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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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Child Support During College Enforced Pursuant to Contract

A question often asked of family law practitioners is whether child support continues when a child attends college. In the early 1990s, this issue was addressed head-on by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as the legislature. In the seminal case of Blue v. Blue, 616 A.2d. 628 (Pa. 1992), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that a parent owe...

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Tiffani McDonough Featured on Philly.com

Chillin' Wit' Tiffani McDonough, lawyer and legal blogger Tiffani McDonough is featured in this piece which highlights Obermayer's blog and her contributions as editor and a writer. She uses the blog to discuss legal issues in nonlawyerly lingo to help employers avoid employee lawsuits. Click here to read the full article.  

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What to Expect When Your Employees are Expecting

Does an employer have to provide a modified work schedule to a pregnant employee with morning sickness or light duty to a pregnant employee with lifting restrictions? The answer depends on who you ask. Most federal courts say no, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says yes. Fortunately for employers, resolution of this issue is on...

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Strike, You’re Out! How Zoning Codes Are Being Invalidated

It is well-settled that local municipalities may exercise police power to promote reasonable objectives in the regulation of land use through zoning ordinances. New York City was the first city to adopt a zoning code in 1916, and others followed suit creating ordinances for the orderly development of residential, commercial and industrial uses of p...

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Despite New Ruling, New Rule, Discovery of Expert Communication Remains Unclear

We are essentially sitting in the waiting room regarding some important issues pending before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Anyone who reads my material with any regularity knows, for example, that I (and more than a few products liability colleagues) await a ruling on the application of the Restatement (Third) of Torts. And that’s just one...

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