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5 Things You Need to Know About Social Media and Divorce

June 20, 2017 By Melissa M. Boyd Social media is a constant presence in our lives. It has become a forum for us to catch up with friends across distances, share our triumphs large and small, and feel more connected to family. As such, social networking can be a positive experience. Yet it can be […]

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Cutting the Ties: What You Need to Know About Severance Agreements

June 13, 2017 By Melanie Murphy Separating from an employer, even in the best of circumstances, can be a stressful transition.  When the separation stems from a termination or layoff, however, the unexpected nature of the transition only serves to amplify the stress. It is at this highly stressful time that you may be faced […]

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Statute of Repose in the Context of Construction Cases

June 6, 2017 By Kevin Cornish Imagine you are a homeowner and you hire someone to perform a construction project on your house. Or, you are a contractor who performed some type of construction.  Once a job is completed, what is the maximum amount of time that Pennsylvania allow for a lawsuit to be filed […]

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A Daughter’s Plea

In Loving Memory of Christina C. Henrick (December 27, 1949-April 28, 2017) May 24, 2017 By Stephanie A. Henrick While this is extremely hard for me to write, I think it is important to share my personal experience in order to hopefully prevent others from suffering what I have just gone through. I am an […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Auto Insurance Policy: Are You Adequately Covered?

May 17, 2017 By Douglas Wayne Automobile insurance is a necessary evil.   No one likes paying for a product like auto insurance that no one wants to ever have to use.   However, the only thing worse than paying for unused automobile insurance is discovering, after an accident, that the automobile insurance you have been paying […]

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Compensatory Time Coming to a Private Employer Near You?

May 10, 2017 By James B. Shrimp Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1180, entitled the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (“WFFA”). Consideration of the WFFA is now onto the Senate. The WFFA will amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to permit an employer, at the employer’s option, to provide […]

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Planning your Estate – Living Wills

May 2, 2017 By Donald Petrille, Jr. When planning your estate, it is often the best time to discuss how you would like your health care decisions to be made in the event you cannot communicate your wishes.  An advanced healthcare directive is a necessary document for any future planning. Many people broadly use the […]

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Beware of Nursing Home Admissions “Agreement”

April 26, 2017 By Eric G. Marttila Most families have faced, or will have to face at some point, the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility.  As hard as it is to believe, when this happens, we all need to be aware that some such […]

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When Counseling Perpetuates Abuse

April 18, 2017 As family law attorneys we often take for granted that the paperwork required by the Court in order to begin a divorce action is simply administrative “filler.” We often tell clients that the counseling notice we are required to file with a divorce complaint is a formality and is never utilized.  But […]

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Tax Assessment Appeals in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties

April 11, 2017 By Sireen I. Tucker Unfortunately, it is that time of year again…tax season. However, I’m not talking about personal income tax, but real estate tax appeals. The deadline for filing a real estate tax assessment appeal for property owners in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties is August 1, 2017 and October […]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination: The Legal Jumble

April 5, 2017 By James Shrimp Imagine getting married, legally, on Saturday and then getting terminated by your employer on Monday because of who you married?  For members of the LGBT community that is a possibility for which currently there is no, or very limited, legal recourse.  But the tide may slowly be changing. On […]

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Purchasing a Condominium Unit in Pennsylvania: What to Look For

March 22, 2017 By Arnold Heller Purchasing a unit in a condominium is not the same as purchasing a single family, detached house. When purchasing a newly constructed or to be constructed condominium unit in Pennsylvania, there are certain matters that purchasers should be aware of. A few of those are listed below. New Unit […]

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Mediation: Protect What you Bargain For

February 28, 2017 Strengths and Weaknesses of Non-Attorney Guided Mediation Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute resolution tool that helps separating couples who want to amicably settle their issues with minimal involvement of the legal system. A good mediator is one who will guide the spouses during their negotiations, facilitate meaningful dialogue and point the […]

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Can I Expunge My Protection From Abuse Order?

February 21, 2017 By Elizabeth Early A question that we commonly hear from litigants who are defending or have defended against a Petition for a Protection from Abuse Order is whether the Order can be expunged from their record. The answer is: that depends on how far through the legal system the Protection from Abuse […]

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Breaking Down “BYOD” Policies

February 14, 2017 By Melanie Murphy The explosion of smartphones, tablets and technology generally, has inevitably resulted in employees performing work tasks on their personal devices.  In the age of the ever present smartphone, and for many, the accompanying compulsion to stay constantly connected, employers and employees find themselves balancing the benefits and pitfalls of […]

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