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Should Parents Comply with Custody Orders Entered Prior to COVID-19?

April 14, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Child Custody, COVID-19

Icon for author Pollock Begg Pollock Begg

  Should parents still comply with custody orders entered before the COVID-19 pandemic? Are the Pennsylvania courts providing remote access to resolve custody cases? Pittsburgh family law attorney Todd M. Begg answers custody questions parents are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Todd, a partner in downtown Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg, further explains the unusual custody questions now prevalent in many cases in his corresponding blog about how Covid-19 […]

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Modifying Pennsylvania Child Support During COVID-19 Quarantine Without Delay

April 08, 2020 | Blog, Child Support, COVID-19

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

Parents wishing to modify child support orders may be stymied while the courts of western Pennsylvania are temporarily closed by the shelter-in-place orders issued by Gov. Tom Wolf and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Yet, many parents need immediate relief as their incomes have been reduced by COVID-19-related business closures, layoffs, furloughs and the national economic downturn. They might not want to wait a month or more for the courts […]

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Do I Still Need to Pay Child Support During COVID-19 Closures and Quarantines?

April 03, 2020 | Blog, Child Support, COVID-19

Icon for author Candice Komar Candice Komar

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted most aspects of our lives. It’s no surprise it’s created questions and problems for parents dealing with child support and custody issues. Courts are taking the following position: A court order entered before the COVID-19 crisis is still enforceable unless it is modified. If you are able to pay, payments should be made as usual through Pennsylvania’s online payment system known as PACSES. If you […]

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How Is COVID-19 Impacting Custody Orders?

March 31, 2020 | Blog, Child Custody, COVID-19

Icon for author Todd Begg Todd Begg

Since my career began as a Pittsburgh family law attorney in 1989, the court system has never been closed for an extended period. Court closures as a result of COVID-19 distance us from key guidance in managing custody matters involving minor children of separated or divorcing spouses, causing unprecedented difficulties in determining what is “in the best interest of a child.” Without court guidance how do we avoid anarchy? The ultimate […]

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