Yearly Archives: 2014

Parents Held in Contempt of Custody Order for Chronic Tardiness and Spurious CYF Investigations

July 23, 2014 | Blog, Child Custody, Court Decisions

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Pennsylvania parents who have custody orders may experience frustration when the other parent does not comply.  A recent decision of the Superior Court (unpublished) affirmed the Montgomery County courts, holding both parents in contempt for various violations of their custody order.  In M.B. v. L.G., No. 2947 EDA 2013 (July 18, 2014), the father of a ten year old child filed a custody contempt petition against the child’s mother when she […]

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Parent’s Obligation to Pay for College Does Not Justify Child Support Adjustment

July 16, 2014 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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Parents who are paying for their children’s college tuition in Pennsylvania may wonder if they are entitled to an adjustment of the support obligation for their minor children who have not yet entered college.  The Superior Court recently addressed that issue in an unpublished decision, M.J. v. S.J., No. 747 WDA 2013 (July 16, 2014).  The mother of the children in that case was receiving child support from the children’s father. […]

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All Pollock Begg Partners Named to 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

June 10, 2014 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — For the ninth year in a row, all five partners of family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC have been named to the list of 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Partners David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, and Brian C. Vertz, celebrating a decade or more in the listings, along with Candice L. Komar and Daniel H. Glasser were named to this year’s list. This honor is bestowed […]

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World’s Most Expensive Divorce

May 31, 2014 | Blog, Family Law News

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She got less than half, but divorcee Elena Rybovleva, ex-wife of Russian fertilizer king Dmitri Rybovlev, age 47, can hardly complain about what she received in her recent divorce, billed as “the world’s most expensive.”  Out of a $12+ billion fortune, a Swiss divorce court carved out more than $4.5 billion for ex-wife Elena. The stakes were high.  The New York Post outlined some of Mr. Rybovlev’s unbelievable holdings, including an artwork and furniture collection valued […]

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