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The Proper Use of Legal Business Entities: How to Protect Your Personal Assets

Posted December 10, 2018

By Robert A. Burke, Esquire- The main purpose of forming a separate legal entity to operate a business is the protection of personal assets.  This multi-part series of articles will discuss in detail the proper use of the corporate form.  These articles will hopefully help you avoid common mistakes that could expose your personal and […]

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What is Mediation?

Posted December 4, 2018

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire- Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby the parties to a lawsuit engage a third-party neutral to act as the mediator and facilitate settlement discussions amongst the parties.  Mediations are common tools used to resolve any type of civil litigation case, but they are commonly used in Delaware […]

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Proposed Regulations Offer More Guidance for New Tax Breaks

Posted November 26, 2018

By Frank Marano, Jr., Esquire- The 2017 Tax Act eased obligations on C-corporations by reducing the top corporate tax rate to 21% and placed passthrough business owners (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liabilities companies, and S corporations) at somewhat of a disadvantage as they continue to be taxed at the individual tax rates of the owners […]

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Stormwater Issues: An Overview for the Pennsylvania Property Owner

Posted November 20, 2018

By Matthew M. McKeon-  When the ground is unable to absorb all of the stormwater from a given event, stormwater runoff can cause mischief for you and, sometimes, your neighbors. Factors which Cause Stormwater Problems Stormwater issues can be caused by several different factors, including: The topography of a property, including runoff from uphill neighboring […]

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The Payment of Attorneys Fees in Trust and Estate Litigation

Posted November 12, 2018

Litigation is expensive. A common issue that comes up in Trust and Estate Litigation is the issue of who should pay for attorneys’ fees relating to the administration of a Trust or Estate. More importantly, who should pay for attorneys’ fees where litigation is necessary to preserve the assets of the Estate or where it […]

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The Guardianship Tracking System – A Different Perspective

Posted October 29, 2018

Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire- Toward the end of August of this year, we issued an article to help spread the word about Pennsylvania’s new Guardianship Tracking System, which was developed by the Information Technology arm of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC/IT) and the Office of Elder Justice in the Courts.  The system, known […]

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Married With Children … But No Will

Posted October 23, 2018

Kristen R. Matthews, Esquire- My husband and I have three (3) children together.  Suppose despite our best intentions (life is busy after all!) we just haven’t gotten around to doing our Wills yet.  If I passed tomorrow, everything I own would just “automatically” pass to my husband, right? Clients are surprised to learn that in […]

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Is it Cheaper to Keep Her (or Him)? How Spousal Support is Calculated

Posted October 15, 2018

By Shannon C. Braun, Paralegal and Lance J. Nelson, Esquire– When a husband and wife decide to get divorced, during the divorce process one spouse may owe the other spouse spousal support. In Pennsylvania, spousal support is calculated by a simple formula in accordance with the support guidelines. The formula for the calculation of spousal […]

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What To Do If Your Property Was Just Sold At Tax Sale

Posted October 9, 2018

By Michael G. Louis, Esquire– Anyone that owns a property in Pennsylvania is at risk of having their property sold at tax sale if they don’t pay their real estate taxes for two years. The next year your property will be listed for an Upset Tax Sale. What is a tax sale? There are several […]

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What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce?

Posted October 5, 2018

By Patrick J. Boyer, Esquire– Clients often ask, what documents do I need for my divorce? Divorce not only involves the dissolution of marital status but can affect nearly every aspect of your finances. As such, having the proper documentation is essential. To initiate a divorce action in Delaware, you will need either an original […]

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