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New Child Custody Law Opens Door a Bit for Grandparents, Third Parties

On July 4, a change to the child custody laws in Pennsylvania is set to impact standing for grandparents and third parties. Historically, grandparents have been given an elevated status with regard to child custody matters. Normally, only parents or people acting as parents (in loco parentis) are individuals who may seek custody of a child. Howeve...

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (June 12th)

Second Tuesday 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 ...

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Can I Obtain Full Custody of My Kids?

Potential new clients often tell me that they want “full custody” of their child/ren when they are facing a possible divorce/separation. When I delve a little further into what these clients are actually looking for, i.e. what they believe “full custody” means, I get a wide array of different answers.   Continue Reading

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Can My Alimony Arrangement Be Changed?

There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process.  While there will be factors and forces outside of your control, there are things you can control and steps you can take to reduce your stress level.  Below are five examples of steps you can take to reduce the stress of litigation: Continue Reading

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Obermayer Family Law Attorneys Named to PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list. Obermayer 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Family Law Michael E. Bertin David L. Ladov Robert I. Whitelaw Stephanie H. Winegrad The selections for this list are made by t...

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How Do I Prove Cohabitation to Suspend My Alimony Obligation?

As you may have heard, it just got a bit easier in New Jersey to prove cohabitation, i.e. that your former spouse is in a serious relationship with their new partner!  Specifically, now, you no longer need to prove that your former spouse is living with their new love interest on a full-time basis.  This is huge! So, what evidence do you need t...

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Vacationing with the Kids: Are You (Really) Ready for Summer?

With summer time right around the corner, many divorced and separated parents have questions about what summer parenting time (does the school year parenting time schedule change or stay the same?), vacations with the children (who gets to take the children on vacation and when?), and summer camp for the children (who enrolls and pays for summe...

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New PA Law Clarifies When Grandparents Can Seek Custody

The Pennsylvania legislature recently passed a bill that expands who can request custody of a child.  The law clarifies when grandparents can seek custody of their grandchild.  It also addresses who can request custody of a minor child when the parents of that child cannot be located.  Continue Reading

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (May 8th)

Second Tuesday 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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Julie Colton Talks About Custody On Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM

Family Law Partner Julie Colton spoke with Nan Cohen about custody on the KDKA 1020 AM radio show "Dealing With Divorce."  Julie Colton is a frequent guest of the show. She is also currently an adjunct professor teaching family law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is an Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow.  Click he...

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