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From The Archives: Standby Guardianship Can Be An Important Part Of Estate Planning

Although Delaware’s Standby Guardianship Act became law nearly a decade ago, many are still unfamiliar with the concept.  This type of guardianship serves such an important purpose and is important to understand. Sadly, it seems as though everyone has been impacted by a friend, family member, or mentor who receives a terminal diagnosis and ...

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What Would Bond Do?

Recently Daniel Craig was ridiculed for carrying his weeks-old infant daughter in a papoose tied around his neck.  The negative comments, brought about by British Today star Piers Morgan, included the sentiment that by taking this action, Mr. Craig had been “emasculated.”  Perhaps Mr. Morgan believes the “tender years doctrine” still ...

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Second Saturday Divorce Workshop (October 13, 2018)

Second Saturday 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 C...

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Moonay to Speak at PBI Family Law Update

Hillary J. Moonay, recently returned attorney and Partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, will be speaking for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) at the Family Law Update in Philadelphia regarding the topic of custody. The Family Law Update will take place on Tuesday, October 16, at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Buildi...

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Adult Adoption In Delaware

Many families are built or extended through adoption. Most people are familiar with the purpose and nature of adoption – the creation of a permanent parent/child relationship between a child and the adopting parents.  When a child is adopted he or she is thereafter considered the child of the adopting parents and is entitled to the same ri...

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Obermayer to Host Tax Cuts Workshop

Forensic accountant Donna Pironti, CPA, MSA, CFF and Steve Rossman, CPA, MST – both from Drucker & Scaccetti – will be presenting “Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017: A Family Law Perspective.” This presentation will discuss the changes to Individual Income taxation brackets, standard deductions, dependency exemptions, chi...

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Spoltore Awarded 2018 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Service to Children Award

Leslie B. Spoltore has been awarded the 2018 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Service to Children Award.  The award is given by the Delaware State Bar Association to a lawyer that demonstrates outstanding commitment to children in the provision of legal or community service. Spoltore is Partner in the Family Law Department at O...

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Delaware Prohibits Child Marriage

Earlier this year Delaware enacted House Bill 337 regarding child marriage. Previously, Delaware law allowed minors to marry if a Judge of the Family Court signed an order allowing the minor to marry. In rendering a decision the Judge was required to consider the best interest of the minor, the wishes of the minor and the minor’s parents/gu...

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Dividing Personal Property In Delaware

In addition to dividing assets and debts, Delaware Family Court has the authority to divide marital personal property such as furniture, dishes, candlesticks and televisions. If the parties cannot agree on the division of this type of property the Delaware Family Court does not typically hear evidence at trial over which party should receiv...

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Obermayer Attorney Speaking at Annual Bench Bar Conference

Philadelphia, PA – September 19, 2018 - Hillary J. Moonay, Esquire, recently returned attorney and partner of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, will be speaking at the Bucks County Bench Bar Annual Conference on a panel titled Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation for Family Law and Civil Litigation Practitioners. The panel will take p...

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