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What Are the Penalties for Credit Card Theft

Posted on November 21st, 2017

Everyone who owns a credit card should worry about the risk of fraudulent use – even if they’ve taken steps to prevent it. The theft and use of someone else’s credit card falls into the category of “identity theft” and includes serious punishment for committing this crime. Understand what credit card fraud is, how it happens, and what penalties a… READ MORE

What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Identity Theft?

Posted on November 20th, 2017

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, many people became acutely aware of the need to protect their identity from potential theft. Identify theft can ruin victims’ lives, destroying their credit score while costing them thousands of dollars and a lot of time to repair. However, you can take steps to prevent this from happening by following these steps.… READ MORE

What Does a Police Officer Need to Pull You Over for DUI?

Posted on November 17th, 2017

Police officers cannot pull vehicles over on a whim. The officer must have “probable cause” in order to justify the stop – such as swerving, driving with headlights off, or driving too slow indicating that an intoxicated driver and might be behind the wheel – thus probably cause. Failing to have justifiable probable cause for a stop can lead to… READ MORE

How Does Child Support Work With Joint Custody?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

Every state has unique laws concerning child support, and one of the main factors in any child support case is how much time the children spend with each parent. The court recognizes how expensive it is to raise children and therefore rules in favor of the children’s best interests. This applies to joint child custody agreements in which the children… READ MORE

What Is Child Support in Pennsylvania and How Is It Calculated?

Posted on October 18th, 2017

Child custody is usually the main area of discussion in divorce negotiations between parents. Depending on how contentious the divorce is, the reasoning behind the divorce, and the age of the couple’s children, child support determinations can become complex. In Pennsylvania, family laws aim to work in favor of the best interests of the children of divorcing parents. The court… READ MORE

What Can and Cannot be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted on October 16th, 2017

Although prenuptial agreements have a somewhat negative reputation, these agreements serve many important purposes and can provide a marrying couple with peace of mind. Generally, prenuptial agreements are crucial for wealthy individuals or people who own many assets or businesses, but you don’t have to be rich to need a prenup. Prenuptial agreements protect spouses and their children in the… READ MORE

The Difference Between Divorce, Annulment, and Legal Separation

Posted on September 20th, 2017

When two people can no longer stand to live as a married couple, they have three main options for ending the marriage in Pennsylvania: legal separation, annulment, and divorce. During the beginning stages of the break up, you may hear all three words get tossed around in conversations with your spouse, friends, or legal professionals. You need a firm understanding… READ MORE

What to Remember When Going Through a Divorce

Posted on September 18th, 2017

No couple starts out thinking they will ever have to go through a divorce, but unfortunately not all love stories have happy endings. If it’s time to end your marriage and file for divorce in Pennsylvania, know you aren’t the first and you certainly won’t be the last couple to go through this process. Learn from the triumphs and tribulations… READ MORE

Child Custody After a Divorce

Posted on September 15th, 2017

One of the greatest issues – if not the greatest – in any divorce case involving children, is child custody. Custody, parental rights, and visitation rights are serious questions parents must answer during the dissolution of marriage. If parents cannot agree on child custody, the courts will do so for them. Child custody disputes can tear a family apart or… READ MORE

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Posted on August 15th, 2017

In a case involving a personal injury that someone else caused, one might encounter the legal doctrines of “negligence” or “negligence per se.” These are two entirely separate legal theories that involve different standards of proof on the plaintiff’s part. Learning the difference between these two doctrines can go a long way toward understanding your particular case in Pennsylvania. The… READ MORE