Category: Child Support

COVID Focus: Should Family Court Adjust Child Support for Parents Unable to Work Full Time?

June 23, 2020 | Blog, Child Support, COVID-19, Divorce

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

Now that many children are being homeschooled due to the COVID crisis, should the family court adjust child support for those parents who are unable to work full time? A recent decision of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania may shed light on that issue. In Deputy v. Deputy, No. 2689 EDA 2019 (April 13, 2020) (nonprecedential), the Superior Court heard a child support appeal in which the parents’ four children […]

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Do I Have to Get a Divorce to Receive Support?

Did you know you can file for divorce even if you are living in the same house? Did you know you can file for support even without filing for divorce? Listen in while Pittsburgh spousal support and child support attorney Candice L. Komar touches on common support questions from clients. Candice, a founding partner of our firm, is recognized as a leading practitioner, litigator, and highly skilled negotiator in matrimonial law. […]

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Can You Modify Child Support While Courts Are Closed Due to COVID-19?

April 15, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Child Support, COVID-19

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Is it possible to modify child support even though Pittsburgh courts are closed? The answer is, yes and it’s important to preserve retroactivity so the modification can be backdated. Pittsburgh family law attorney Brian C. Vertz, partner at our Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg, details what to consider, including perhaps a temporary modification during the COVID-19 economic downturn. Read Brian’s corresponding blog about acting quickly to modify Pennsylvania child […]

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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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