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Do You See What I See?

Have you looked at your family members with open eyes to see what has changed in the past year?  Holidays are a great opportunity to evaluate aging family members.  Often we don’t get to see our parents, grandparents, aunts, and [...Read More]

How to Help Your Child Cope with Separation or Divorce

There is no question that separation or divorce is stressful on everyone involved, but it can be particularly stressful for children of the separating or divorcing couple.  The degree of stress varies, though, as not all children will react the [...Read More]

So You Want to Start Your Own Business?

I am continually impressed with the level of entrepreneurship in our country.  Lately, the “hot” new local business is craft breweries, but there are many exciting business opportunities. Very often the inspiration for a new business comes from the lack [...Read More]

National Adoption Day

November 17th was National Adoption Day.  Adoptions are one of the few truly joyous moments that a family law practitioner has the honor of facilitating.  Pennsylvania has an Adoption Act codified at 23 Pa.C.S. § 2101, et seq. which discusses [...Read More]

Act 79 -Provides greater security for victims of abuse in Pennsylvania

On October 12, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe signed in to law Act 79 which amends Pennsylvania’s Protection from Abuse Act (23 Pa.C.S.A. 6107). The changes modify some of the provisions that deal with the possession of guns and firearm [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You

Tax Planning: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You Individual Tax Rates Standard vs. Itemized Deductions Charitable Donation Deduction Increase Other Impacts of Trump’s Tax Reform When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 5:30 pm Where: 635 n. 12th [...Read More]

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Bankruptcy Questions

Q: Will I lose my house? A: Generally speaking, no.  Most bankruptcies involve the use of substantial exemptions provided by State and Federal law, so it is unlikely that you will lose your house, unless you do so voluntarily.  For [...Read More]

Custody Schedules During the Holidays

As some of the major holidays are approaching, now is an excellent time to locate and dust off your custody order and read through it, especially those paragraphs that discuss Trick-or-Treat, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and/or New Years. If the [...Read More]

Providing for Your Personal Property

When thinking about your estate planning, you should also consider where you want your personal property to go.  Many of us have a unique property that might require special consideration or even proactive planning before our death.   Rare collectibles, family [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Protecting Your Pets & Other Unique Assets

Worried about providing for your “animal” family? Who gets great grandma’s china? Is that painting on your wall really worth anything? How do you divide up your “stuff” in the house? These and other “unique” assets will be discussed. When: [...Read More]