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Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and 2011 Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA-–May 29, 2011-Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. In addition, several attorneys were also selected for inclusion in 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Stars -- the top-up-and-coming lawyers in t...

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Obermayer’s Michael Bertin Participates in PA Bar Institute’s Annual Family Law Institute

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania-–May 1, 2012-–Obermayer’s partner Michael E. Bertin, participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) Annual Family Law Institute recently held and webcast live in Philadelphia. Bertin, presented the plenary session and the case law updates for equitable distribution and support. Bertin, a m...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

PHILADELPHIA–April 20, 2012-Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory D. Saputelli has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers ® list as one of the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2012 and that Shari B. Veisblatt has been named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming atto...

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VERBER APPOINTED TO PA SUPREME COURT DOMESTIC RELATIONS PROCEDURAL RULES COMMITTEE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-April 1, 2012 - Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney, Ann G. Verber, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Court's Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee for a second term. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee consists of 10 members who serv...

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Accrual Date Decides If Settlement, Award Are Marital Property

The recent state Supreme Court case Focht v. Focht was welcomed by most family law practitioners with open arms, as it resolves conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury claim, lottery winnings or workers' compensation that arose during marriage but received after separation should be consid...

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Robert Whitelaw Speaks at PBA Family Law Program

PHILADELPHIA – January 17, 2012–Attorney Robert I. Whitelaw recently served as a moderator, speaker and author of "Hot Tips on Ethical Issues in Family Law" at the Winter Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section program. Whitelaw, managing partner of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and chair of the fi...

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Superior Court Analyzes Relocation Under New Custody Act

The recent case of E.D. v. M.P. , filed on Nov. 9, is very important for family law attorneys as it is the first reported appellate case pertaining to child custody relocation under the new Child Custody Act. The new Child Custody Act went into effect on Jan. 24. The act revamped child custody law in Pennsylvania by codifying existing case law as ...

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New Book on Pennsylvania Child Custody by Obermayer Partner Micheal E. Bertin

PENNSYLVANIA CHILD CUSTODY Law, Practice, Procedure By Michael E. Bertin, Esq. and Hon. Emanuel A. Bertin This 850-page soft cover resource is a complete revision and comprehensive update by Michel E. Bertin, Esquire and the Honorable Emanuel A. Bertin of Judge Bertin’s original 1983 book, which was the first treatise on child custody la...

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Michael E. Bertin Conducts Inaugural Lecture at The Family Law Society

PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 12, 2011— Attorney Michael E. Bertin lectured at the Family Law Society's inaugural meeting at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Bertin, a partner in the Family Law Practice Group at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, discussed on the practice of family law.

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Money Received From Will Contest Not Considered Marital Property

In the recent case of Strauss v. Strauss , an interesting issue arose regarding whether monies received by Brian Strauss as part of a will contest were to be considered marital property subject to equitable distribution in the parties' divorce action or Brian Strauss' separate estate not subject to equitable distribution. According to a 2011 Super...

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