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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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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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Fault Ground Divorces in Pennsylvania

Although most divorce complaints filed today allege either Section 3301(c), consensual grounds, or 3301(d), the expiration of a statutory two year separation period, as a reason for the parties’ marriage dissolution, a party to a divorce action still has the option of raising fault grounds under Section 3301(a), if the person raising the fa...

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What Should I Know Before Going to Court on My Divorce Case?

Family lawyer, Amy Rokuson, provides answers to some common questions about going to court for your divorce. Watch the full video to find out what to wear to court, how to address the judge and tips on other items like arrival time and parking.

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How do the Courts Handle Life Insurance?

Family lawyer, Amanda Figland, discusses the life insurance issues that can occur in a divorce process. She touches on the negative effects related to child support and alimony if an individual does not have life insurance.

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What to Expect in a Dauphin County Custody Conciliation Conference

All custody actions start with the preparation and filing of a custody complaint; Dauphin County is no exception.  In addition to preparing and filing the custody complaint, the plaintiff to the action must also prepare and file his/her Criminal Record/Abuse History Verification form and a Prior Court Involvement Statement.  These docum...

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What Can I Do if My Spouse is Not Complying with Court Orders?

In New Jersey, you can file an enforcement application if your spouse fails to comply to the terms of your initial divorce agreement. Attorney Shari Veisblatt explains the details of this application including who pays the counsel fees and the penalties of not complying with the court order.

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Grandparent Custody Rights in Pennsylvania

  In Pennsylvania, grandparents and great-grandparents have physical custody rights surrounding their grandchildren.  In rare circumstances, grandparents can request and win primary physical custody of their grandchildren.  This is not common, but if the grandparent can overcome any objections toward “standing,” wh...

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What is a Case Information Statement?

Attorneys Amanda Figland and Amy Rokuson discuss how a case information statement helps the judge understand the details about your case during a divorce litigation. They touch on what is included and the three main parts that make up the document.

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Catholic Annulment Procedures

Members of the Catholic faith not only have to follow the secular rules of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code in order to dissolve their marital bonds, but also must follow the edicts of the Catholic Church and request an annulment in order to sever the religious bonds of a prior union.  The annulment process is directed by a Church tribunal (a...

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