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Child Custody Orders Must Be Separate Written Orders

In January 2011, when Pennsylvania's child custody laws were rewritten, the provision in the new Child Custody Act requiring the trial courts to state the reasons for their decisions either on the record in open court, in a written opinion, or in the order was welcomed with open arms as it was believed that it would provide more transparency for th...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement

Divorce is often difficult to handle on many different levels. Still, it is important for the parties to allow cooler heads to prevail and make sensible decisions that are fair and beneficial. Most Conshohocken divorce attorneys know that many divorcing couples are so consumed by anger and resentment towards each other that they often make mistakes when considering the financial aspects of the divorce process.

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What Legal Rights Exist if a Parent Abducts a Child?

When issues arise between parents, there may be times when tempers flare and things are said or done that probably should not be said or done. Unfortunately, during such disputes, one party might decide to retaliate against the other party by using the child as pawn. In fact, it is not uncommon during or after divorce actions (or even separations) for one parent to unlawfully remove or hide a child from the other parent.

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Establishing Paternity in New Jersey: Why It’s Legally Significant

Many people believe that when a man’s name is indicated on a child’s birth certificate, that name is enough to establish paternity. However, that is not necessarily the case, particularly since the mother can list anyone she wants as the father of the child. Many people also believe that only DNA testing will establish paternity. Again, that is not true, as there are numerous ways in which paternity can be established in New Jersey.

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Changing the Terms of a New Jersey Divorce

Circumstances can change as time passes. At the time of your divorce, the agreements made seemed appropriate and amicable. But what happens when things change? Do you have any options with respect to requirements and conditions set forth in your original divorce decree?

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What You Need to Do to Implement Your Name Change

Name changes typically occur when an individual gets married or divorced. Whatever the reason is for the change, your Conshohocken name change lawyer knows it is important to implement that change by following a few steps after the change occurs. The process may seem tedious, but the steps are necessary, both from a personal and legal standpoint.

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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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