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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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...
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...
Family Law Practice featured in March 2015 edition of Suburban Life, "Working in the best interests of children"
Posted: March 1, 2015 by Michael E. Bertin, David L. Ladov, Robert I Whitelaw, Samantha J. Evian, Shari B. Veisblatt, Stephanie H. Winegrad
Tags: Family Law / Domestic Relations
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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.
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.
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.
Posted: January 30, 2015
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Having the ability to change your name is important to many people for a variety of reasons. Some may wish to change it because they have recently married, divorced or remarried, while others may be interested in getting a child’s name changed after he or she has been adopted. Whatever the reason, your Conshohocken name change lawyer wants you to understand the process under Pennsylvania law so you can know what to expect.
Parents who divorce or, in the case of unmarried parents, decide to go their separate ways, will need to deal with child custody issues, particularly if the children are still young. Conshohocken custody lawyers want you to know there are different kinds of custody.
New Jersey judges who handle child custody cases must consider the best interests of the children involved prior to making custody awards. One would think the children's parents would also be primarily concerned with making decisions that are in the best interest of their kids, but unfortunately, emotions and contempt for the other parent often trumps all other sensibilities when dealing with divorces and separations.
Lawrence Tabas was quoted in, "PICA Report: Phila. Growth Threatened by Pension Woes," in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The article discusses how Philadelphia's underfunded municipal pension fund is an issue for the city's long-term economic growth. Click here to read the full article.