introduction of no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania (married couples have the option […]

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Divorce and Retirement Accounts

January 31, 2017 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Todd Begg Todd Begg

Many Pittsburgh couples have retirement accounts ranging from a company pension to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that they opened online to roll over a 401(k) account from a former employer.  So, what happens when the couple files for divorce?  How are those retirement accounts divided between the parties? Employee Retirement Income Security Act The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that governs many types of […]

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DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce

December 30, 2016 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author David Pollock David Pollock

In 2015, there were 2582 divorces in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alone.  While there are no clear statistics on how many of those couples attempted to complete a do-it-yourself divorce, there are certainly countless websites and fill-in-the-blank forms suggesting that proceeding without an attorney is efficient and easy in addition to being cost effective.  But there can be numerous concerns and pitfalls when a divorcing couple tries to complete a divorce […]

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Divorce and Religion

November 29, 2016 | Blog, Divorce

Icon for author Joseph Williams Joseph Williams

Getting divorced is difficult and complicated even when both partners agree on nearly everything. The emotional toll can be overwhelming for one or both former partners during and after the divorce process or even for several years after. The journey can become even more difficult to navigate when two parents have different religious backgrounds and beliefs. What happens when one parent celebrates Hanukkah and the other celebrates Christmas? Or what […]

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