Yearly Archives: 2009

Father’s Rights: Growing Trend in Custody?

November 23, 2009 | Child Custody, Divorce, Legal Perspective

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A series of articles¬†published last month in Working Mother magazine claims that men who seek custody of their children in contested divorces are winning just as often as women. This trend is attributed to the principle that parents who work harder to provide for the family have less time and ability to perform traditional parenting tasks. As more women devote themselves to their careers, the article suggests, they may have […]

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Effectively Waiving Retirement Benefits in a Settlement Agreement

November 18, 2009 | Divorce, Legal Perspective, Marital Property, Settlement

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During the statewide broadcast of PBI’s Family Law Update today, my colleague David Ladov asked me to post the features that a marital settlement agreement would have to contain in order to qualify as a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order). A QDRO is one of two possible ways that someone may waive his or her right to receive a share of his or her ex-spouse’s retirement benefits (the other being a beneficiary designation form).

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Partner Brian C. Vertz Inducted into the Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s Fellow Program

November 03, 2009 | Press Releases

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The law firm of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC is pleased to announce that partner Brian C. Vertz was inducted into the Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program for 2009. The Fellows Program honors attorneys who have shown a commitment to excellence in charitable, community, professional and public service activities. Vertz focuses his practice in the areas of divorce, support and custody law. Todd Begg and David Pollock have been […]

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