Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney Brian C. Vertz Discusses Complexities of Child Tax Credit for Divorced Parents

March 18, 2021 | In the News

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COVID-19 tax relief has taken many forms. But, an advance on the child tax credit offered as part of the American Rescue Plan may leave some divorced parents puzzled. An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, March 17, describes the tax credit distribution procedure and its impact on divorced parents who typically take the credit in alternating years. Pollock Begg Partner Brian C. Vertz said the nature of the payments […]

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Family Law Firm Pollock Begg Welcomes Associate Attorney Benjamin M. Lehman

March 15, 2021 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin M. Lehman as an associate attorney. Lehman strives to guide clients through stressful times in their lives, assessing their needs and delivering effective representation, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods. His comprehensive family law practice focuses on divorce and custody cases. He joined Pollock Begg as an associate after serving as a […]

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Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 4

International Tracing

March 08, 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.  International Tracing Traditional discovery is an essential but incomplete tool when tracing foreign assets and income in connection with a divorce. Divorce lawyers must understand, and explain to clients, that the subpoena power of a U.S. court does […]

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Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 3

Defending and Attacking Prenuptial Agreements

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. Defending and Attacking Prenuptial Agreements If the objective of a prenuptial agreement is to define and protect separate property, an effective one must anticipate and address future opportunities for comingling, transmutation, and retitling separate property. For instance, many […]

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