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How Does Ashley Madison Membership Affect PA Divorces?

Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site, which was launched in 2001, has more than 124 million visitors each month. On July 15, 2015, the site was hacked...

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Obermayer Family Matters Blog: Schooling and Divorce

As summer comes to an end, it is important to remember divorced or non-intact families must approach their child’s schooling a little differently than intact families. For example, many intact families designate one parent to communicate with teachers, fill out school paperwork, and attend parent/teacher conferences. In a family of divorce or...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named 2016 Best Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the recently released 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the region. Obermayer’s selected Best Lawyers and their respective areas of practice are:  Michae...

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Pennsylvania Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements, also known as premarital agreements, are agreements entered into between two prospective spouses, who contemplate marriage, and wish for the agreement to become effective upon their marriage. The purpose of the agreement, which is considered a contract between the two prospective spouses, is to set out in writing exactl...

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Divorce E-Newsletter August 2015

Divorce News: Study: Marrying Before Age 32 May Reduce Risk of DivorceIf you married after age 32, you're more likely to divorce than those who married in their late 20s. Divorce Process: Watch: 15 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce LawyerThese questions will help to ensure that you choose the right lawyer to represent you. Children and Div...

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What is the Divorce Process?

Every divorce litigation starts with a complaint for divorce. Attorneys Amy Rokuson and Shari Veisblatt explain the steps that take place thereafter. This includes the case management conference, case management order, the discovery process, matrimonial early settlement panel (MESP), economic mediation, and the trial if the case could not be resolved.

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Finding the Right Lawyer: What You Need to Look For

When people find themselves in need of legal assistance, they often look to the Internet, a phone book or friends and family for recommendations. Selecting the best lawyer to handle your particular situation is often more difficult than most people realize. Despite the difficulty, choosing the proper attorney is crucial and worth taking the time necessary to do it right.

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Obermayer Partner Appointed to PBA Family Law Section Executive Committee

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Stephanie Winegrad was appointed as a Council Member and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section.             Winegrad focuses her practice on family law, handling matters including, divorce, ...

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Obermayer Partner Presents at PBI's Family Law 101

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Stephanie Winegrad presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s, “Family Law 101,” on July 23. Winegrad discussed issues relating to divorce, support, protection from abuse, ethics and prenuptial agreements.             Wine...

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Divorcing During Your Senior Years

Although the law governs the divorce process in general, no two divorces will be the same. This is because all divorces come with their own unique set of factors that are specific to the couple seeking the divorce. For example, one factor that can separate one divorce from another is the age of the parting spouses. When divorcing spouses are over 50 years of age, special considerations will be required under Pennsylvania law.

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