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Analysis of Child Custody Factors in Awards on Subsidiary Issues

In the years following the enactment of the new Child Custody Act in Pennsylvania, attorneys and the bench set sail on uncharted waters. Family law attorneys waited anxiously to read appellate court decisions published following the enactment of the act for guidance as to its interpretation and application. It has been an interesting journey since ...

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During or After my Divorce, Can I Move Outside of New Jersey

During or after a divorce, it is common for the custodial parent (the parent primarily responsible for the children’s care) to want to move to another state with the children. Perhaps the parent has a job opportunity, family, or a significant other in another state. Perhaps another state offers a lower cost of living, enabling the custodial...

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Show Me the Money! Are You Required to Prove How You Spend Child Support Payments?

Recently, Grammy Award winning rapper Clifford Harris—better known as T.I.—was back in court, but in a turn of events he wasn’t battling his usual criminal charges, instead, Mr. Harris appeared in family court to contest his ex-girlfriend’s, Lashon Dixon, petition to increase child support. Ms. Dixon has primary physical cus...

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Obermayer Partners David Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad Present at PBI’S Family Law Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partners David L. Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Family Law Institute in Philadelphia. Ladov presented, “Addressing Complex Economic Issues in Divorce,” during the plenary session and Winegrad participated in three presentations, “PA&rsquo...

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My Husband Wants a Divorce – Can I Keep My Engagement Ring?

In Pennsylvania, gifts between a husband and wife are marital property. This is the case regardless of whether the gift was jewelry or other personal property given on an occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.obermayerfamilymatters.com/

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Divorce eNewsletter May 2014

As a service to our clients, we pleased to provide you with this Divorce Magazine monthly e-newsletter and hope that the information and articles contained within are helpful and supportive. 1. Divorce Study: Watching Movies Together Could Prevent DivorceUse communication technology in healthy and effective ways to make co-parenting life easier fo...

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Owning Your Seat at the Table as a Woman of Color

Diversity discussions have led to critical assessments of the landscape of the legal profession along race and gender lines. However, very little time is devoted to the important discussion of the role of women of color, who are impacted by the unique intersection of race and gender. While books like "Lean In" and "Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner...

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Forced Sex During Marriage Can Lead to a Protection From Abuse Order

Did you know that a spouse can get a protection from abuse order against the other for forced sex? That is what happened in the recent case of Boykai v. Young, 2004 Pa. Super. 4 (January 7, 2014). In Pennsylvania, the Protection from Abuse Act exists to prevent and protect individuals from abuse. The Protection from Abuse Act is commonly referred...

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Child Support: Will I Really Have to Pay for My Child’s College?

“Aren’t I done paying support once my kid turns 18?!” is common sentiment among many parents who are paying child support. A recent case that has been making waves in the news involves a New Jersey teenager who sued her parents so they would be forced to pay for her college education. Each state treats a divorced or separated pa...

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Divorce Guides

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. 1. Children and Divorce GuideHow do I tell the kids?  Will they blame me?  How can I protect them from the conflict?  Will they be ...

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