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Failure to Disclose and Constructive Trust in Divorce

For many family law practitioners, 23 Pa.C.S. Section 3505(d) is a safety blanket protecting their clients in situations where a party fails to disclose information regarding an asset or assets with a fair market value of $1,000.00 or more which results in that asset or assets being omitted from the final distribution of property in a divorce matte...

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Marital Property Versus Non-Marital Property

Absent a prenuptial agreement, the definition of marital property is an item acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Therefore, any property that was purchased and/or owned by a spouse prior to the parties’ date of marriage would constitute pre-marital property and any property that was purchased after the parties’ da...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Partner

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Jennifer Iseman as a partner to the firm’s Family Law Group. Iseman practices in the firm’s Cherry Hill, N.J. office. Ms. Iseman focuses her practice in divorce, support and custody litigation. She negotiates financial-based matrimonial settlements as well as child custody and parenting time agre...

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Pennsylvania Child Support and Adjustments for Extra Expenses

Pennsylvania law requires that child and spousal support be awarded pursuant to a statewide guideline. The state uses a formula to calculate the obligor’s share of basic child support. On top of the basic child support the court may make adjustments to the basic support obligation and may allocate between the parties the additional expenses. ...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Remi Schwartz to the firm’s family law department. She will be in the Conshohocken office. Schwartz provides advice and counsel to clients in all areas of matrimonial and family law including divorce litigation, custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, domestic violence, abuse and neg...

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Child Custody, Relocation, Contempt and Modification

Two of the most talked about ­issues among family law practitioners and the bench are child relocation cases and whether custody orders may be ­modified at contempt hearings. I've written numerous times on these issues. Over the years, there have been multiple cases from the state Superior Court that address these issues. Every so often, a case c...

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Enforcing Court Orders in Family Law

What happens when your former spouse or ex-partner refuses to comply with a court order? After going through a difficult court proceeding and draining your bank account to pay legal fees, it is very frustrating when the adverse party refuses to cooperate.  A court order can feel meaningless.  Here are a few things that you can do: Continue ...

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Obermayer Partner First Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was elected to the officer position of First Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Bertin is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics. Bertin also co-w...

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Registration of Out of State Custody Orders

Most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This Act requires one state court to recognize the custody order of another state court.  In order for an out of state custody order to be recognized and enforced by another state, it must first be “registered.”  This entails the filing of a Peti...

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Support Order Based on Evidence Outside of Record Vacated

Within the last five years, the issue of evidence outside of the record being considered by the trial court was raised in an appeal from a custody order in CMP v. MP, 54 A.3 950 (Pa. Super. 212)). Recently, the case of Johnson v. Johnson, 153 A.3 318 (Pa. Super. 2016), was decided and the vacating and remanding of the order was based on a similar...

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