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Tips for Establishing a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

Pennsylvania’s population of adults aged 65 and older has increased significantly over the last 15 years — by nearly 14 percent. As baby boomers become senior citizens, the population of older adults will only grow larger. With more Americans living longer thanks to medical advances, it has also become increasingly important for people to not… Read More »

The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for Your Startup

The process of starting a business can be quite complicated. A sole proprietorship is relatively easy to launch as far as businesses go, but limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and corporations all come with complicating factors that involve considerable paperwork and regulations. When starting a new company, it’s advisable to seek the assistance of a… Read More »

Why Hire Your Own Attorney Instead of a Public Defender?

If you are arrested, you have a constitutional right to an attorney at public expense. However, even if you qualify for a public defender, it can be shortsighted to accept their services simply to save some money upfront. Because what you get from a private attorney is often the most important qualifier of all: experience…. Read More »

Understanding the Pennsylvania Divorce Process

If you have decided it’s time to dissolve your marriage, you may be wondering what you’ll get into if you file for divorce. Will there be a trial? Will you have to testify? How long will it take? What are the court fees? Here is a brief outline of divorce procedure to put your mind… Read More »

Know the Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Pennsylvania

If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania, you may be hoping you can pay a fine and it will all blow over. After all, there is no minimum jail time for a first offense and no license suspension as long as you submitted to a chemical test of your blood alcohol level. You might… Read More »

What Can You Do When You’re Wrongly Accused of a Sex Crime?

Being wrongly accused of a crime is bad enough, but when the charge is rape, child molestation, or any other sex crime, your reputation can be ruined even before the case goes to trial. Unfortunately, most innocent people feel that false accusations will evaporate, and when the truth comes out, the whole incident will just… Read More »

How Speeding Violations Affect Your Commercial Driver License

If you drive a truck for a living, your commercial driver license (CDL) is your livelihood. When a driving infraction threatens your license, you have to fight that ticket or lose your job. If you’ve been cited for speeding, even if you were driving your own car at the time, your CDL could be in… Read More »

Widow’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Aerial Lift Manufacturer

The widow of a tree-removal worker killed in May 2015 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of an aerial lift that allegedly malfunctioned and struck her husband, who died before emergency personnel could respond. Carol A. Shaud, the administratrix of Michael D. Shaud’s estate, filed her action on February 9 in the… Read More »

Which Driver Errors Lead to the Most Crashes in Pennsylvania?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, “Some form of poor/degraded driver performance is present in the majority of [motor vehicle] crashes.” Statistics from 2015 indicate the most common driving errors that led to crashes were: Speeding — 33,176 total crashes and 467 fatal Distracted driver — 14,805 total crashes and 61 fatal Improper turning… Read More »

Pennsylvania Parents Receive $14.5M Damage Award for Birth Injury

A jury in Pennsylvania awarded a couple $14.5 million in damages after finding an obstetrician’s negligence during delivery of their child caused brain damage, cerebral palsy and other permanent harm. According to the Altoona Mirror, the trial in federal court lasted two weeks and the jury deliberated four hours before returning the verdict, which apportioned… Read More »