Yearly Archives: 2017

Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen

February 20, 2017 | Community

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A group of lawyers and staff from our downtown Pittsburgh family law firm volunteered at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead this past weekend preparing meals, cleaning dishes and offering smiles and support. According to the US Census Bureau, 1 in 9 people in Pennsylvania live in poverty. The Rainbow Kitchen is a nonprofit entity, providing meals, groceries and other services to low-income families and youth in the area through a […]

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Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

February 13, 2017 | Child Support, Income Calculations, Legal Perspective

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Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might be entitled to a raise (or have to pay more), look at the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines that are posted here. The Pennsylvania courts do not automatically grant child support […]

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Grandparent Visitation and Pittsburgh Families

February 07, 2017 | Child Custody, Legal Perspective

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Many people look forward to the time when they become grandparents.  A time to go to parks and museums and spoil their grandchildren without all of the formal responsibilities that come with being a parent.  But what happens when two parents divorce and family stressors get in the way of grandparents being allowed to see their own grandchildren?  Do grandparents have any rights under Pennsylvania law?  If you are a […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Candice Komar Advocates for Women’s Heart Health

February 03, 2017 | Community

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Pittsburgh family law attorney Candice L. Komar is proud to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign again this year as a Circle of Red member. More than a financial contribution for Candice, it’s a personal mission to advocate for the overall health of women as well as advance the organization’s initiatives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women according to the Centers for Disease […]

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Divorce and Retirement Accounts

January 31, 2017 | Divorce, Legal Perspective

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Many Pittsburgh couples have retirement accounts ranging from a company pension to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that they opened online to roll over a 401(k) account from a former employer.  So, what happens when the couple files for divorce?  How are those retirement accounts divided between the parties? Retirements Account Options: Employee Retirement Income Security Act The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that governs […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Ranks in Largest Law Firms List

January 26, 2017 | In the News

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The downtown Pittsburgh family lawyers of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC are included in the Pittsburgh Business Times 2017 largest law firms list, as ranked by number of lawyers in the Pittsburgh region. Pollock Begg ranks 47 on the 2017 list, moving up one spot from last year. Law firms spanning the entire gamut of practice areas and hailing from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties […]

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