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 […]

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Fertility Contracts

Fertility Contracts Legal issues can arise with assisted reproductive technology.  What happens if a married couple freezes embryos and later separates?  Who decides what happens to the frozen embroyos?  Does a sperm or egg donor have a child support obligation to the child born from this arrangement? What happens if […]

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Condominium Association Pitfalls

Real Estate – Condominium or Homeowners’ Association Operating Pitfalls Must the Association hold formal meetings, adopt formal resolutions and keep formal minutes?  Are our rules and regulations enforceable?  Do changes in our rules and procedures require formal amendment of our governing documents?  Can portions of our governing documents be unenforceable […]

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Standard Contract?

There is almost no such thing as a “standard” contract.  Each contract is unique and merits the attention of an experienced lawyer to raise the proper questions and deal with the proper issues.  Although your review will not be from a legal point of view, but rather from a layman’s […]

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New Lease for my Business

Real Estate – New lease for my business Why can’t I just sign the landlord’s form lease? Who should make various repairs to the premises? What can happen if the landlord is not satisfied with my repairs? Do I have the right to alter the premises and install fixtures and […]

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College Support

College Support Under the present law in Pennsylvania, neither parent has any legal obligation to pay for the college education of their children. This means that no court can order someone to pay for tuition, room, board, books or fees. Once a child has graduated from high school or turned […]

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