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My Spouse is Having an Affair, Can I Sue the Mistress?

You caught your spouse red-handed, you have evidence that your spouse is having an affair, and you are certain that the affair is what’s ruining your marriage—can you sue your spouse’s mistress for interfering with your marriage? No. Pennsylvania, like most states, has abolished claims of “alienation of affection.” Pri...

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Obermayer Partner Presents at Philadelphia VIP CLE Training

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin presented at the Philadelphia VIP “Advanced Divorce Training: Equitable Distribution” CLE Seminar. Hosted by Obermayer, the session serves as a training for attorneys from around the region who will be handling volunteer divorce matters through VIP – which provid...

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Obermayer Partner Presents at PBI Program

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin will serve as the course planner and moderator of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program “Family Law in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.” The program will feature the “Who, What, When, Where and Why” of family practice in the four-county ar...

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Divorce E-Newsletter November 2014

1. Study: An Expensive Engagement Ring Increases Odds of DivorceThe true cost of an expensive engagement ring may be your marital happiness, as researchers find high wedding costs and risk of divorce to be linked.2. Managing your Reputation During DivorceActing in a way that appears irresponsible, inappropriate, or antagonistic can have a negative ...

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Samantha Evian Interviewed on CBS3's Talk Philly on Divorce Professional Alliance

Samantha Evian was interviewed on CBS3's Talk Philly about the Divorce Professional Alliance's debut event on October 29. Evian is a co-founder of the group. Click here to view the interview.

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Are You My “Legal” Father? Establishing Paternity in Pennsylvania

With many couples choosing to cohabitate and forgo the tradition of marriage, the number of unmarried fathers has skyrocketed. Last year, the federal government reported that 40.7% of all 2012 births were “out-of-wedlock.” In Pennsylvania, paternity is automatically established if the parents of a child are married, but the same is not ...

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Should I have a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is not the death knell of romance! It is a misconception that if you are not a celebrity and do not have millions of dollars, you do not need a prenuptial agreement. Couples from all tax brackets should talk about financial issues prior to their marriage and may benefit from a prenuptial agreement. Although the word “pr...

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David Ladov Speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov presented on Support, Custody and Equitable Distribution and Alimony at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 18th Annual Family Law Update. Ladov was the course planner for the session, which was also simulcast to more than 15 cities in Pennsylvania. As chair of the firm’s f...

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Samantha Evian Speaks at Smart Divorce Planning Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Samantha Evian will debunk many of the common divorce myths and provide tips for smart divorce planning at an upcoming Divorce Seminar. In addition, a financial planner will present on uncoupling your assets and debt and walking away with sustainable investment resources, and a special guest motiva...

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I have texts and Facebook posts that prove my spouse is cheating. Does this get admitted in my divorce case?

In a previous blog we posted about a spouses cheating and whether it’s a crime to spy on them. Following up with that post: On many occasions clients have wanted to know if the texts they have or the emails or Facebook posts depicting affairs or obscene behavior of their spouse will help them with their divorces or custody cases. If the info...

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