Category: COVID-19

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 In Deputy v. Deputy, No. 2689 EDA 2019 (April 13, 2020) (nonprecedential), the Superior Court heard a child support appeal in which the parents’ four children […]

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Pittsburgh Divorce Attorneys Discuss Process of Divorce During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020 | Blog, COVID-19, Divorce, In the News

Icon for author Ideality Communications Ideality Communications

COVID-19 may have shuttered the courts but divorces are still proceeding, just differently. There’s more to consider, more to weigh in on and a matrimonial lawyer is needed to explain these complicated intricacies. An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s business section on Sunday, April 26, examined the issue of marital separation during the current COVID-19 pandemic and interviewed several high-profile Pittsburgh family law attorneys. Pollock Begg Partner Candice L. Komar […]

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COVID-19 and Collaborative Law: What You Need to Know

April 17, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Collaborative Law, COVID-19

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How can the collaborative process help couples wishing to start divorce proceedings while courts are closed due to COVID-19? Pittsburgh family law attorney Stephanie L. Jablon, a partner at family law firm Pollock Begg, explains how this alternative dispute resolution option keeps divorce cases private and out of court. Collaborative cases are resolved between a team of collaborative professionals and the divorcees, on a schedule that is convenient for all […]

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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

Icon for author Pollock Begg Pollock Begg

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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