Obermayer Family Matters

Obermayer Family Matters

New Jersey’s “New” Termination of Child Support Statute

Posted in Child Support, Emancipation, New Jersey

On February 1, 2017, New Jersey’s “new” Termination of Child Support Statute went into effect. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which was signed into law on January 19, 2016 by Governor Christie, has potential to dramatically impact the duration of child support obligations in New Jersey. The new statute applies to all orders issued prior and subsequent to the statute’s effective date. Continue Reading

Recent Changes in Pet Custody

Posted in Custody, Pets

It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States.[1]  That equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own a dog, while approximately 30-37% of all households in the United States own a cat.  With these statistics, it is hard to believe that only one state has enacted laws to protect Fido and Miss Kitty from the fallout of his/her owners’ divorce.  Continue Reading

Changes to Section 3301(D) of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code

Posted in Divorce, Pennsylvania

For many, many years, the plaintiff to a unilateral, no-fault divorce proceeding, as set forth under Section 3301(d) of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, had to wait no less than two years before he or she could request the entry of a final decree in divorce from his or her estranged spouse. Under such grounds, the plaintiff had to file a divorce complaint citing the marriage was irretrievably broken and an affidavit that the parties had lived “separate and apart” for no less than two years before a decree in divorce would be granted.  Continue Reading

Talented child, higher child support obligation?

Posted in Child Support, New Jersey

The rise of social media such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and Tumblr has undoubtedly put a spotlight on talent. Today, more children than ever are getting their “big break” within minutes of  parents posting a video of their children belting out a song, performing a dance routine, creating a breakthrough in science or excelling in sports. With a simple click of the “share” button a video can go viral and instantaneously a new star is born. Of course most of these children have devoted countless hours to perfecting their passions and talents through their enrollment in private lessons, extra-curricular activities, schools with a particular focus on the arts, technology, sports and a variety of other disciplines, etc. Continue Reading

Pitt/Jolie Ongoing Saga

Posted in Custody

On September 14, 2016, child abuse allegations were raised against Hollywood heartthrob, Brad Pitt. The allegations were brought by Pitt’s now estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, the mother of his six children.  Now, after eight long weeks of investigations and Pitt not being able to share any quality time with his children, the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services has cleared him of all wrong doing, but will that matter when it comes time for a judge to decide a custody schedule for the parties’ children? Continue Reading

Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey

Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce
Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson

The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk with others who are experiencing similar life changes. Attendees will also be able to learn from experts who have guided others through divorce. Continue Reading

SHARING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted in Custody, Visitation

As we approach the holiday season, clients often wonder how the first Christmas that the parties are separated will be handled, especially what will happen with the children.  Will Santa Claus really visit both Mom and Dad’s house?  Can the children eat two Christmas meals with turkey dinner at Grandma’s and Christmas Ham at Aunt Susan’s?  Over the years a few set of norms have developed to help families get through Christmas so that not only the children, but also the entire extended family, can enjoy the holidays in peace. Continue Reading

What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce Workshop

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey, Uncategorized

Second Saturday Workshop – What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce
Presented by Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson

The workshop will feature professionals who can provide answers to those enduring divorce as well as offer the opportunity to explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce; discover resources available to help divorcees; and talk with others who are experiencing similar life changes. Attendees will also be able to learn from experts who have guided others through divorce.

When: October 8, 2016, 8:00 am – Noon

Where:

Ponzio’s Diner Bakery Bar
7 West Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration is $35
(Pay at the door with cash or check)

Call Beth Dainoff at 215-665-3156 or email her at beth.dainoff@obermayer.com


Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLPShari B. Veisblatt represents clients in all aspects and stages of matrimonial litigation, including divorce and separation, custody, child and spousal support, equitable distribution and alimony and domestic abuse. She works out of the firm’s Cherry Hill, NJ office and can be reached at 856-857-1431 or at Shari.Veisblatt@obermayer.com. 

Amy RokusonAmy L. Rokuson focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, domestic violence issues and same-sex divorce and custody matters. Her practice is located in Obermayer’s Cherry Hill office. She can be reached at 856-857-1435 or at Amy.Rokuson@obermayer.com.

 

Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

Posted in Divorce, New Jersey

You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce.  Maybe you think you could have gotten more money from your spouse, maybe you think you were pressured into entering into the agreement or maybe you wish you had hired an attorney to look over the papers before you signed them – is there anything  you can do now? Continue Reading