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Legal vs. Physical Custody: Understanding the Difference

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.

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Child Custody in New Jersey: Considering What is in the Best Interest of the Child

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. 

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PICA Report: Phila. Growth Threatened by Pension Woes

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.

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Understanding New Jersey Child Support

Parents who decide to go their separate ways will undoubtedly face issues surrounding child support and visitation. Regardless of whether you were married or unmarried, New Jersey law requires both parents to provide monetary support to their children for a certain length of time. 

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Mathieu J. Shapiro and Rigel Farr authored “A Shift In Discoverability Of Litigation Hold Notices?” in Law360. Click here to read the article.

Mathieu J. Shapiro and Rigel Farr authored “A Shift In Discoverability Of Litigation Hold Notices?” in Law360.  Click here to read the article.

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Court Analyzes Jurisdiction to Modify Custody Order Under UCCJEA

All but one state in the United States have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (the UCCJEA) (the exception being Massachusetts). The predecessor of the UCCJEA was the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA). A primary complaint about the UCCJA was that numerous custody orders could be entered in different stat...

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At Obermayer, Family Matters: Helping Families Navigate the Challenges of Divorce and Custody

Obermayer's family law attorneys were featured in South Jersey Magazine's, "At Obermayer, Family Matters: Helping Families Navigate the Challenges of Divorce and Custody." Read the full article here.

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Family Law Practice featured in December 2014 edition of Suburban Life, "A tradition of keeping families whole"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Montgomery County Magazine (December 2014) in the article, “A tradition of keeping families whole.”  Click here to read the article.

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Counsel Fees Statute Analyzed by Court in Child Custody Case

When the new Custody Act was passed in 2011, practitioners welcomed the statute authorizing the award of counsel fees, costs and expenses, as the statute provides that a court may award reasonable interim or final counsel fees, costs and expenses to a party if the court finds that the conduct of another party was obdurate, vexatious, repetitive or ...

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Effectively Utilize Restrictive Covenants in the Construction Industry

Restrictive covenants come in many forms; they can be stand-alone agreements, such as a confidentiality agreement, or they can be included in various types of contracts, such as noncompete or nonsolicitation provisions in employment contracts, asset purchase agreements or stock purchase agreements. Many industries that rely on relationships to gen...

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