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Failure to Object to Court Procedure Waives Issue on Appeal

In the area of family law, there are many different types of proceedings that occur. However, when one of the proceedings is a record hearing, if an objection is not made to a particular issue, it is waived on appeal. In the recent case of Tecce v. Hally, 2014 Pa. Super. 262 (November 21, 2014), the trial court's order was appealed based on the me...

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Family Law Practice featured in March 2015 edition of Suburban Life, “Working in the best interests of children”

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Main Line Montgomery County Magazine (March 2015) in the article, “Working in the best interests of children.”     Click here to read the article.

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New Jersey Divorces: What You Need to Know

Divorce can be an upsetting experience for all involved; however, it is often a necessary end to a troublesome familial relationship. In New Jersey, individuals interested in obtaining a divorce should be aware of the process and what they can expect to occur prior to the finalization of the divorce. Courts typically grant divorces in cases where spouses are unable to reconcile their differences and resolve their issues. Additionally, couples may file for divorce if they have lived separately for 18 months or more or on the basis of fault.

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NJ Divorce FAQs

Throughout the divorce process, couples often have many questions that are fairly common among those who are interested in pursuing a divorce in the future. Divorce lawyers in Camden County are providing the following information as a guide to assist with answering some of those questions. Still, anyone who is interested in obtaining a divorce is advised to seek legal guidance directly from a skilled divorce attorney.

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Court Analyzes Jurisdiction to Modify Custody Order Under UCCJEA

All but one state in the United States have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (the UCCJEA) (the exception being Massachusetts). The predecessor of the UCCJEA was the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA). A primary complaint about the UCCJA was that numerous custody orders could be entered in different stat...

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Family Law Practice featured in December 2014 edition of Suburban Life, "A tradition of keeping families whole"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Montgomery County Magazine (December 2014) in the article, “A tradition of keeping families whole.”  Click here to read the article.

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Counsel Fees Statute Analyzed by Court in Child Custody Case

When the new Custody Act was passed in 2011, practitioners welcomed the statute authorizing the award of counsel fees, costs and expenses, as the statute provides that a court may award reasonable interim or final counsel fees, costs and expenses to a party if the court finds that the conduct of another party was obdurate, vexatious, repetitive o...

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Child Support During College Enforced Pursuant to Contract

A question often asked of family law practitioners is whether child support continues when a child attends college. In the early 1990s, this issue was addressed head-on by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as the legislature. In the seminal case of Blue v. Blue, 616 A.2d. 628 (Pa. 1992), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that a parent o...

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Superior Court Further Refines Standing in Child Custody Cases

Under Pennsylvania's child custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S., there are two sections that pertain to standing in order for individuals to bring an action for child custody. Section 5324 provides three categories of individuals who may bring an action for any form of physical or legal custody. The three categories are: (1) a parent of the child; (2) a p...

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Analysis of Child Custody Factors in Awards on Subsidiary Issues

In the years following the enactment of the new Child Custody Act in Pennsylvania, attorneys and the bench set sail on uncharted waters. Family law attorneys waited anxiously to read appellate court decisions published following the enactment of the act for guidance as to its interpretation and application. It has been an interesting journey since ...

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