Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney Candice L. Komar Discusses New PA Law Regulating Collaborative Divorce

July 16, 2018 | In the News

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More amicable and affordable divorces may be in the future for more Pennsylvanians now that collaborative law, a process long accepted by the legal community, has been recognized and regulated by the state.

The Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday, June 28, creating a uniform standard of practice in Pennsylvania for collaborative divorces for the first time.

Pittsburgh divorce attorney Candice L. Komar, a partner at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, weighed in on the benefits of collaborative divorce in a recent article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette alongside several of her peers who are also advocating for the no-court system if couples feel their separation would work well through the collaborative effort.

“Collaborative law attorneys are trained to diffuse conflict and create a mutually respectful and communicative environment for all parties in a divorce,” Komar said. “What I love most about the process is one is not bound by what could happen in court. Most times, the collaborative process results in creative solutions benefiting both of the divorcing spouses and any children involved.”

Komar is a litigator who often deals with complex issues in divorce, custody and support of high net worth individuals. She is an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers fellow and is also a certified mediator trained in collaborative law.





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