Jason Martin

Filing for Divorce in PA? 5 Things You Must Consider First

Thinking about getting a divorce in Pennsylvania?  In addition to surrounding yourself with the advice and support of family and friends, there are five (5) basic things you can do to help you throughout the process. 1. HIRE THE RIGHT PA DIVORCE LAWYER There are many divorce lawyers, but you should choose the right one …

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PA’s New Child Custody Law – Act 112 of 2010

Pennsylvania child custody cases are now governed by PA’s new child custody law, Act 112 of 2010.  The new law took effect on January 23, 2011.  The law states, “it is public policy of this Commonwealth, when in the best interest of the child, to assure a reasonable and continuing contact of the child with …

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3 Tips from An Experienced Collections Attorney

For years, I have represented many businesses who are challenged by non-paying customers.  Unfortunately, it is overly optimistic to assume that all customers will pay without legal intervention.  The reasons can vary, but debtors either choose not to pay or they simply do not have the financial ability to pay.  As a Pennsylvania collections attorney, …

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Pennsylvania Estate Planning and the Use of Trusts

What is a trust? A trust is a separate legal entity for holding and investing property.  One or more persons (the “trustee”) holds property, usually real estate or investments, for the benefit of another or several other people (the “beneficiary”).  The person who gives the property for the trust is known as the “donor” or …

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this article discusses how to get durable power of attorney in pennsylvania

Durable Power of Attorney Under Pennsylvania Law

A comprehensive estate plan should include a Power of Attorney.  A Power of Attorney or “POA” is a legal document in which a person appoints another to make decisions and carry out specific duties on behalf of the person.  Pennsylvania authorizes a “Durable” POA which means that the powers given to another are exercisable notwithstanding …

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The Red Flags Rule Begins on August 1, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will begin its enforcement of the “Red Flags Rule” on August 1, 2009. The Red Flags Rule requires businesses and organizations considered “creditors” under the law to develop, implement and administer a written program to safeguard against identity theft. The FTC has taken the position that health care providers that …

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