Family Law and Bankruptcy When a party to a family law case files bankruptcy, in general there is an automatic stay under federal law to all actions against the debtor or the debtor’s property. However, there are numerous family law exemptions to that stay provision. All actions to establish and […]
Prenuptial agreements and marital home
Family Law – Prenuptial Agreements One of the issues that people considering a prenuptial agreement should be discussing is what provisions, if any, should be made in that agreement related to the parties’ future marital residence. After their marriage, if they are going to live in a house that was […]
Worker’s Compensation – Is that it?
When a person in Pennsylvania is injured at work, regardless of whether the employer was at fault or not, the person is entitled to worker’s compensation insurance benefits which will compensate him or her for any lost wages. In exchange for being automatically entitled to such a recovery, the person […]
Why is my friend getting more than me?
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. If you are in a car accident and a family member is in a different one- why isn’t recovery the same? There are many factors that go into determining a settlement value of a case. First- the specifics of […]
Pennsylvania Benefit Corporations
Recent years have seen a growing interest in the adoption of environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices by businesses. On October 24, 2012 Governor Corbett signed into law Chapter 33 of Title 15 (the Pennsylvania Associations Code) which authorizes the organization of a new form of business corporation that offers […]
Real Estate finance and Estate Planning
Hot Tips: Divorce and Estate Planning: Careful, Competent Lawyers Must Think of Everything! If you are separated and not yet divorced, what is it important for you to think about or know? Review your current Will and make changes to protect yourself. Do not wait until your divorce is final. […]
Social Networking After an Accident
Social Networking After an Accident After you are in an accident and are safe, you often want to tell the whole world how somebody did something wrong and hurt you. That feeling is extremely natural. However, it can hurt any potential case you may have. Every solicitor will tell you […]
When Does Child Support End?
When Does Child Support End? Generally speaking, the obligation of one parent (usually the one with partial physical custody) to the other parent (usually the one with primary physical custody) for payment of child support ends when the child reaches age 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes last. […]
Why Draft a Will
Wills, Trusts, Estates and Taxes – Why draft a will when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania already provides one? What happens if you die without a will? In Pennsylvania, your assets* that are in your name will be distributed based on the intestate succession laws of Pennsylvania. Specifically, your property will […]
New Associations Code Amendments, Part 1
New Associations Code Amendments, Part 1 Senate Bill 304 was signed into law on July 9, 2013 by Governor Corbett as the GAA Amendments Act of 2013 (the “Act”) to be effective September 7, 2013. The Act was drafted by the Title 15/Business Associations Committee of the Section on Business […]