Course Description

This course reviews various topics related to income and taxation in the context of divorce proceedings.  Topics include:

  • 2021 and 2022 Child Tax Credits
  • Mobile payments through apps
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Child dependency exemptions
  • Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs)


This course includes video recorded from a combined live/Zoom presentation from the Washington County Bar Association Bench Bar in the spring of 2022.


Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Brian Vertz, Esq., and David Wolf, Esq.

    Brian Vertz, Esq., and David Wolf, Esq.

    Brian Vertz, Esq. is a partner with the firm of Pollock Begg in Pittsburgh, where he brings experience, business acumen and sharp negotiation skills to a broad array of family law matters. With an MBA, business valuation training and certification in collaborative divorce, Brian untangles complex issues from equitable distribution cases to cross-border international custody disputes.

    Using his business valuation training and MBA degree, Brian is frequently engaged in complicated financial cases involving business owners, licensed professionals, pro athletes and executives. These skills also benefit clients whose financial circumstances are less complicated, but just as important. Brian has also developed a concentration in matrimonial tax issues. His book, “Divorce Taxation,” is the go-to reference on tax strategy for family lawyers.

    David Wolf, Esq. is a partner with the firm of Wolf, Wagers, and Wolf in Canonsburg. He completed a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He is a past President of the Washington County Bar Association Family Law Section and concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal law.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Powerpoint Presentation (Printing Optional)
    • Reference Materials (Printing Optional)
    • Divorce and Taxation Part One
    • Divorce and Taxation Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)