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Situation Report

Winter 2006 Situation ReportClick on the title below to open a copy of the “Winter 2006 Situation Report” 2006 Situation Report

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The Obermayer Advisor - Employment Alert - August 2006

This issue highlights:  The Supreme Court's Increase in Employer Risk of Retaliation Liability

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Terminate: A Disabled Employee Under the "Direct Threat" Exception to the ADA

This article by Michael Pepperman and Thomas Hearn was published in the May/June 2006 issue of the Mid-Atlantic Builder. To read the article click on the title below. TERMINATE - A Disabled Employee under the "Direct Threat" Exception to the ADA  

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Best Interest of Child Paramount in Denial Of Relocation Petition

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Speck v. Spadafore reiterates that in a child-custody relocation case the best interest of the child is paramount. The Superior Court vacated the trial court's order granting the mother's petition to relocate from York County, near Harrisburg, to Butler County, near Pittsburgh. In Speck, the parties, C...

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The Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning - April 2006
ESTATE PLANNING UPDATE April 2006

Yes, there is some good news from Washington: As of January 1, 2006, the annual exclusion from gift tax which, for many years, was capped at the $10,000 per person level and was increased to $11,000 per person a few years ago has been increased to $12,000. Through the use of “gift splitting,” a husband and wife may be able to give a total of $24,000 per year to each of their children or, for that matter, to any other donee (recipient), without having to file a gift tax return or use any of their federal credit for estate and gift tax purposes.

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Avoiding ADA Lawsuits And Keeping Workers Safe

This article by Michael Pepperman and Thomas Hearn was published in the April 2006 issue of the Construction Executive. To read the article click on the title below. Avoiding ADA Lawsuits And Keeping Workers Safe   The information contained in this publication should not be construed as legal advice, is not a substitute for legal ...

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Nonbiological Grandparents Granted Standing in Child Custody Case

The recent and important Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Peters v. Costello has already sparked debates among Pennsylvania family law practitioners. The Peters case is the first of its kind. In the case, the Supreme Court held that nonbiological grandparents who stand in loco parentis to one of the parents of the child with respect to whom they ...

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Finding the Fit - The Controversy Over Custody Evaluations in Child Custody Cases

A hot topic that has often been debated among family law practitioners is the "custody evaluation." The never-ending question of whether a mental health evaluation is appropriate in a child custody case is a popular subject not only among family law practitioners but also among psychologists. It is also an interesting topic for the non-family ...

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December 2005 Family Law Alert - New Support Guidelines

December 2005 Family Law Alert - New Support Guidelines December 1, 2005 Click on the title below to open a copy of the December 2005 Family Law Alert newsletter - New Support Guidelines Family Law Alert - December 2005 (PDF)

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New Support Guidelines

Family Law Alert - New Support GuidelinesClick on the title below to open a copy of the December 2005 Family Law Alert newsletter - New Support Guidelines Family Law Alert - December 2005

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