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Divorce E-Newsletter May 2016

Divorce Recovery: 9 Tips for Going Back to Work After a DivorceGetting back into the workforce will take some time and patience. Consider the following tips from a former stay-at-home mom to help you in your job search. Financial Issues: What You Need to Know About Debt and DivorceAfter the end of your marriage, monetary misdeeds can leave lastin...

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New Pennsylvania Bill Makes Spousal Abuse Victims’ Divorce Process Easier

Recently, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law giving spousal abuse victims in Pennsylvania additional rights when pursuing a divorce. This law will become effective in the middle of June 2016. It has been said that, “this legislation will make the lives of abused spouses across the commonwealth safer.” Continue Reading

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What’s in a Name?

As Juliet stated to Romeo in Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” Her statement emphasizes her love for Romeo as an individual, not as an extension of his family or of course his family surname of Montague. So where did the concept of a women “t...

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Obermayer Partner Speaks About Family Law to Upper Dublin High School Students

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Stephanie Winegrad spoke, along with family law practitioner Mary Doherty, Esq., about family law to the Child Development II class at Upper Dublin High School. This year Winegrad and Doherty included speakers, the Hon. Risa Vetri Ferman and Mary Pugh, Esq., Executive Director of the Montgomery Cou...

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Michael E. Bertin Presents at PBI 11th Annual Family Law Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin, participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) 11th Annual Family Law Institute held on April 19&20, 2016 in Philadelphia. Bertin, presented on two panels: “Hot Tips in Support,” and “Ethical Quandaries.”                 Bertin, a Fellow of t...

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Court May Modify Custody Without Petition to Modify

A common issue that faces ­family court judges and attorneys is whether a trial court can modify a child custody order when a matter before the court is not pursuant to a petition to modify custody. Oftentimes, this issue will present itself when a case is in court on a petition for contempt of a custody order or a petition to enforce a custody or...

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Custody Modification: Courts Can Do It Without A Petition To Modify If Proper Notice Is Given

A lot of times when parents file petitions with the court regarding enforcing a custody order or contempt, they also want the court to adjust the custody order.  Some think that the court can only change the custody order if a petition to modify custody is filed.  That is not the case. Continue Reading

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Help, Domestic Violence Restraints were Filed Against Me—and I didn’t do it!

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act serves an enormously important function to protect abused individuals. However, the protections of the Act can be misused in a divorce or custody litigation to evict someone from a shared residence, to obtain temporary custody of children or to get control over financial records and personal pr...

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You are not alone: The importance of assembling a team of divorce professionals to guide you through your divorce

Ending a marriage is never an easy process. It most likely will be emotionally draining, financially difficult and extremely stressful. It is important to know that you are not alone and there are countless professionals who can guide you through this difficult time in your life so you can better manage your situation, your finances and your fami...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Associate

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds W. Frank Johnson, Jr. to the firm’s family law practice group. He will reside in the firm’s Conshohocken, Pa., office. Johnson represents clients in all aspects of family law matters including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, support, relocation, grandparents’ rights and protecti...

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