Yearly Archives: 2013

Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz Receives ‘Best Law Firms’ Tier One Designation for 2014

November 01, 2013 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Boutique family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC is a 2014 Tier One “Best Law Firms” recipient in the area of family law, according to rankings released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The distinction designates a combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. Pollock Begg has been named to the Best Law Firms list since U.S. News first commenced rankings in 2010. All […]

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Video Trumps Trooper Testimony in PFA Proceeding

October 17, 2013 | Blog, Court Decisions, Protection from Abuse - PFA

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A non-precedential opinion of the Superior Court affirms the decision of a Lackawanna County court, which granted a Protection from Abuse order against the father of two young children. In E.B. v. H.S., No. 1906 MDA 2012 (October 1, 2013), the Father appealed a decision that granted a PFA against him, enjoining contact with his wife or two young children until they should be interviewed by a guardian ad litem. The […]

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How College Savings and Custodial Accounts Are Treated in Divorce

October 15, 2013 | Blog, Child Support

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As a family lawyer, I have seen more and more families saving for their children’s futures in recent years. That’s a good sign. But when parents get divorced, what happens to the college savings can be unpredictable.  There are at least four different vehicles for college savings: (a) Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (“UTMA”) custodial accounts; (b) 529 College Savings accounts; (c) Coverdell educational accounts; and (d) joint bank and […]

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No Blood Testing Allowed in Paternity Case

October 01, 2013 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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A recent decision of the Superior Court examined the “best interests” standard in paternity cases. R.K.J. v. S.P.K., 2013 Pa.Super. 259 (September 26, 2013).  R.K.J. (“Mother”) gave birth to a child, and her boyfriend S.P.K. (“Father”) signed an acknowledgment of paternity in the hospital, even though he knew that he was not the biological father. What he didn’t know is that Mother was not yet divorced from R.J., Jr. (“Husband”) […]

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