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David Ladov selected as the chair of the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov was selected as the chair of the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee advises the Supreme Court on matters related to the procedural rules governing actions for divorce, support, custody...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the recently released 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the region. This is the 5th year that Charles M. Golden, Nina B. Stryker and Ann G. Verber have been se...

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New Jersey Naming Law: Can I Name My Child Anything I Want?

The choice of what to name your child is often a process that parents take great care in selecting—conducting countless Internet searches, pouring over “baby name” books, and researching family histories to find the perfect name for their newborn. While a person’s name, especially a child’s name, is generally viewed as...

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Child Custody: Do grandparents have rights to custody of their grandchildren in Pennsylvania?

In 2011, the law in Pennsylvania changed as to the rights of grandparents to have custody of the grandchildren. Grandparents have the right to file an action for ANY form of physical or legal of custody if the following conditions are met... You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.obermayerfamilymatters.co...

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Divorce e-Newsletter August 2014

1. Divorce NewsStudy: Rising U.S. Divorce RateAmerican marriages and cohabiting unions are less stable than ever. 2. Children and DivorceSuccessful StepfamiliesHow to create a happy, functional stepfamily. 3. Financial PlanningDividing Marital PropertyHere's how to deal with complex financial or property issues in a divorce. 4. Divorce RecoveryT...

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Divorce Guides 2014

As a service to our clients, we pleased to provide you with the following Divorce Guidelines from Divorce Magazine and hope that the information and articles contained within are helpful and supportive. Children and Divorce GuideHow do I tell the kids? Will they blame me? How can I protect them from the conflict? Will they be afraid to get married...

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File for Divorce Now—or Wait?

File for Divorce Now—or Wait? Many people struggle emotionally with the decision to file a divorce complaint.  Divorce is not something that anyone pursues lightly. Most people want to be sure that they have exhausted every effort to work issues out with their spouses before they file for divorce. For those people who are struggl...

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Obermayer Partner Elected Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the PA Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was elected Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bertin is the immediate past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics. Bertin also co-wrote the book on Pennsylva...

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Can I Remove My Spouse From Our Home During the Divorce Litigation?

  We know how difficult it is to remain under the same roof with your spouse during a divorce. Generally, during an initial consultation, clients always ask us what is the quickest way to remove his/her spouse from the marital residence. Unfortunately, since generally neither party has a superior right to the home, the answer is that neithe...

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Superior Court Further Refines Standing in Child Custody Cases

Under Pennsylvania's child custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S., there are two sections that pertain to standing in order for individuals to bring an action for child custody. Section 5324 provides three categories of individuals who may bring an action for any form of physical or legal custody. The three categories are: (1) a parent of the child; (2) a p...

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