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Going Digital – Pennsylvania’s New Mandate for Court-Appointed Guardians

Posted August 14, 2018

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire– In the upcoming days and weeks, courts around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin to implement the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s directive that requires court-appointed guardians of incapacitated adults to file both inventories and annual reports online.  As for Chester County, the Pennsylvania Guardianship Tracking System (GTS) will become available as of […]

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Served with a Subpoena? Here’s What To Do

Posted August 2, 2018

By Brian J. Forgue– You may have encountered the term “subpoena” in crime novels, television shows, movies, or the news. However, receiving a subpoena in real life can be a jarring and confusing experience especially if you have little or no familiarity with the court system and don’t know how to properly respond. A subpoena […]

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DUI Investigation: What to Expect if You are Pulled Over

Posted July 30, 2018

By Caroline G. Donato– What most clients don’t realize is that, unless they haven’t consumed any alcohol, honesty about what and how much a driver might have consumed earlier in the night doesn’t make it any less likely the officer will investigate a DUI. Law enforcement uses the initial information offered by the driver to propel […]

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Is a Liability Waiver Enforceable?

Posted July 26, 2018

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire– If you have been enthralled by the drama portrayed during the 30th Anniversary of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you may be tempted to schedule a vacation to a warm-weather destination. Not just to soak up the sun, but to experience diving with sharks. Before you dive in with the big […]

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Flash Flooding: How to Avoid Disaster

Posted July 24, 2018

By Timothy F. Rayne– Each year, more deaths occur due to flash flooding than from any other severe weather hazard, including tornadoes and lightning. Here are some tips to help you stay safe when driving during flash flooding and unpredictable weather conditions: 1- Do Not Drive unless it is necessary. If you must drive, avoid roads near […]

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Power of Attorney: Why it is Important to Add it to Your College Packing Checklist

Posted July 20, 2018

By Kristen R. Matthews, CELA– Parents are often surprised to learn that once their child turns the age of majority, 18 in Pennsylvania, they no longer have a legal right to make medical and financial decisions for their child.  Sending your child off to college without both a General Durable Power of Attorney and a Healthcare Power […]

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The Delaware Supreme Court’s Attempt to Improve Work/Life Balance: A Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Thoughts

Posted July 19, 2018

By Isaac J. Jean-Pierre, Esquire According to a July 18, 2018 press release from the Delaware Supreme Court, all Delaware State Courts will embrace new standards aimed at improving the work/life balance for legal professionals working in the state.  The most significant change, slated to take effect on September 14, 2018, requires Delaware State Courts […]

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How Will Senate Bill 161 Affect Delaware’s Personal Injury Statute?

Posted July 17, 2018

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire– Delaware State Senate Bill 161 is currently awaiting consideration by the Banking, Business and Insurance Committee. If passed, it will drastically change the way medical providers are compensated when treating patients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Delaware. Currently, there is no fee schedule for medical providers […]

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Why Do They Call It Orphans’ Court?

Posted July 11, 2018

By John F. McKenna– I am often asked what is Orphans’ Court and why do they call it that? The other question, is what does the Orphans’ Court do? First of all, some, if not most States, call this type of court “Probate Court” and sometimes “Surrogate Court”. These Courts decide the validity of Wills, […]

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What went into the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban?

Posted July 9, 2018

By Adesewa K. Egunsola, Law Clerk On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Executive Order 13780, also known as either the “Muslim Ban” or more broadly as the “Travel Ban”. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion. Both Justices Kennedy and Thomas wrote concurrences. Meanwhile, Justices Breyer— who was joined by Justice […]

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