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Archives: 2014

While My Divorce Case is Pending Should I Return to Work?

One of the most frustrating things about getting divorced for spouses who gave up their careers to raise children or put the career of their spouse ahead of their own career, is that they may be imputed at their prior income or earning capacity, whether or not they are actually working. In every case where one spouse has been out of the workforce...

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Child Custody – “I Don’t Want to Go!”

“I don’t want to go! I want to stay with you!” If you are divorced with children chances are you’ve heard these words. There are many cases where a child won’t go with the other parent whether it is for a weekend or a dinner or a vacation. Maybe the child’s afraid of the other parent. Maybe the child’s ha...

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Divorce eNewsletter April 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: Children of Divorce More Likely to Drop their Parent's Religion: StudyChildren of actively religious, divorced parents are twice as likely t...

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Robert Whitelaw featured in Philadelphia Life Magazine

All in a Day’s Work It’s 5:30 a.m. and the day begins for Bob Whitelaw. As he has done for the past 40 years, rain or shine, he walks 20 blocks to work. He is one of the first to arrive at his pristine Center City office, which overlooks City Hall, and he begins to respond to the 200 to 300 e-mails he receives daily that require his at...

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Settlement Agreements: What if Your Former Spouse is Not Complying?

Going through the divorce process is extremely difficult. Remembering that “this too shall pass” is a mantra that clients often find helpful. Unfortunately, not all divorces end upon receiving the Final Judgment of Divorce. So, what happens when your spouse refuses to comply with the terms of the agreement that you have reached? Not t...

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Is Your Monthly Child Support Correct?

Last August, in Pennsylvania new Child Support Guidelines went into effect. High income families whose combined net monthly income exceeds $30,000 per month should be aware of how the changes in the new guidelines could affect their monthly child support. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to http://www.obermay...

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Forced Sex During Marriage Warrants PFA Order, Court Rules

In Pennsylvania, the Protection From Abuse Act exists to prevent and protect  individuals from abuse. The Protection From Abuse Act is commonly referred to as  the PFA Act. Orders obtained under the PFA Act are regularly referred to as PFAs  and/or PFA orders. "Abuse" is defined, in part, under the PFA Act as follows: "The occurrenc...

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Can I Get This Marriage Annulled?

We often read about celebrities getting marriages annulled, from Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney (four month marriage), to Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (nine day marriage). Celebrities make it look easy: if the marriage is only a few days or months long, it can be annulled. Unfortunately, in New Jersey, it is not that simple and a marriage ...

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Shari Veisblatt and Amanda Figland interviewed by Divorce Magazine

Shari Veisblatt and Amanda Figland were the featured speakers in this teleseminar hosted by Divorce Magazine. Click on the following links to listen to the podcast or to read the written transcript from this teleseminar. Podcast Transcript

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Divorce eNewsletter March 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. Legal: How to Work with Your Divorce Lawyer Tips for keeping your legal fees down and getting the best possible outcome. 2. Divorce Financial Planning: T...

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