Archives: 11 2017

Michael E. Bertin Presents at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin presented a tax lecture focusing on Innocent Spouse Relief at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 9, 2017. The AAML Annual Meeting is attended by Academy Fellows from across the country. Bertin, an AAML Fellow and frequen...


Are We Headed for Divorce Season?

An article in Medical News Today  highlights a study by University of Washington Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini that found patterns in the timing of filing for divorce. Specifically, the study found “biannual patterns of filings for divorce – that divorce is seasonal during the periods fo...


How Decisions Regarding Custody and Visitation are Made in Delaware

Family Court judges are charged with making custody and visitation decisions regarding Delaware’s children. In each case brought before the judge, he or she sets custodial and residential arrangements in accordance with the best interests of the child.  But what does that consideration entail? Continue Reading  


Obermayer Named Tier 1 Law Firm In 2018 Ranking

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is celebrating a Tier 1 ranking for family law, litigation – trusts & estates, and trusts & estates law in Philadelphia on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list. Obermayer also received a Tier 3 ranking for Land Use & Zoning Law. These placements on the 2018 ranking...


Parental Alienation in High Conflict Custody Cases

One of the most challenging aspects of divorce for parents is learning to move past the marital conflict in order to promote a healthy relationship between the children and a soon-to-be ex. All too often, in high conflict divorce, parents lose sight of how their behavior towards one another affects their children. Regardless of how contentiou...


The Trials of Co-Parenting with a Histrionic Personality

Co-parenting a child with a divorced spouse is difficult enough, but what do you do when your divorced spouse is diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder? The characteristics of this disorder are that the person exhibits extreme emotions, self-dramatization, self-centeredness, shallow emotions, and constant approval seeking and attentio...