Monthly Archives: July 2018

Pittsburgh Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Lead at PBA Family Law Section 2018 Summer Meeting

July 16, 2018 | Community

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Pittsburgh divorce attorney Brian C. Vertz shared his divorce tax law experience with attendees at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section’s 2018 Summer Meeting in Hershey, PA. Vertz, partner at Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC and co-author of the legal treatise “Frumkes and Vertz on Divorce Taxation,” moderated a plenary session on the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 […]

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Will Divorce Be More Expensive in 2019?

July 09, 2018 | Alimony, Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Tax Issues

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On December 31, 2018, the tax deduction for alimony will be ending under new federal tax laws.  If you are in the middle of a divorce, or thinking about it, you might want to sit up and take notice. As author of the legal tax reference Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, I’ve been reporting on and teaching colleagues all about these changes. Here are some explanations why decisive action […]

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New Law Regulates Collaborative Law Process in Pennsylvania

Attorneys may see uptick in collaborative divorces, families reap benefits

July 03, 2018 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — More amicable and affordable divorces may be in the future for more Pennsylvanians now that collaborative law, a process long accepted by the legal community, has been recognized and regulated by the state. The Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act, part of H.B. 1644 sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk, was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, June 28. The new law creates a uniform standard of practice […]

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