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Registration of Out of State Custody Orders

Most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This Act requires one state court to recognize the custody order of another state court.  In order for an out of state custody order to be recognized and enforced by another state, it must first be “registered.”  This entails the filing of a Peti...

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Obermayer Adds Litigation Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Andrew R. Stoll to the firm’s litigation group. Stoll practices in the firm’s Doylestown and Philadelphia offices. Stoll is an associate in the firm’s litigation department where he participates in all aspects of civil litigation and trials. He practices in various areas, including commercial l...

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The Doctor Is In – or Better Be to Satisfy PA’s New Informed Consent Requirements

With the increased presence of qualified staff members in a physician’s office and the constant time-pressure on physicians, many patients rely heavily on individuals other than the physician to answer questions about medications, procedures, and treatment plans. Physicians, in turn, lean heavily on qualified staff members to ensure patients ...

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Top Ten Questions in the T & E World

Title:                     “Top Ten Questions in the T & E World” Date:                     Thursday, June 29, 2017 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                 Nina B. Stryker, Esquire                              Janene B. Reilly, Esquire ...

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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

Overview While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees, joining programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Continue Reading  

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Support Order Based on Evidence Outside of Record Vacated

Within the last five years, the issue of evidence outside of the record being considered by the trial court was raised in an appeal from a custody order in CMP v. MP, 54 A.3 950 (Pa. Super. 212)). Recently, the case of Johnson v. Johnson, 153 A.3 318 (Pa. Super. 2016), was decided and the vacating and remanding of the order was based on a similar...

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Coming Soon to Your State? Laws Banning Inquiries into Applicant Salary History Gaining Steam

As reported by HRLegalist earlier this year, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill making Philadelphia the first city in the nation to adopt comprehensive “wage-gap” legislation.  Under the Wage Equity Law, Philadelphia employers and employment agencies are prohibited from making any inquiry into a job appl...

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Case Analysis: ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough

Michael Pepperman and Alex Batoff co-authored, "ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough," in the Parliament Newsletter. Click here and jump to page 15 to read the blog republication.

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CUSTODY: RELOCATION AND SCHOOL CHANGES-PLAN AHEAD

School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting time issues.  During a custody case if you are contemplating changing schools or districts for your child it is imperat...

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Michael Fitzpatrick Presented with Holy Family University Doctor of Humane Letters

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael G. Fitzpatrick was presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Holy Family University during its 2017 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 9 at the Kimmel Center. Former U.S. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick has practiced law for more than 20 years, representing individuals, family bu...

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