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In Pennsylvania, where do you file a protection from abuse order?

In Pennsylvania, where do you file a protection from abuse order? 

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Primary Custody of Child Not Required During School Year

In September, I wrote an article regarding the case of W.C.F. v. M.G., 115 A.3d 323 (Pa. Super. 2015), pertaining to the reversal of the trial court's child custody order when the trial court's decision was inconsistent with the analysis of the child custody factors enumerated under the child custody statute. In the case of R.S. v. T.T., 113 A.3d 1...

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Divorce E-Newsletter November 2015

The Divorce Process: Watch: 10 Tips on How to Choose a Divorce LawyerChoose the right divorce lawyer to suit your unique needs. Coping With Divorce: 3 Tips for Surviving the Holidays when Your Parents DivorceWhether you're at the beginning of your adult parents' divorce experience, or somewhere in the middle of the process, here are tips to help y...

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House of Horrors: What is the Purpose of Children and Youth Services?

Picture a bedroom–with little to no lighting, where all of the carpet has been removed, flies thrive upon the human feces covering the room, and the door leading from this dreadfulness is locked because the knob has been purposefully reversed. Sounds like a description of a room from a horror novel, right? Unfortunately, it was where Jarrod Tut...

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A Tale of Two Distributions: Equitable Versus Estate In the Wake of the Kardashian/Odom Divorce

The current domestic law situation between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, although unique, is not uncommon. In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce against Lamar, but for whatever reason, never finalized the paperwork necessary to receive a final decree in divorce from him. Thus, at the time he experienced his recent near fatal “health comp...

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"You Can’t Fix Stupid" – The Effects of Social Media and Family Law

I was watching the Today show and viewed a story about Whitney Beall, a twenty-three year old woman from Lakeland, Florida, who was arrested for drunk driving after several people witnessed her “antics” on Periscope, a live-steaming social media site. During her “twenty minutes of fame,” Ms. Beall can be witnessed slurring her speech, dri...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Associate in Cherry Hill Office

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Michelle Ringel to the firm’s family law practice group. Ringel will reside in the firm’s Cherry Hill office.             Prior to joining the firm, Ringel served as a judicial law clerk in the Burlington County Family Division for the Hon. John L. Call, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Fam...

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How Does Child Support Work in Pennsylvania?

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Father Plus Step-Father Equals Happy Bride!

Pennsylvania child custody laws have always favored a parent above a nonparent when awarding physical custody rights. In fact, there is a strong presumption in all custody cases that a parent should be awarded physical custody over a nonparent under any circumstance, except when there is clear and convincing evidence that the child’s best int...

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Divorce E-Newsletter October 2015

Divorce News: Study: The Effects of Divorce on AgingResearchers have found that the stress of divorce could speed up the aging process and even make divorcees more prone to developing serious illnesses. Financial Issues: Watch: How Spousal Support (Alimony) WorksThis video will help you understand how spousal support, also known as alimony or main...

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