From The Legal Intelligencer: Treatment of 529 Account in Divorce Settlement Agreement

August 19, 2020 | By Michael E. Bertin

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer on August 17, 2020, family law partner Michael Bertin discusses the recent divorce case of Brooks v. Brooks, __ A.3d __, 2020 PA Super. The case addressed the increasingly common issue faced by divorcing couples as well as matrimonial attorneys: the treatment and disposition of custodial accounts and 529 accounts for the parties’ children. Bertin analyzes the questions that arise as to how the accounts will be distributed and what will happen to the accounts after the parties divorce.

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Michael is the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has published over one hundred articles. Michael co-authored the book on Pennsylvania child custody law “Pennsylvania Child Custody Law, Practice, and Procedure”, used by judges and lawyers across the state as a reference. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has an active family law practice, handling all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, custody, support, alimony, property distribution, prenuptial agreements and related issues. Michael also serves as chair of Obermayer’s Pro Bono Committee.

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Michael E. Bertin


Main Line Family Law Attorney Michael co-chairs Obermayer’s Family Law Group. He focuses his practice on child custody, child support, and divorce, including the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, divorce,...

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