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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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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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