How Will Divorce Affect My Business?
Divorce and business. For the owner, running the business can be never-ending and all-consuming. In many cases, the commitment and passion for it can contribute to strains in your personal life, leading to a struggling marriage and divorce. Consult with a divorce attorney if you own a business and are facing a divorce proceeding. Will […]
How to Write a Valid Will
Do you need a lawyer to create a valid will? Short answer: no. If you have a basic, straightforward estate, you can use an online service to create one. Even so, there are some essentials to ensuring your will is valid. Each state has laws defining what constitutes a valid will. Consequently, making sure you […]
What is an LLC Operating Agreement?
An operating agreement is essential if you're forming a limited liability corporation (LLC). An LLC operating agreement, also referred to as an LLC agreement, establishes the business' financial and managerial duties, including rules, regulations, and provisions. In short, it governs the internal operations of the company. As an LLC, the operating agreement addresses various issues […]
Pennsylvania Tree Laws
Below is a primer on the municipal laws regarding trees along property lines and public rights of way in Pennsylvania Municipalities. Pennsylvanians need to understand their rights and liabilities concerning hazard trees and property line laws. With the rapid infestation of invasive tree pests like the Spotted Lanternfly and Emerald Ash Borer in Pennsylvania, many […]
Co-Parenting Tips for Vacation Season
Follow These Co-Parenting Tips for Single Parents Seeking a Stress-Free Summer. I developed this post to help parents and their family lawyers plan for the slew of legal co-parenting complications the summer might bring. Without the structure of school, even the tightest co-parenting plans face challenges. Whether an uncoupling was friendly or not, it takes […]
How to Collect a Judgment in Pennsylvania
You and your attorney filed a lawsuit. The county court judge awarded you the verdict. Everything’s great. Right? Well, brace yourself. Because now the tricky part comes – how to collect a judgment. It happens all the time, especially in a small claims judgment. Maybe you’re a landlord trying to evict a delinquent tenant behind […]
The 5 Most Important Estate Planning Documents
What are the 5 Most Important Estate Planning Documents? Noted author and financial planner Suze Orman says, "Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family." And she's right. But if you create one, you need to do it right. So first, talk with an estate attorney. Second, make sure your […]
Guidelines for Child Support in PA
Courts order child support in PA to help defray the costs of rearing a child. Let’s start with the basics. Support obligations typically lasts until a child turns 18. However, payments can extend beyond that if a child is still in high school or has physical or mental conditions requiring additional support. A Child support […]
What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Comp?
With limited exceptions, Pennsylvania requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employees will be happy to know that workers' comp coverage applies to those throughout their employment. But what if your employer doesn’t have workers’ comp? First, your employer faces some harsh penalties. It’s considered a criminal offense where the employer faces fines up to […]
Small Business Legal Issues
Nearly one-quarter of U.S. small businesses closed during the pandemic's peak in May 2020. Many of them from legal issues that could have been prevented. Common Small Business Legal Issues Small businesses face many challenges, especially in an economic climate ravaged by the pandemic—many closed shops in the last two years. Issues small businesses […]