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Superior Court Denies In-State Child-Relocation Request

The recent Superior Court case of Masser v. Miller is an interesting case because it covers a number of issues, such as the denial of an intrastate relocation petition, the weight to be given to custody evaluations and the court's power to modify a custody schedule sua sponte. In Pennsylvania, since the seminal case of Gruber v. Gruber, family law ...

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Piecing It All Together: The Amendment to the Federal Trademark Counterfeiting Act Prevents Circumvention through Component Parts

 

 

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Significant Changes in Pennsylvania's Mechanic's Lien Law

Significant changes in Pennsylvania's Mechanic's Lien Law will become effective on January 1, 2007.  Paul N. Allen has prepared an outline summarizing the most significant changes from a property owner's perspective. Click on the title below to read this important information. Click here to read.  Significant Changes in Pennsylvania'...

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The Obermayer Advisor Estate Planning - December 2006
ESTATE PLANNING AND TAX DEVELOPMENTS

This newsletter will provide an overview of recent tax planning developments for your consideration. Please call us for further information on any of these topics.

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Superior Court Says No to Netherlands Child Relocation Request

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Fuehrer v. Fuehrer reminds the family law practitioner of the importance of an expert and a custody evaluation/assessment in relocation cases. In this case, the Superior Court vacated the trial court’s order granting mother’s petition to relocate from Westmoreland County, Pa., to the Nether...

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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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