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Obermayer Welcomes Hillary Moonay Back as Equity Partner

108 N. Main Street, Suite 201 Doylestown, PA 18901-4640 Phone (215) 665-3000     Doylestown, Pa – July 5, 2018 – Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is welcoming back attorney Hillary Moonay.  Moonay—who began her career at Obermayer as a summer associate — returns as an equity partner.  Her arrival expands the firm’s family...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions, Disallows “Fair Share” Fees for Public Employees

Today the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that public sector employees who are not members of a union cannot be forced to pay union fees covering the costs of collective bargaining (Janus v. AFSCME).  In doing so, the Court overruled a 1977 case that allowed these so-called “agency fees,” and held that these fees violated the free ...

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New Child Custody Law Opens Door a Bit for Grandparents, Third Parties

On July 4, a change to the child custody laws in Pennsylvania is set to impact standing for grandparents and third parties. Historically, grandparents have been given an elevated status with regard to child custody matters. Normally, only parents or people acting as parents (in loco parentis) are individuals who may seek custody of a child. Howeve...

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Tax Audit Risk for Nonprofit Hospitals is Rising

    Several months ago Senate Finance Committee members Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Chair Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, stirred the hornets’ nest again for nonprofit hospitals by asking the IRS for answers regarding its oversight of nonprofit hospitals.  This request for information is expected to lead to additional IRS scrutiny of nonprofit hospi...

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Obermayer Attorney Gets Justice in High Income Child Support Cases in Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Michael E. Bertin! On June 19, 2018, in the case of Hanrahan v. Bakker, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a historic decision which reversed a trend that was victimizing wealthy parents who were required to pay child support.  Over the last eight years, because of a series of conflicting cases, statutes, and rules, child sup...

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What Should I Do With the House During a Divorce?

 The marital home is oftentimes a family’s greatest asset and therefore the division/sale of the marital home may become quite contentious. With that being said, there are only a few possible outcomes when discussing the sale/buyout of the marital home as follows: Continue Reading  

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New Jersey Employers Should Prepare for New Equal Pay Law Effective July 2018

Earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed  landmark equal pay legislation, which will take effect on July 1, 2018 and impact employers statewide.  The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act  (Act), expands employee rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and prohibits employers from paying an employee who is a mem...

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (June 12th)

Second Tuesday is a nationally renowned, award winning, interactive workshop that has helped thousands of women since 1989. We provide a safe place to speak with other women experiencing similar life changes.   Legal IssuesPresented by Shari B. Veisblatt, Esq. The divorce process and legal fees Protecting yourself legally and financially ...

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Are Pets Considered Personal Property in a Divorce?

There is no question that pets can be – and often are – beloved members of the family.  Much as we love them, it probably doesn’t surprise anyone to know that in many jurisdictions pets are considered personal property in a divorce.  Delaware is one of those jurisdictions.  As a prior post explained, the Delaware Family Court favors ...

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Supreme Court Issues Narrow Ruling in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (the “Commission”) that a cake shop violated the state’s anti-discrimination act by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple for professed religious reasons.  This case is the latest in a series of high-profile cases pitting the r...

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