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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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Failure to Object to Court Procedure Waives Issue on Appeal

In the area of family law, there are many different types of proceedings that occur. However, when one of the proceedings is a record hearing, if an objection is not made to a particular issue, it is waived on appeal. In the recent case of Tecce v. Hally, 2014 Pa. Super. 262 (November 21, 2014), the trial court's order was appealed based on the me...

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Family Law Practice featured in March 2015 edition of Suburban Life, "Working in the best interests of children"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Main Line Montgomery County Magazine (March 2015) in the article, “Working in the best interests of children.”  Click here to read the article.

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How to Enforce Child Support Orders in New Jersey

Whenever couples who share children decide to go their separate ways the issue of child support will arise at some point. In New Jersey and elsewhere throughout the country, parents are expected and required to take care of their children and provide for them financially. Cherry Hill child support lawyers will tell you that financial support is supposed to be used to pay for the basic needs of a child, such as shelter, clothing, food, education and medical support.

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Things You Should Know About Pennsylvania’s Divorce Process

There are several grounds upon which divorces may be granted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including adultery, bigamy, imprisonment for two or more years, willful desertion for one or more years and irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, among other things. 

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