April 12, 2020

First Line of Defense is Offense- Estate Planning to Take Control of Your Affairs

There are many financial decisions you can control to maximize your estate for your heirs after you pass.  Now more than ever, it is crucial to make sure your affairs are in order.  Pennsylvania is one of several states that still has an inheritance tax. The tax rate for Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax is 4.5% for […]

Unemployment Compensation and Support Orders in Today’s Economy

Unemployment Compensation and Support Orders Unemployment. It is often an unexpected event that many may face but few are prepared to endure.  In some circumstances, a portion of one’s income can be recouped by applying for and receiving unemployment compensation.  Unemployment and the loss of one’s normal income can be stressful.  That stress is further […]

Last Wills and Testaments – Estate Planning

Last Wills and Testaments are the last people think of when they talk to their families, friends or spouses.  Most people find talking about creating what we call an “Estate Plan” is morbid.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  It is a wonderful gift you can give your family and friends.  It not on […]

April 9, 2020

CCES Process in Bucks County and what to Expect

CCES Process in Bucks County and What to Expect Have you recently been ordered or agreed to participate in the CCES program? The process can be extensive and confusing for most. You may be thinking to yourself, what is it that I need to know, how much does it cost and what happens  after CCES. […]

March 28, 2020

Adverse Possession in PA – Know The Law

Have you ever heard a story about a person finding someone on their property without their permission? These stories are often long because of the legal issues involved. It turns out that removing someone who is illegally living on your property can get a bit tricky. The technical legal term for this type of situation […]

The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements in Business Relationships

It is important for any business with more than one owner to have a well drafted buy-sell agreement in place. These contracts, often referred to as buy-out agreements, govern what will happen in the event of an owner leaving the business for whatever reason. Failing to properly value a business or misunderstanding the different valuation […]

March 26, 2020

Taxes And Divorce

With the tax deadline quickly approaching there are many things that need to be considered when going through a divorce. Taxes are complicated and can add issues to a divorce where there may not even be many issues. Many issues can arise out of filing taxes during or after your divorce.   One example of […]

Navigating Parenting Post Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult process for a child to go through. It can add on extra stress while they are already undergoing difficulties with other things such as school, extra-curricular activities, sports, or anything else they are involved in. It is important to help them maintain organization with all the added time adjustments living […]

March 25, 2020

What To Expect With The Closure of Courthouses

COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s lives in more ways than we could have imagined. The virus is incredibly contagious and being in the same room can expose you to catching it. In order to contain the virus and flatten the curve of patients overwhelming our health care system schools, churches, retail stores, and many crowded areas, […]

February 24, 2020

What To Consider Before Filing For Divorce

When faced with a life changing event like a divorce, it is important to take into consideration the possible outcomes and factors at play. It is vital that you look at what to consider before you consider filing divorce. These four questions will help you make the decision on whether you are prepared to file […]

February 17, 2020

Steps To Take After Your Divorce

When your divorce is finalized it can feel like the end of a tedious process. However, while your marriage is officially ended your duties to the divorce may not be. Whether you have a settlement agreement, or it is ordered by a court there may be steps after the finalization that you are required to […]

February 12, 2020

What Not To Do After Divorce

Getting your divorce decree can feel like you’ve had a massive weight lifted off your shoulders. You may feel a certain sense of freedom now that the long and drawn out process is finally over. However, when your divorce is finalized there are still things that can get you into trouble, especially if children are […]

February 10, 2020

Changes In Alimony Tax Law

Starting in the 2019 tax year there are changes in alimony tax law. Alimony payments are no longer tax deductible. They are also no longer reported as income by the recipient. The reason this is now like this is because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in 2017 eliminated the […]

February 6, 2020

Grandparents Rights

As a grandparent, the bond with your grandchildren is special. Being able to spend time with your grandchildren is important for both grandparents and grandchildren. Unfortunately, there is no grandparents rights rule or law. You have less legal rights to your grandchildren than their parents do. The parents are the primary legal custodians of the […]

February 4, 2020

What To Expect In A Final Divorce Trial

When it comes to your divorce, walking into the court room may be the most intimidating part of the whole procedure, for someone who has never been there before. The fear of the unexpected in a final divorce trial can keep people up at night. Being prepared can help your case go a lot smoother […]

Protection From Abuse Order

Family violence is a very serious issue that happens usually behind closed doors. These victims often feel terrified, helpless, and alone with no way out. However, there is a lifeline and help can be found. The courts can provide protection through the law when needed. A protection from abuse order can help victims of family […]

February 3, 2020

Child Custody For Unmarried Parents

In a divorce the law clearly and adequately covers separation of two parties. However, when it comes to unmarried parents’ things can tend to get murky and much of which becomes a gray area. Splitting assets can be messy for two unmarried people who are living together. Things get even more complicated when dealing with […]

How People Can Hide Money in a Divorce

In today’s day and age hiding money and valuable assets away can be very difficult but not completely impossible. There are many ways people can try and hide money from their significant other. When facing a divorce equitable distribution can be an over whelming thought. When it comes to monitoring assets, its important to keep […]