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 face […]
Family Lawyer vs. Divorce Lawyer
Your marriage is on the rocks. It’s time to find a lawyer near you to represent you in what’s beginning to look like an ugly divorce. But who should you consult? Which lawyer is better, a divorce lawyer vs. a family lawyer. Truth be told, it doesn’t matter. Either lawyer can represent you effectively. Moreover, […]
What is Estate Planning?
Let’s start by understanding what estate planning is before moving on to why it’s essential. But hopefully, after reading through this, you’ll feel comfortable reaching out to an estate attorney near you to begin planning your estate. What is an Estate? To answer the question of what is estate planning, let's first begin with defining […]
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Nobody wants to think about it – hiring a lawyer. After all, Will Rogers once said, “The minute you read something you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.” But face it. Lawyers are necessary. The question becomes, when do you need a lawyer? Each year, cases […]
The Meaning of Gray Divorce or Divorce After 50
It's growing more common for couples to divorce after 50 and later in life. It's also becoming more socially accepted. So let's take a closer look at the meaning of gray divorce. Sometimes, people finally feel financially stable enough for a gray divorce. Perhaps, they've reached a certain age and are ready for something different. […]
How to Qualify for Disability
Social Security uses a strict 5-step process to determine if you qualify for disability. That's true regardless of whether you apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. If you're questioning how to qualify for disability, you are unlikely to receive benefits if you don't match the criteria listed in the below steps. So let's get to […]
Tax Update 2022: Child Tax Credit for Separated or Divorced Parents
If you're a divorced or separated parent, now is the time to discuss who will claim each child as dependent on your 2021 tax return to maximize the child tax credit. Talking with a family law attorney can also give you more insight. A Family Law Attorney May Help Increase Your Child Tax Credit We've […]
How to Choose the Best Lawyer
Having to hire a lawyer may not be one of your favorite things to do. After all, who wants to confront a legal issue? But the reality is that at some point, you’ll likely require the services of a good attorney for a real estate transaction, a family law issue, workers comp, or even a […]
Date of Separation and What PA Courts Consider During a Divorce
In many cases, divorcing couples don’t realize that the exact date of separation may be crucial within the divorce process. When I meet clients who are seeking a divorce, they often casually tell me that their marriage “really” ended months or years earlier, they just stayed married legally. They’ve typically chosen to uphold their legal […]