The attorneys at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC are drawn to the practice of family law to support families and individuals in transition. We have collected the following resources to provide you with more information. If you have additional questions, we invite you to contact us.
- The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Adult Family Section Court Manual contains general information about the Allegheny County Family Division and information about divorce procedures.
- The American Academy of Family Lawyers contains articles about divorce, custody and other family law topics.
- The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is a resource for parents and stepparents concerning child custody and shared parenting.
- The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers serves families with international legal concerns.
- The Model Family Law Arbitration Act from the American Academy of Family Lawyers contains useful information about arbitration, an alternative dispute resolution method in divorce often used by estranged couples seeking a more confidential, swift and sophisticated option to resolve their divorce without litigation.
- Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania and The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals are resources for those interested in learning more about collaborative law, a way to resolve your legal disputes without the courts making decisions for you.
- Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution option in divorce in which the parties jointly hire a mediator to assist them in working out a mutually satisfactory agreement and obviate going to court. To learn more, visit The Mediation Counsel of Western Pennsylvania.
- Child Custody Analytics offers a monthly newsletter with webinars, podcasts and psychological research relevant to family law.
- Splitopia.com is a new blog based on a book by the same author, offering divorce wellness information along with columns and Q&A with attorneys.
- Download a monthly budget sample (PDF).
- Discernment counseling is an opportunity to help couples look at their options before making a final decision on divorce.
- Divorce can make you feel isolated. Pittsburgh Divorce Support Meetup Group offers support and events for divorced and separated individuals.
- An online hub of articles spanning from advice on preplanning and marriage vows all the way through the intimacies of marriage straight to the coping strategies during divorce, Marriage.com also offers links and resources about other facets of family law such as adoption, financial planning and domestic partnership.
- “Divorce Taxation,” Brian Vertz and Melvyn B. Frumkes
- “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself,” Laura A. Wasser.
- “Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight,” Robert Mnookin.
- “The Good Karma Divorce: Avoid Litigation, Turn Negative Emotions into Positive Actions, and Get On with the Rest of Your Life,” by Judge Michele Lowrance.
- “RE- The wisdom in rethinking your life!: A GPS guide for a woman’s life journey,” Rosalie D. Gibbons MFT and Gloria Manchester CTACC.
- “The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier kids — without Going to Court,” Stuart G. Webb and Ron Ousky.
- “Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution Without Litigation,” by Pauline H. Tesler.
- “Putting Children First: Proven Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce,” JoAnn Pedro-Carroll.
- “DIVORCE: Think Financially, Not Emotionally® Volume I: What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, and After Divorce (Volume 1),“ Jeffrey A. Landers, CDFA.
- “The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns & Reclaiming Yourself,” Beverly Engel.