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Declaratory Judgment in Divorce Action Unappealable, Court Rules

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Moser v. Renninger , 2012 Pa. Super. 59, 1037 MDA 2011 (March 6, 2012), provides a reminder to family law practitioners that a declaratory judgment that does not end litigation is interlocutory and unappealable. The Moser case also provides a refresher regarding common law marriage. According to the o...

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Declaratory Judgment in Divorce Action Unappealable, Court Rules

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Moser v. Renninger , 2012 Pa. Super. 59, 1037 MDA 2011 (March 6, 2012), provides a reminder to family law practitioners that a declaratory judgment that does not end litigation is interlocutory and unappealable. The Moser case also provides a refresher regarding common law marriage. According to the o...

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VERBER APPOINTED TO PA SUPREME COURT DOMESTIC RELATIONS PROCEDURAL RULES COMMITTEE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-April 1, 2012 - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney, Ann G. Verber, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Court's Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee for a second term. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee consists of 10 members who serve ...

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OBERMAYER'S VERBER APPOINTED TO PA SUPREME COURT DOMESTIC RELATIONS PROCEDURAL RULES COMMITTEE

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Accrual Date Decides If Settlement, Award Are Marital Property

The recent state Supreme Court case Focht v. Focht was welcomed by most family law practitioners with open arms, as it resolves conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury claim, lottery winnings or workers' compensation that arose during marriage but received after separation should be consid...

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Accrual Date Decides If Settlement, Award Are Marital Property

Commentary The recent state Supreme Court case Focht v. Focht was welcomed by most family law practitioners with open arms, as it resolves conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury claim, lottery winnings or workers' compensation that arose during marriage but received after separation sho...

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Accrual Date Decides If Settlement, Award Are Marital Property

 

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Robert Whitelaw Speaks at PBA Family Law Program

PHILADELPHIA – January 17, 2012–Attorney Robert I. Whitelaw recently served as a moderator, speaker and author of "Hot Tips on Ethical Issues in Family Law" at the Winter Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section program. Whitelaw, managing partner of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and chair of thefirm'...

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Superior Court Analyzes Relocation Under New Custody Act

The recent case of E.D. v. M.P. , filed on Nov. 9, is very important for family law attorneys as it is the first reported appellate case pertaining to child custody relocation under the new Child Custody Act. The new Child Custody Act went into effect on Jan. 24. The act revamped child custody law in Pennsylvania by codifying existing case law as ...

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New Book on Pennsylvania Child Custody by Obermayer Partner Micheal E. Bertin

PENNSYLVANIA CHILD CUSTODY Law, Practice, Procedure By Michael E. Bertin, Esq. and Hon. Emanuel A. Bertin This 850-page soft cover resource is a complete revision and comprehensive update by Michel E. Bertin, Esquire and the Honorable Emanuel A. Bertin of Judge Bertin’s original 1983 book, which was the first treatise on child custody law ...

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