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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce – October 8, 2016

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on October 8, 2016.

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Michael E. Bertin Appointed to Board of Managers of PA Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Managers for the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Bertin is one of 1600 AAML fellows in the United States and one of less than 80 in Pennsylvania. Bertin is a former Chair of the Family...

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Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce.  Maybe you think you could have gotten more money from your spouse, maybe you think you were pressured into entering into the agreement or maybe you wish you had...

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How Can I Get a “Quickie” Divorce?

This is a question that I am often asked—and for good reason.  The divorce process can be emotionally and economically draining.  Simply put, no one wants to litigate for longer than he/she needs to. Many people that I talk to believe that there is no real answer to this question, i.e. divorce always has to be a long and painful process—l...

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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce – September 10, 2016

 

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Social Security Benefits and the Modification of Alimony

In Pennsylvania, alimony paid pursuant to a court order is modifiable upon a showing of substantial and continuing changed circumstances. This differs from alimony provisions contained in an out-of-court agreement that is incorporated into a divorce decree. In such an instance the alimony provision is governed by the terms of the contract and may o...

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Pennsylvania Wiretap Laws in the Wake of the West/Swift Snapchat Debacle

Last month, a recorded conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift was posted by video on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian West. The video post contained discussions between West and Swift surrounding lyrics from West’s “Famous” soundtrack.  Not knowing the conversation was being recorded, the Wests may now be criminally charged and S...

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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce – August 13, 2016

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on August 13, 2016.

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Divorce Settlement Meetings – Tips for Success

Clients often think that once attorneys are involved in a divorce case it automatically means that they will not be able to settle their case without court intervention. However, even when attorneys are involved, cases settle out of court. A ‘four-way meeting’ (as we often refer to these conferences) is a session where the attorneys and the c...

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Michael E. Bertin Elected Second Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the PA Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was elected Second Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bertin is a former 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 Pennsylvani...

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