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The Future of E-Verify: What is it and will it become mandatory for Pennsylvania Employers?

Posted March 29, 2009

At the recent 30th Annual Immigration Law Update, one topic that came up during numerous seminars was the topic of E-Verify. What is E-Verify? Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act requires employers to verify that all employees are authorized to work and have established their identities using Form I-9. The United States Department […]

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Family Court Litigants Can Resolve Differences Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted February 1, 2009

The Court system has a budget problem arising from an increase in case filings with no corresponding budget increase to handle the additional caseload. The current financial crisis does not appear to have decreased Family Court filings: over 40,000 new petitions were filed in 2008. Many people going through divorce or custody disputes may not […]

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Family Court Litigants Can Resolve Differences Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted February 1, 2009

The Court system has a budget problem arising from an increase in case filings with no corresponding budget increase to handle the additional caseload. The current financial crisis does not appear to have decreased Family Court filings: over 40,000 new petitions were filed in 2008. Many people going through divorce or custody disputes may not […]

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Family Care Agreements in Difficult Economic Times

Posted February 1, 2009

Caregiver agreements are formal contracts under which relatives are hired to care for elderly family members. Although these types of contracts are not new, families may be open to entering into a family care agreement given our current economic downturn. Because it can impact the size of an estate, the caregiver agreement has been used […]

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Local Counsel or Unauthorized Practice: Lessons of Tonwe

Posted February 1, 2009

The final installment in a three-part series on local counsel. Click here for second installment. The previous two installments (which appeared in our December and January newsletters) outlined the responsibilities of and the protection afforded by local counsel. This final installment will focus on the consequences for not following the rules for engagement of an […]

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Local Counsel: How to Effectively Handle Your Legal Issues Occurring in Another State

Posted January 29, 2009

The second installment in a three-part series on local counsel using examples from Delaware. Click here for last installment. Last month I posed the question: What happens if you live outside of the state of Delaware, but have a legal matter that has to be decided in Delaware Courts? My first installment addressed the need […]

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New Approach to Custody Arrangements

Posted November 29, 2008

“Nesting” provides another alternative for divorced parents with children. A factor in many divorces today is the custody of the children. When parties divorce, one intact family unit becomes two family units. The Courts strive to determine a custody schedule in each case which serves the best interests of the children. Traditionally, this has meant […]

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The Relationship Between Pensions and Social Security

Posted November 29, 2008

In two landmark decisions earlier this year, the Delaware Supreme Court set forth standards and guidelines regarding the interplay between pensions and social security. In Forrester v. Forrester, the husband appealed a Family Court Order which divided his City of Wilmington police pension and accumulated compensatory time. Husband argued that his pension was a “substitute” […]

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Who Has Exclusive Possession of My House?

Posted November 3, 2008

Ten years ago, in happier times, Miguel and Megan purchased their home together, owning the property and creating a tenancy by the entirety. A tenancy by the entirety is created between a husband and wife and by which together they hold title to the whole with Right of Survivorship. Miguel and Megan are now in […]

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ABC . . .DeLage Landen – A Cautionary Tale of Equipment Finance Leasing

Posted July 29, 2008

A manufacturer’s rep comes to your business to show you his company’s new digital color/copier/printer system. It has all the bells and whistles. He tells you that he can get you favorable lease terms. You agree and he provides you with “paper work.” You may or may not notice, for the first time, that the […]

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