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Roommate Romance: Why You Should Have A Cohabitation Agreement

  So you’ve been dating for a while and you’re ready to take the next step…no, not the BIG PLUNGE. Marriage is DEFINITELY on your mind but first you want to take the relationship on a test run by living together. Well, you’re not alone—according to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics...

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Child Custody – Relocating to Another State

Last year, Pennsylvania child custody laws changed significantly and have affected how child custody disputes are being determined. One challenge that parents may now face is what to do when one of them needs or wants to relocate to another state and wants to take their children with them.In Pennsylvania, this new custody law has a very strict re...

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Michael Bertin Presents at Family Law Society of Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin presented at the Family Law Society of Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law on the practice of family law. Bertin is 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 ...

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A License to Wed: Can You Be Denied a Marriage License?

In October of 2013, the Illinois couple of Colette Purifoy and John Morris were denied a marriage license because of John’s inability to consent. In 2009, John suffered permanent brain damage after unexpected complications from a “simple surgery” and he remains in a vegetative state. According to Colette, the two have been toget...

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me in a Family Law Matter?

Few people, who are headed for divorce or custody litigation, can afford to spend substantial amounts of money on a family law attorney. Frequently, clients consider whether they can or should represent themselves in their divorce litigation or family law matter. This decision is difficult. For anyone considering self-representation, several impo...

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Child Custody – What is the Best Interest of the Child?

You are considering separating from your spouse and/or your significant other, but down the hall there is a five year old child that loves both of you. What happens to him or her? The polestar in any custody litigation is “what is the best interest of the child?” So, if you are either a mom or a dad and are considering breaking up the...

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David Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad Present at Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Winter Meeting

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partners David L. Ladov and Stephanie Winegrad presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia. Ladov moderated, “Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Come one, Come All to Our Town Hall Meeting,” and Winegrad moderated, New and Improved Case Law Updates....

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP has added associate Amy L. Rokuson in the firm’s Family Law Department. Hicks will reside in the firm’s Cherry Hill, NJ office. Amy L. Rokuson focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and domestic violence issues. Prior t...

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So, You Were Served with a Complaint for Divorce…Now What?

First, remain calm. Do not panic. You have time to respond. In New Jersey, once you are served with a Complaint for Divorce, you have 35 days to respond to it. Take this time to get organized! If you have not already done so, start to gather information that will assist in your case. Specifically, make a list of all of the assets/liabilities acquir...

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Obermayer Launches Family Law Blog

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP announces the launch of “Obermayer Family Matters - Divorce, Custody and Beyond™” – an on-line resource covering timely news and information about all issues relating to divorce and custody issues. Content will be written by Obermayer family law attorneys, and will include relevant ...

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