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Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 2

Distinguishing Separate Property

February 03, 2021 | Blog, Equitable Distribution, Marital Property

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This four-part blog series addresses the sourcing of money and property in divorce proceedings to discover hidden assets and income, distinguish separate property from marital property and enforce or attack prenuptial agreements. Distinguishing Separate Property In jurisdictions employing a dual classification form of equitable distribution, there is a legal distinction between marital and separate property. Marital property is divided between spouses upon divorce. Separate property is exempt from equitable distribution, […]

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Pollock Begg: Celebrating 20 Years

January 20, 2021 | Blog

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We’re proud of our Solid Foundation and look forward to a Progressive Future! Pollock Begg is celebrating 20 years of dedication to family law in Pittsburgh!   Our founders envisioned a powerhouse family law firm able to prioritize clients’ needs and respond to domestic relations matters for individuals throughout western Pennsylvania. We built Pollock Begg to be as agile in our strategies as we are tenacious in litigation. Guiding principles […]

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Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 1

Tracing Hidden Assets and Income

  This four-part blog series addresses the sourcing of money and property in divorce proceedings to discover hidden assets and income, distinguish separate property from marital property and enforce or attack prenuptial agreements. Tracing Hidden Assets and Income Initially, asset tracing depends upon the voluntary disclosure of information from each spouse. If spouses suspect that money and property have been diverted from the assets disclosed in financial affidavits and discovery […]

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Is a Prenuptial Agreement Enough to Protect My Assets During Divorce?

December 17, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Prenuptial Agreements

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Pittsburgh family law attorney Brian C. Vertz discusses the nuances of prenuptial agreements and property tracing with attorney Kyleigh A. Weinfurtner’s class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. An artfully drafted prenup can be a valuable tool in protecting assets during a divorce. However, if the prenup doesn’t anticipate specific circumstances of a divorce, property tracing may still be important in distinguishing marital property from separate property.   […]

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