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Pennsylvania Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney or “POA” under Pennsylvania Law is a written document in which the principal designates or appoints another as his or her agent.  The “durable” nature of the authority conferred upon the agent is exercisable notwithstanding the principal’s subsequent incapacity or disability.  Powers Granted to an Agent The principal should consider …

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All You Need To Know About DUI In Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA DUI LAW In Pennsylvania, an individual may not drive, operate or be in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle after imbibing a sufficient amount of alcohol such that the individual is rendered incapable of safely driving, operating or being in actual physical control of the movement of the vehicle.  The law …

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Pennsylvania Commercial Debt Collection Laws Explained

Companies and businesses with non-paying customers should take pro-active steps to compel payment.  Reducing accounts receivables and eliminating payment defaults increases a company’s cash flow and overall financial health.  Companies should hire a debt collection lawyer to assist with debt collections.  Debt collection lawyers can advise companies on Pennsylvania commercial debt collection laws and implement …

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What is Considered Marital Property in PA Divorce Laws?

In preparing for a divorce in Pennsylvania, one of the more significant issues you will need to address is how to divide the marital property.  Specifically, the parties to a divorce must determine which property is considered marital property and which spouse will walk away with what property.   EQUITABLE DIVISION V. COMMON LAW Pennsylvania is …

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Pennsylvania Divorce and Separation: The Distinction

In Pennsylvania, the term “divorce” means a divorce from the bonds of matrimony.  Simply put, a divorce is a legal end to the marriage when the Court issues a decree in divorce.  On the other hand, a married couple can choose to live “separate and apart”.  This means that there is an end to cohabitation, …

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How Do Separated PA Couples File Taxes While Awaiting Divorce?

Filing taxes during divorce is an overlooked matter.  People getting divorced are focused on the divorce process, their children, and what life will be like after the divorce.  As a Pennsylvania divorce attorney, I have concluded that divorcing couples overlook the importance of tax considerations.  Taxes are almost an afterthought.  However, there are some basic …

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A Detailed Overview of The Montgomery County Divorce Process

The divorce process in Montgomery County, PA can be a bit overwhelming for individuals going through it for the first time.  Men and women anticipating a divorce usually have increased stress when thinking about their soon to be ex, judges, lawyers, and a new life post-divorce.  We have represented men and women for over 20 …

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How Soon Can I File for a Divorce in Pennsylvania?

Although deciding to end a marriage is a decision that should not be taken lightly, once that decision is made, most people want to get the process over with as quickly as possible in order to regain their single status and be free of the marriage. Unlike many other states, Pennsylvania requires that couples seeking …

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Should You File a Fault or No-Fault Divorce in PA?

In Pennsylvania, individuals who want to file for divorce may have the option of filing “fault” or “no-fault” divorce.   FAULT DIVORCE – DEFINED As the name suggests, fault divorces are available to those married individuals who can prove very specific reasons why they should be divorced.  These reasons relate to the other spouse’s conduct that …

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