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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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What are the Consequences of a Second-Offense DUI in Pennsylvania?

By now you might have read the story of Tasha Lynn Schleicher, whom police have described as “one of the worst DUI offenders in the United States.” Earlier this month, Schleicher, of Minnesota, was a...

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How to Know If You’re Getting a Fair Divorce | Doylestown Divorce Lawyer

Whenever we talk about divorce on this blog, we try to acknowledge that it’s rarely an easy thing. But while going through a divorce isn’t pleasant, the process should at least be fair. Fair for you....

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Leslie A. Dalton, Esq. Joins Penglase & Benson, Inc.

Penglase & Benson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Leslie A. Dalton.

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Understanding Alimony in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania courts can order an ex-spouse to pay three types of financial support during a divorce case: spousal support, alimony pendente lite and alimony.

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The Differences Between NJ and PA DUI Charges

Spend time traveling between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you’ll start to notice little differences, on everything from gas pumps to state government. Another key difference: DUI laws.

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How Will Your Custody Agreement Impact Your Taxes?

Ask any Doylestown child custody lawyer, and they’ll tell you many of their clients are in a pretty rough emotional state. Divorce is never easy, but it’s important not to lose sight of the practical...

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Tips for Writing Your Will

Writing a will is one of the basics of estate planning. It’s also something 40 percent of us avoid doing. And on some level, we can understand that. Writing a will means acknowledging the end of our ...

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The Consequences of Parole Violation in Pennsylvania

The term “parole” dates back to the Medieval era, and comes from the French word for “speech,” although a more exact meaning is “word of honor.” Long before the modern criminal law system came into b...

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How Do Federal & State Drug Charges Differ in PA?

The phrase “tough on crime” means different things in different parts of the world. For example: In the United States, the federal sentence for most first offense drug possession charges is less than...

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