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How is Alimony Determined?

But how is alimony determined? There’s no simple formula. Courts in Pennsylvania will typically have an ex-spouse pay three types of support during a divorce.

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What’s the Difference Between Primary and Partial Custody?

Divorce can be a frightening experience, partly because there is so much uncertainty involved.

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The Most Dangerous Time for Drivers – DUI Arrests and the Holidays

Last year was a bad year for DUI crashes in Pennsylvania. According to state police, troopers responded to more than 5,100 DUI-related accidents in 2017, a 14 percent jump from the previous year.

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What Happens If I Die Without a Will?

Dying without a will means you are what the courts consider “intestate,” which means laws of your state determine how your property is distributed. In most cases, your assets would go to your spouse,...

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Why Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer

Whether it’s Google or the corner grocery store, every business needs a lawyer. “Wait a second,” you might be saying. “I can see why Google would need a lawyer. Facebook, sure. They’re always in the ...

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5 Steps Toward an Amicable Divorce

You’ve probably heard the term “amicable divorce” more than a few times throughout your life. “Amicable” is a word that often appears in news stories when celebrity couples decide to break up. But th...

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How a Lawyer Can Help You After a Car Accident

You drive this road every day. You know every turn, every stoplight, every sign. Every day, it’s pretty much the same drive. Then one day, it’s a different drive. You have a green light, but somebod...

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Three Things to Know About Negotiating Child Custody

In a perfect world, child custody negotiations would run smoothly every time. There’d be no need for us to write this blog post, let alone focus on this practice area. But we live in an imperfect wor...

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Will Pennsylvania Legalize Marijuana?

There’s change in the air when it comes to Pennsylvania marijuana laws and drug crimes. Earlier this month, the state began allowing people with medical marijuana cards to buy marijuana in dry leaf f...

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What is a Contested Divorce?

When Jim and Alice met during their first year in college they never would have thought the words “contested divorce” were anywhere in their future. They began dating at the end of sophomore year, go...

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What is Zoning?

Do you have a landfill lurching over your backyard? Is your next-door neighbor a nightclub? If not, you can thank your local zoning laws.

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How to Adopt a Stepchild in Pennsylvania

You’ve just gotten married. Your new spouse has kids from a previous marriage, but at this point, you think of them as your kids too. Unfortunately, the law has other ideas, at least when it comes to...

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What to Do If Your Teen Driver Is in an Accident

You’re 16 years old. You’ve just gotten your driver’s license. Signaling. Three-point turns. Parallel parking. You’ve proven yourself a master of Pennsylvania teen driving regulations. Then it comes ...

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What to Do If You’re Involved in a Pedestrian Accident

In our last blog post, we wrote about the dangers of texting while driving. But what about motor vehicle accidents that are the result of texting while walking? It turns out that can be equally as de...

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Phones Down: How to Reduce Distracted Driving

Andrea Lenk and Alicia Nicholson probably thought Feb. 6, 2016 would unfold like any other day. But driving through Cumberland County, Pennsylvania that day, they crossed paths in the most horrific w...

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