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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 Some states repealed their filial support laws after Medicaid took a greater role in ...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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Child Custody Order Inconsistent With Factors Analysis Reversed

The recent case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), addresses numerous issues often faced by family law practitioners. The relevant factors of the case are as follows: W.C.F. (the father) and M.G. (the mother) were previously married and had one child. The parents of the mother (who is a native of Malaysia) resided with the parties i...

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All in the Timing: Handling Medical Leaves of Absence in NJ

As soon as an employee in New Jersey requests a leave of absence for medical reasons, several federal and state laws may be triggered. Since compliance with one law does not guarantee compliance with all, employers need to be aware of what they can and cannot do under each law. Below is a summary of each law and some key points employers sh...

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Family Law Attorneys featured in June 2015 edition of Suburban Life, "Anything But Typical"

Family Law Attorneys Stephanie Winegrad, Maris Weiner & Samantha Evian are featured on Suburban Life Magazine's Lower Main Line cover and article "Anything But Typical" (6/25/15)  CLICK HERE to read the article.  

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Jurisdiction, Counsel Fees in Child Custody Revisited by Court

In November 2014, the Pennsylvania Superior Court case of T.A.M. v. S.L.M., 104 A.3d 30 (Pa. Super. 2014), addressed modification of a child custody order under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) where the parties and the child no longer reside in the state that issued the custody order. In September 2014, for the f...

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Child Custody Orders Must Be Separate Written Orders

In January 2011, when Pennsylvania's child custody laws were rewritten, the provision in the new Child Custody Act requiring the trial courts to state the reasons for their decisions either on the record in open court, in a written opinion, or in the order was welcomed with open arms as it was believed that it would provide more transparency for th...

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Michael E. Bertin Presents at Temple Law School

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was a guest lecturer at the Family Law Clinic at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.  He primarily discussed representing clients in divorce, child support, spousal support, and child custody. Bertin, a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics, is a fo...

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