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Obermayer Partner Appointed Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the PA Bar Association

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 1, 2013 - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.   Bertin is Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a frequent aut...

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Obermayer Adds Cozen O’Connor Family Law Co-Chair and Team

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 25, 2013 – Cozen O’Connor Family Law Practices Group Co-Chair David L. Ladov, and attorneys Stephanie H. Winegrad and Scott Matison have joined Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Family Law Department, one of the largest family law practices in Pennsylvania. Ladov will serve as co...

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De Novo Review Required of Parenting Coordination Decisions

A parenting coordinator is an individual who is appointed by the court in custody cases to assist in executing and enforcing ancillary issues of a custody order. Parenting coordination has become a hot issue in the area of Pennsylvania child custody. It is also a controversial issue. The controversy is multifaceted. One of the issues is whether a p...

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Obermayer’s Michael Bertin Delivers Child Custody Case Law Update

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 7, 2013 - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP family law attorney,Michael E. Bertin co-presented the child custody case law update to the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on February 4, 2013.

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Michael E. Bertin Serves as Course Planner and Moderator for PBI Family Law Program - Navigating Across Counties

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—NOVEMBER 16, 2012 -- Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP family law attorney, Michael E. Bertin will serve as the course planner and moderator of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program "Family Law in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, & Montgomery Counties.” The program will feature the “Who, What, Whe...

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Error to Modify Custody at Contempt Hearing Without Petition Pending

 Recently, the case of P.H.D. v. R.R.D., __ A.3d __, 2012 PA Super 246 (Nov. 13, 2012), was decided by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The P.H.D. case raises an issue that is discussed often among family law practitioners and has been reported in a number of appellate cases since the 1990s. The issue is whether a custody order may be modified at a contempt proceeding if a petition to modify is not pending before the court. A number of cases have been decided by the Superior Court that indicate a custody order may not be modified by a trial court at a contempt proceeding if a petition to modify has not been filed and served and properly before the court at the time of the contempt hearing. The reason for the prohibition of such action is that it would deprive the parties of their due process rights.

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Obermayer's Michael E. Bertin Named Chair of Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section


 

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Obermayer’s Michael E. Bertin to Serve as Trainer for Philadelphia VIP Family Law Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – November 26, 2012 – Obermayer’s family law attorney, Michael E. Bertin will serve as a trainer for the Philadelphia VIP CLE Training Program “Divorce Practice in Philadelphia” on December 7, 2012.  Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring the...

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Michael E. Bertin Guest Lectures at Temple Law


 

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Superior Court Analyzes Entitlement Defense in Spousal Support Case

In Pennsylvania, when spouses separate, there are two forms of monthly payments one spouse may seek from the other. The two forms are spousal support and alimony pendente lite. Spousal support and alimony pendente lite are calculated in the same fashion. However, a spouse cannot receive both. Further, alimony pendente lite is only available if a di...

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