Yearly Archives: 2016

Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Brian Vertz Teaches Family Tax Law

September 21, 2016 | Community, In the News

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Pittsburgh divorce lawyer and Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC Partner Brian C. Vertz will lead an educational program on family tax law for the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s black-letter-law seminar on September 23, 2016. This course, and other educational programs, including seminars on child custody, executive compensation, and bankruptcy, is intended to prepare AAML fellows to take the national exam. Divorce Taxation Brian […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Joseph Williams Moderates Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar

September 19, 2016 | Community

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Pittsburgh family law attorney Joseph R. Williams continues the tradition of community leadership at divorce law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC. Joe, a partner at our downtown-based firm, is moderating the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s continuing legal education seminar on September 22, 2016. Evolving Support Cases: Deductions, Add-Backs, Deviations will focus on income, discovery, tax returns, earning capacity and net income as related to support. A naturally charismatic […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law

Parents' Marital Separation is Not Enough

September 17, 2016 | Child Custody, Court Decisions, Legal Perspective

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Grandparents who seek custody rights faced a setback this month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a portion of the law that allowed grandparents to sue for custody when the children’s parents were separated for at least six months.  The Supreme Court, in D.P. and B.P. v. G.J.P. and A.P., No. 25 WAP 2016 (September 9, 2016), examined the grandparent standing law, that defines which grandparents may sue for custody rights.  The law, […]

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Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List

September 07, 2016 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Five partners at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, a Pittsburgh family law firm, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar, Daniel H. Glasser and Brian C. Vertz were recognized among the list of practitioners for legal excellence in the area of family law. The legal team at Pollock Begg is consistently named […]

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Lack of Expert, Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce

Personal Goodwill versus Enterprise Goodwill

When a business is an asset in a Pennsylvania divorce, the court needs detailed information — and often a business valuation in divorce — to perform equitable distribution. The information must be presented in court in an effective way.  Not having a business valuation or detailed information can lead to unexpected results.  Recently, in Sweeney v. Sweeney, No. 2164 EDA 2015 (August 30, 2016) (non-precedential), the Superior Court confronted a divorce case in which the […]

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Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Divorce Case

August 29, 2016 | Divorce, Legal Perspective

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You likely use social media every day to keep in touch with family and friends, post photos of your weekend activities and share items from your news feed.  Facebook alone has 1.9 billion daily active users.  At a time when nearly everyone has at least one social media account, it is important to understand the way in which Facebook and other social media outlets can affect various legal proceedings (such […]

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