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Archives: 2014

Obermayer Attorneys Speak at PBI Marital Settlment Agreement Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Managing Partner Robert I Whitelaw and attorney Maris J. Weiner served as faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s, “Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements” in Philadelphia. They discussed the pitfalls and complexities of drafting marital settlement agreements. Whitelaw is co-chairma...

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Divorce E-Newsletter October 2014

1. SupportMaking your Case for Spousal SupportMany states and provinces consider your marital standard of living and your pre-divorce lifestyle as major factors in awarding spousal support. 2. Children and DivorceHow do I Tell the Kids about Divorce?Using a storybook format to break the news to your children in a loving way. 3. Health and Well-Be...

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I Think My Spouse is Cheating. Is it a Crime to Spy on Them?

Unexplained absences, secretive phone calls, late nights at the office – all telltale signs that your spouse may be up to no good. With advances in technology it has become easier and easier for suspicious spouses to snoop on their spouses activities and whereabouts. However, spies beware! You can read the full post, view and subscribe to th...

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David Ladov Speaks at Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov presented, “Hot Tips from Past Chairs of both the MBA and PBA Family Law Sections” at the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association’s October meeting. As chair of the firm’s family law department, Ladov handles both routine and complex cases, repre...

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Obermayer Adds Former Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. Family Law Chair

Former chair of Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C.’s family law group, Samantha J. Evian, joins Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. Evian will reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office. “Samantha brings more than a decade of experience to the firm,” said Obermayer Family Law Department Chair David L. Ladov. “I thi...

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My Spouse Wants Me Out. Do I Lose Rights to the House by Leaving?

A prickly issue that may arise when parties separate is who gets to stay in the marital residence during the parties’ separation period. In Pennsylvania, both spouses have a right to be in and/or on a marital property that is owned or rented jointly by the parties. Generally, courts will not evict one party from the residence if the parties a...

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What the New Alimony Law in New Jersey Means for You

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony guidelines, it imposes restrictions on the duration of alimony and provides guidance on when alimony may be reduced, suspended or termi...

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How do I get a “legal separation” in Pennsylvania?

You don’t! Unlike several other states, Pennsylvania does not require separating parties to go to court and request that a judge issue a formal decree separating the parties. Rather, separating parties in Pennsylvania may enter in to private agreements, setting forth the terms of their separation. Common issues that arise during the separatio...

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Child Support During College Enforced Pursuant to Contract

A question often asked of family law practitioners is whether child support continues when a child attends college. In the early 1990s, this issue was addressed head-on by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as the legislature. In the seminal case of Blue v. Blue, 616 A.2d. 628 (Pa. 1992), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that a parent o...

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Divorce E-Newsletter September 2014

1. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT AND PREPARATIONGetting SettledWhat you need to know before creating your Settlement Agreement. 2. FINANCIAL PLANNINGWorking with a Financial ProfessionalA competent financial advisor can be an invaluable resource during your divorce. 3. CONSIDERING DIVORCEEnding AbusePhysical or emotional abuse can happen to anyone. Here's i...

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