“I hope you have a good lawyer.”
Those are usually pretty ominous words. But when you own a business, those are words to live by. It’s not that you’re automatically in danger of litigation, but that you need someone to handle a number of different jobs.
Think of your business lawyer like a Swiss Army Knife, able to tackle any number of jobs. Here are some common reasons you might need to hire a business attorney in Doylestown.
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In an ideal world, every child custody agreement would benefit the children as well as the parents. Yet such a result is less common than most assume.
Plenty of parents will push for child custody arrangement language that is weighed in his or her favor. The aim of such parents is often to prove the other party is inferior in the context of raising a child. This is the type of situation every parent should strive to avoid, not only to protect his or her own interests but also for the sake of the child.
The best child custody agreements, made with the assistance of a family law attorney, arrive at creative solutions for adults who will live apart yet participate in the child’s upbringing in a meaningful manner. A sharing of parental responsibilities makes life easier for the child as well as the parents.
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If you reach the point where you are unable to make decisions regarding your medical care due to advanced age, an accident or an illness, a living will, trust and durable health care power of attorney will prove essential.
The failure to take advantage of these legal tools will jeopardize your assets as well as your care. The last thing you need is for an estranged family member, physician or even a judge to make decisions about your health and wealth.
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There’s a new matrimonial trend that has nothing to do with dresses or décor. It’s called the postnuptial agreement, and it’s growing in popularity here in Bucks County.
Not unlike a prenuptial agreement, which is a contract entered into prior to marriage, a postnuptial agreement is a contract designed to settle a couple’s affairs and assets if they choose to separate or get a divorce.
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Why is it that so many of us leave this world without ever having written a living will?
That’s actually a fairly easy question to answer: Very few of us like to think about our own death, much less acknowledge its inevitability. The thought that we’re going to die someday is not a particularly pleasant one.
Nevertheless, passing away without having written a living will can create a bevy of problems for you, your family and other loved ones.
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Marriages may end, but being a parent is a lifetime job. After a divorce, you may be required to pay child support, or you might find that you depend on it to manage your household budget.
While each state has its own guidelines, the amount of child support you pay or receive is calculated using several factors, including:
- Each parent’s income
- The child’s standard of living before the divorce
- Any financial needs that are specific to the child
If you’re someone who makes their child support payments on time, congratulations. You’re in the 50 percent of the divorced population that does so, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Fear: It’s a subject that most of us prefer not to dwell upon as we grow into our senior years—the time of life when our bodies, and occasionally even our minds, begin to betray us. But it’s worth remembering that fear is a perfectly natural emotion. It exists to alert us to possible dangers, and to help keep us safe. And yes, there seems to be more than enough unwelcome scenarios to fear as we enter the latter years of our lives.
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Here’s a phrase anyone going through a divorce proceeding is likely to hear over and over:
It’s an important term to remember, as it’s something that affects many divorce cases. If you’re seeking legal options for proceeding with a divorce in Bucks County, here’s what equitable distribution means for you:
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Taking on a power of attorney role for a loved one—often, this loved one will be an older family member, likely with failing health or mental faculties—is an enormous responsibility.
The first step is assuring that you execute this responsibility properly, and in the best interest of everyone involved. To successfully accomplish that, you’ll need to understand exactly which duties and responsibilities are involved with a power of attorney role.
But first, here’s a brief primer on what, exactly, a power of attorney is, along with some of the related legal jargon you’ll want to understand.
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It’s rare that we hear divorce described in a positive light. We use terms like “messy divorce,” “ugly divorce,” “painful divorce.”
Then again, why shouldn’t we? The collapse of a marriage is bound to be messy, ugly and painful. It’s an emotional time, and one when letting our feelings cloud our judgement can have dire consequences.
You can avoid those consequences by slowing down and taking careful, measured steps and speaking with a divorce attorney in Bucks County before proceeding. Here are seven things you should do before filing for divorce.
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