Yearly Archives: 2015

Sherri Shepherd decision confirms surrogacy contract in Pennsylvania

November 30, 2015 | Blog, Child Custody, Child Support, Court Decisions

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In re Baby S., 2015 Pa.Super. 244 (November 23, 2015) Sherri Shepherd, one of the hosts of the ABC-TV daytime talk show “The View,” and her ex-husband Lamar Sally were married for just over a year when they arranged a surrogate to bear their second child.  Having previously given birth to a child who was 15 weeks premature (by her first husband), Sheppard was deemed to be incapable of a natural pregnancy, […]

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Cyber Civil Rights Project Helps Victims of Revenge Porn

October 27, 2015 | Blog, Divorce

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If a nude or explicit picture or video of you has been shared publicly by your ex-spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, without your consent, there may be legal help available. Revenge porn is defined as a form of sexual abuse that involves the distribution of nude or sexually explicit photos or videos of an individual without their consent.  Typically, when spouses or intimate partners break up, one of them distributes explicit photos or videos […]

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Father’s Inheritance Justifies Child Support Guideline Deviation

October 26, 2015 | Blog, Court Decisions

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E.R.L. v. C.K.L., 2015 Pa.Super. 220 (October 19, 2015) In this published decision, the Superior Court examined a child support order in which the trial court had granted an upward deviation from the guidelines, and ordered the father to pay his share of all extracurricular activities in which the children might participate.  The Court affirmed, holding that Father’s inheritance, while not counting as income for support purposes, justified an child […]

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Pollock Begg Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America

October 14, 2015 | Press Releases

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Founding Partner David S. Pollock Celebrates Two Decades on List PITTSBURGH — David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar, Daniel H. Glasser and Brian C. Vertz of Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC were selected for inclusion in 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law. This is the 20th consecutive year founding partner David Pollock has garnered […]

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