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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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Michael E. Bertin Conducts Inaugural Lecture at The Family Law Society

PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 12, 2011— Attorney Michael E. Bertin lectured at the Family Law Society's inaugural meeting at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Bertin, a partner in the Family Law Practice Group at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, discussed on the practice of family law.

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Money Received From Will Contest Not Considered Marital Property

In the recent case of Strauss v. Strauss , an interesting issue arose regarding whether monies received by Brian Strauss as part of a will contest were to be considered marital property subject to equitable distribution in the parties' divorce action or Brian Strauss' separate estate not subject to equitable distribution. According to a 2011 Super...

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Access Denied: What Are Your Rights as a Grandparent?

Shari B. Veisblatt, a member of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Family Law Group authored the article , "ACCESS DENIED:  What are Your Rights as a Grandparent? published online at girlfriendz.com (August/September 2011; Vol.4, Issue 4).Reprinted with permission Girlfriendz® The Thinking Woman's Magazine; August/September...

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Robert I. Whitelaw Elected President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Pennsylvania Chapter

PHILADELPHIA – JULY 2011–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Robert I. Whitelaw was recently elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers – Pennsylvania Chapter for a one year term. Whitelaw is a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He form...

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