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Medicaid Expansion May Reduce Medical Divorce Rates

Medical divorce is a term coined some years ago to describe a divorce obtained for medical reasons. More specifically, according to an article by George Diepenbrock, researchers defined "medical divorce" as “an instance where one partner becomes diagnosed with a degenerative disease, such as early onset dementia. The couple could drain its as...

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Fletcher Cox Case Brings Attention to the Claim of Alienation of Affection

  A lawsuit in North Carolina related to the end of a marriage has garnered a great deal of media coverage lately.  The Charlotte Observer reported that Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox, is being sued by a Huntersville, North Carolina man.  The suit alleges Fletcher Cox seduced the man’s wife and ruined their marriage. C...

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Are We Headed for Divorce Season?

An article in Medical News Today  highlights a study by University of Washington Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini that found patterns in the timing of filing for divorce. Specifically, the study found “biannual patterns of filings for divorce – that divorce is seasonal during the periods fo...

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Michael E. Bertin Presents at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin presented a tax lecture focusing on Innocent Spouse Relief at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 9, 2017. The AAML Annual Meeting is attended by Academy Fellows from across the country. Bertin, an AAML Fellow and frequen...

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How Decisions Regarding Custody and Visitation are Made in Delaware

Family Court judges are charged with making custody and visitation decisions regarding Delaware’s children. In each case brought before the judge, he or she sets custodial and residential arrangements in accordance with the best interests of the child.  But what does that consideration entail? Continue Reading  

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Obermayer Named Tier 1 Law Firm In 2018 Ranking

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is celebrating a Tier 1 ranking for family law, litigation – trusts & estates, and trusts & estates law in Philadelphia on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list. Obermayer also received a Tier 3 ranking for Land Use & Zoning Law. These placements on the 2018 ranking...

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Parental Alienation in High Conflict Custody Cases

One of the most challenging aspects of divorce for parents is learning to move past the marital conflict in order to promote a healthy relationship between the children and a soon-to-be ex. All too often, in high conflict divorce, parents lose sight of how their behavior towards one another affects their children. Regardless of how contentiou...

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SECOND SATURDAY: Divorce Workshop - November 11, 2017

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on November 11, 2017.

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The Trials of Co-Parenting with a Histrionic Personality

Co-parenting a child with a divorced spouse is difficult enough, but what do you do when your divorced spouse is diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder? The characteristics of this disorder are that the person exhibits extreme emotions, self-dramatization, self-centeredness, shallow emotions, and constant approval seeking and attentio...

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Is The Decision To Divorce Genetic?

Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced the results of a new study examining the battle of nature v. nurture in divorce.  According to the new study, “’Genetics, the Rearing Environment, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Swedish National Adoption Study,’ which . . . analyzed Swedish population registries...

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