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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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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 are the Different Types of Custody in New Jersey?

In this video, attorney Amy Rokuson explains the two main types of custody in New Jersey.

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International Travel with a Child of Divorce

A divorced parent who is traveling abroad with his or her children has additional hurdles to overcome before leaving for the trip.  To insure that the experience is memorable from the start, make sure to follow these easy travel tips.  Every person who will be travelling outside of the United States, including a minor under the age of 1...

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Custody and Visitation in Pennsylvania Non-Divorce Cases

Typically, issues involving child visitation and custody arise during a couple’s divorce proceedings.  However, parents are not always married when such issues arise, nor are they the only ones who may be involved in custody and visitation issues. Your Conshohocken family lawyers will tell you that besides unmarried parents, other individuals may seek visitation and/or custody of a child, in certain circumstances.

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What is Custody Neutral Assessment?

Listen to Amanda Figland, a Camden County family lawyer explain what custody neutral assessment means for your divorce case.

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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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When Can a Child Pick Which Parent to Live With?

  The most common question posed to a family law attorney when discussing custody matters is at what age can my child pick with whom and where he would like to live?  Most clients believe the “magic age” is fourteen, as the health care system has permitted children to make medical privacy decisions at this age, but this i...

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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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Family Law for Unmarried Parents: Relief From the Court for Your Child

Our Cherry Hill child support lawyers are frequently asked questions regarding family law matters for unmarried individuals, such as “How do I seek relief from the court regarding my child if I am not married?” There have been a lot of changes in the court system about how these matters are now handled. For example, filing fees have changed and applications are on a different format.

In this video, Obermayer family attorneys discuss these changes and emphasize it is important that you file the forms as soon as you can because there can be quite a long delay before your matter will be heard.

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