Category: Child Custody

Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Megan A. DelVecchio Advises Co-parents to Plan Ahead to Address Educational Decisions

October 17, 2022 | Child Custody, In the News

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When parents share custody but disagree on where their kids should go to school, court intervention may be required. Whether a parent asks the court to choose a school or requests sole legal custody to make educational decisions on behalf of the children, it can take months to resolve the issue. Pollock Begg Associate Megan A. Delvecchio outlines the planning and information needed to navigate the lengthy process without stress […]

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Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Joseph R. Williams Discusses How to Handle Co-Parenting Schedule Changes

February 21, 2022 | Child Custody, In the News

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In an article on, Partner Joseph R. Williams recommends working collaboratively when co-parenting in order to do what’s best for the children involved. Keeping the lines of communication open will make it easier to navigate school closures and last-minute schedule changes that can throw parents off their games. Read the full article on the website. Joe Williams is a partner at Pollock Begg with collaborative family law training […]

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

April 14, 2020 | Child Custody, COVID-19, Legal Perspective, Videos

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  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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How Is COVID-19 Impacting Custody Orders?

March 31, 2020 | Child Custody, COVID-19, Legal Perspective

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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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Child Custody and Religion

September 04, 2018 | Child Custody, Court Decisions, Divorce, Legal Perspective, Religion

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In formulating an award of child custody, in addition to physical custody, a court must decide legal custody: the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions. 23 Pa.C.S.A. §5322(a). The statute indicates the court may award a parent the right to make decisions regarding a child’s religion, including, but not limited to, which holidays the child would […]

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Separation and Divorce: Where Do I Start?

August 31, 2018 | Child Custody, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Legal Perspective

Icon for author Jennifer Zofcin Jennifer Zofcin

When contemplating separation and divorce, a multitude of questions converge. The task at hand seems impossibly large. Here is a method of arranging the steps to ease the stress of starting your divorce. Collect and preserve information. Copy one year of statements for all accounts, including mortgage, credit cards, loans, bank/investment accounts, retirement and life insurance.  Copy three to five historical tax returns with all attachments. Review cash reserves. Familiarize […]

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