Summertime custody issues

Once school is out and summertime rolls around, a whole new set of issues and areas of conflict can arise between separated parents. Separated parents need to agree upon a schedule of activities, vacations, and child care for their children. If necessary, courts can resolve these issues if agreements cannot […]

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After you are divorced

You got your divorce decree or had your support or custody hearing, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be seeing much of your family lawyer anymore.. In actuality, you may need to build a relationship with your attorney until each of your children turn 18. Here are some things […]

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Changes to Power of Attorney Law

On July 2, 2014, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 95 which amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. Act 95, amongst other modifications, provides for the form of power of attorney, for the implementation of the power of attorney and […]

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New Jersey Alimony Laws

Divorce lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm, Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, serve clients in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and in the state of New Jersey. In recent months, the state of New Jersey enacted significant changes to their alimony laws. Prior to the enactment of the changes, New […]

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Is Mediation right for you?

As discussed in our other article, Mediation and Family Law: Advice from Our Lawyers in Philadelphia, mediation is a process whereby a third party facilitates a conversation between you and your spouse to aid you in reaching a resolution. Taking the court route can be an expensive endeavor, making mediation […]

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Due Diligence-Residential Property

Knowing the home-buying basics (see https://rodrockhomes.com/home-buying-basics/) is one of the many steps you can take towards purchasing a property. Prior to purchase, it is the responsibility of the buyer to perform a thorough inspection of the property, often referred to as “due diligence.” The whole process of buying a house […]

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PA Income Taxes and Discharge of Debt

In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case, the court upheld the Commonwealth court’s decision that nonresident limited partners, in a partnership with the sole purpose of investing in property located in Pennsylvania, are responsible for Pennsylvania income taxes on their share of income from a discharge of debt as a […]

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