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Andrew Horowitz Authors PHRA Perspectives Article

Andrew Horowitz authored “Overbroad Non-competes: A Cautionary Tale” in the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association’s newsletter PHRA Perspectives - Conference Edition: September 2016 (see p. 11). Click HERE to read the article.

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Social Security Benefits and the Modification of Alimony

In Pennsylvania, alimony paid pursuant to a court order is modifiable upon a showing of substantial and continuing changed circumstances. This differs from alimony provisions contained in an out-of-court agreement that is incorporated into a divorce decree. In such an instance the alimony provision is governed by the terms of the contract and may o...

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Gary Samms was featured in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal

Gary Samms was featured in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal on "Managing Peripheral Nerve Injury: Understanding the Causes, Diagnosis, and Management from a Multidisciplinary Standpoint." Click here to read the full article.

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$10,000 Agreement if Petition to Modify Custody Upheld

People may remember in the fall of 2014 a state Superior Court case, Huss v. Weaver, C.D. No: 2013-1209, was published where the Superior Court reversed a trial court's decision to sustain preliminary objections dismissing a complaint for breach of contract when a father did not pay $10,000 to a mother after he filed a complaint for custody, as th...

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Court May Modify Custody Without Petition to Modify

A common issue that faces ­family court judges and attorneys is whether a trial court can modify a child custody order when a matter before the court is not pursuant to a petition to modify custody. Oftentimes, this issue will present itself when a case is in court on a petition for contempt of a custody order or a petition to enforce a custody or...

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Unique Case of Stepparent Owing Child Support to Stepchildren

In Pennsylvania, generally, a stepparent is not liable for child support of his or her stepchildren. The mere existence of a relationship between a child and the stepparent is insufficient to establish a support obligation for the stepparents, even if the stepparent is found to be in loco parentis to the child. The recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court...

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Family Law Attorney Stephanie Winegrad featured in February 2016 edition of Suburban Life, "Setting the Bar"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice attorney Stephanie H. Winegrad is profiled in Suburban Life /Main Line Chester County Magazine’s (February 2016) cover and in the article, “Setting the Bar.”  Click here to read the article.

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A Look At Filial Responsibility In Pennsylvania And New Jersey

The laws surrounding filial support are complicated, but they are not new. Filial support laws were derived from England’s 16th century “Poor Laws.” At one time, as many as 45 U.S. states had statutes obligating an adult child to care for his or her parents. Some states repealed their filial support laws after Medicaid took a greater role in ...

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Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year

In September, I wrote an article regarding the case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), pertaining to the reversal of the trial court's child custody order when the trial court's decision was inconsistent with the analysis of the child custody factors enumerated under the child custody statute. In the case of R.S. v. T.T., 113 A.3d 1...

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Cara Boyanowski Featured in Central Penn Parent

Cara Boyanowski discusses "What is Physical Custody?" in Central Penn Parent. Click here to view the full article.

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