Same-Sex Marriage and Custody Rights: In Loco Parentis Standing In Pennsylvania

Posted March 14, 2018

By Ashley B. Stitzer, Esquire In the recent decision of A.J.B. v. A.G.B., 2018 Pa. Super. 50 (Mar. 7, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed whether an ex-spouse of a same-sex marriage, who was not the biological parent of a child born during the marriage, had in loco parentis standing to pursue custody of the […]

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Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault? Terminology Matters

Posted March 5, 2018

By Caroline G. Donato In the last couple of years, the news has been replete with stories involving allegations of sexual misconduct or assault. Such allegations range from workplace harassment to rape. Prominent examples include President Trump’s Access Hollywood “locker room talk”; Senator Al Franken’s allegations of sexual harassment; Matt Lauer’s allegations of sexually inappropriate […]

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Chester County Bar Association: 2018 Law Day Celebration

Posted March 1, 2018

Our friends at the Chester County Bar Association are working hard to prepare for the 2018 Law Day Celebration on May 4, 2018. Leading up to the big day, our young students shouldn’t miss the opportunity to submit an essay for a chance at a scholarship or to enter the poster contest for a chance at […]

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Divorce in Pennsylvania: defining separation

Posted February 27, 2018

By Adam H. Tanker One of the first questions clients ask me when considering divorce is, “do we need to file for legal separation?”  In Pennsylvania, there is no such thing as a “legal separation”. However, it is important to determine a couple’s actual separation date for a variety of reasons. For example, the date […]

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Tax Identity Theft: How Filing Early Can Protect You

Posted February 13, 2018

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri Now that we are past the holiday season, if you are like many Americans it is time to start thinking about filing your Individual Income Tax returns.  This year the deadline is April 17, 2018, to file your 2017 taxes.  However, in the event you need additional time, you have the ability […]

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MacElree Harvey Welcomes Estate Planning Attorney Stephen M. Porter

Posted February 8, 2018

February 2018 MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Porter has joined the Firm’s West Chester office as an associate in the Estate Planning Department. Porter will work closely with clients across Pennsylvania, assisting them with various estate planning matters, including estates & trusts, tax planning, and elder law. “I am extremely […]

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What to know about Pennsylvania’s new 1099-MISC withholding tax requirements

Posted January 25, 2018

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri The tax bill signed by Governor Tom Wolf on October 30, 2017, made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s 1099-MISC withholding tax requirements. Act 43 of 2017 created a withholding obligation for certain payors of Pennsylvania-source income and lessees of Pennsylvania real estate to non-residents. The bill also expanded the requirements with respect to […]

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Delaware PIP coverage: what to know about Independent Medical Examinations

Posted January 16, 2018

By Tiffany M. Shrenk Were you injured in a motor vehicle collision in Delaware while occupying a vehicle insured in Delaware? The coverage of that vehicle is the primary payer of medical treatment and lost wages, known as your personal injury protection coverage or “PIP”. PIP coverage determines the number of payments your insurance company […]

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Key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted January 9, 2018

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is one of the more significant changes in decades to the Tax Code. While touted as “tax simplification”, the result is anything but simplification. Below are some of the key provisions of the TCJA. Individual Tax Rates and Brackets: The TCJA provides for […]

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Do you have a legal claim if you slip and fall on snow or ice in Pennsylvania?

Posted January 5, 2018

By Timothy F. Rayne As a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer, I get a lot of calls from people in Wintertime who have fallen on snow or ice and have been injured. They want to know their legal rights and whether or not they can make a claim for compensation. Whether they have a viable legal claim […]

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