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In Loco Parentis Status Should Start With Consent

The recent case of K.W. v. S.L. and M.L. v. G.G., 2017 Pa. Super. 56 (March 6), addresses two important issues for family court practitioners and the bench to take note. First, it addresses the collateral order doctrine and then the issue of in loco parentis standing in child custody matters. In family law cases, practitioners and ­litigants are ...

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The Right Environment to Benefit Long-Term Career Goals

Newly minted attorneys are often so focused on securing employment (sometimes just any employment) that they do not take the time, or have the foresight to consider whether their first legal job will help them achieve their career goals. Perhaps they do not know what their long-term career goals are. Or maybe they start down one particular path wit...

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Jurisdiction and Modifying Child Custody Orders

In Pennsylvania, jurisdiction in child custody cases is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Jurisdiction in child custody cases is an issue that arises often and has been seen numerous times in appellate decisions. The recent case of B.L. v. T.B. , __ A.3d __, 2016 Pa. Super 284 (Dec. 13, 2016), is the t...

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Amy L. Rokuson and Shari B. Veisblatt author New Jersey Family Lawyer Article

Family law attorneys Amy L. Rokuson and Shari B. Veisblatt authored “The Implications of Sheridan Warnings and Potentially Coercive Effects on Settlement: Should Attorneys and Judges Think Before They Speak?” in the New Jersey Bar Association’s New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 37, No. 4  (February 2017); (see p. 25).  Click HERE to read the a...

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Thomas Roberto Authors New Jersey Family Lawyer Article

Thomas Roberto authored “Parenting Coordination in New Jersey: The Surprisingly Nebulous Task of Removing a Parenting Coordinator” in the New Jersey Bar Association’s New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 37, No. 4 - February 2017 (see p. 19).  Click HERE to read the article.

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Family Law Attorney Shari Veisblatt featured in 2017 edition of Suburban Family Life, "A New Start for a New Year"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice attorney Shari B. Veisblatt is profiled in Suburban Family Magazine/2017 Health & Wellness Guide’s (Volume 7, Issue 10) cover and in the article, “A New Start for a New Year.”  Click here to read the article.

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Family Law Attorneys featured in December 2016 edition of Suburban Life, Fresh Start for a New Year

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Montgomery County Magazine’s (December 2016) cover and in the article, “Fresh Start for a New Year”  Click here to read the article.

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Trial Court's Granting of Child Relocation to Florida Reversed

Some of the more trying and difficult child custody cases are relocation cases. Prior to the custody act of 2011, relocation cases in Pennsylvania were governed by the case of Gruber v. Gruber, 583 A.2d 434 (Pa. Super. 1990), and its progeny. The Gruber case provided a three-pronged analysis and was interpreted by numerous Superior Court cases to c...

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Crisis Management in the Digital Age: 5 Phases of Crisis Response

Former managing director and deputy mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Richard Negrin, shares his insight and experience in handling crises. His white paper on Crisis Management in the Digital Age: 5 Phases of Crisis Response helps outline the broad concepts and considerations involved to formulate a more comprehensive crisis management effort a...

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Hague Convention Only Considers One Habitual Residence of a Child

When a child is removed from or retained in a country that is not a child's habitual ­residence a parent can seek to have the child ­returned to their habitual residence country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Those who handle child custody cases are ­familiar with this concept. However, the U.S....

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