Will Divorce Be More Expensive in 2019?

July 09, 2018 | Alimony, Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Tax Issues

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

On December 31, 2018, the tax deduction for alimony will be ending under new federal tax laws.  If you are in the middle of a divorce, or thinking about it, you might want to sit up and take notice. As author of the legal tax reference Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, I’ve been reporting on and teaching colleagues all about these changes. Here are some explanations why decisive action […]

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New Law Regulates Collaborative Law Process in Pennsylvania

Attorneys may see uptick in collaborative divorces, families reap benefits

July 03, 2018 | Press Releases

Icon for author Ideality Communications Ideality Communications

PITTSBURGH — More amicable and affordable divorces may be in the future for more Pennsylvanians now that collaborative law, a process long accepted by the legal community, has been recognized and regulated by the state. The Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act, part of H.B. 1644 sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk, was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, June 28. The new law creates a uniform standard of practice […]

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5 Tips to Affording Your Divorce

June 28, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce

Icon for author Joseph Williams Joseph Williams

One of the most common questions asked of a divorce lawyer is “How much is this going to cost?”  While your lawyer cannot ultimately control the cost of your case, here are five tips to help ensure your divorce is as cost-efficient as possible: If possible, work directly with your spouse. While you will need to rely on the expertise of your lawyer for many decisions, if you can agree […]

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How Do I Determine Our Joint Versus Separate Assets?

Pittsburgh divorce attorney Daniel H. Glasser discusses marital assets and shares tips on how to keep items out of the marital pot. There are exceptions. Make sure you are prepared and have a qualified team of family lawyers who can work closely with experts and financial professionals to determine you get an appropriate division. Contact our family law firm to discuss your financial situation. To read more about Pollock Begg Komar […]

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