YOUR WILL: DOES IT DO WHAT YOU THINK IT WILL DO?

    YOUR WILL: DOES IT DO WHAT YOU THINK IT WILL DO? A Will puts you in charge because it allows you to decide who will receive your assets upon death.  A Will may also show your intentions regarding burial, cremation and, if you have minor … [Continue reading]

Marriage by an Internet-Ordained Minister – Is It Valid?

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William Hoffmeyer Reflects on Being an Internet Ordained Minister Over a number of years, I acted as the Master of Ceremonies at approximately 12 weddings, both in Pennsylvania and, on one occasion, in Florida for my son, Steve. Since … [Continue reading]

Common Problems in Private Real Estate Transactions

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How Your Lawyer Can Help in Real Estate Transactions We have previously written about issues that can arise in a for sale by owner real estate transaction. Now we want to tell you about some of the common issues that can arise during any private … [Continue reading]

Real Estate for Sale By Owner Risks

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Traps to Look Out for with Regard to For Sale By Owner Transactions Typically, for any FOR SALE BY OWNER SALE/PURCHASE, there are no realtors involved in the transaction.   Consequently, the seller has determined a selling price based upon … [Continue reading]

Unauthorized Practice of Law in PA

Why Unauthorized Practice of Law Matters to You Attorneys in Pennsylvania are required to attend an American Bar Association approved law school, pass a character and fitness background check, pass a difficult bar exam, and also pass an ethics test. … [Continue reading]

Social Media Impacts Every Legal Area

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Facebook has over 1.86 billion monthly active users. By 2018, 169.2 million of those users will be from the United States. LinkedIn has 467 million users, 128 million from the United States. This includes representatives of all Fortune 500 companies. … [Continue reading]

Credit Card Debt Collections – What You Need to Know

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  If you have credit card debt and are not paying, the company may seek to collect by filing a court action against you. Sometimes, the credit card company will sell your debt to a debt collector which will sue you. Regardless of who … [Continue reading]

The Types of Easements

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An easement is the right to use the real estate of another for a specific purpose. When you seek to purchase real estate, it is important that you find out whether there are any easements on the property. A qualified real estate attorney can help you … [Continue reading]

Do You Have a PFA? Stay Off Facebook!

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A Protection from Abuse order or PFA is an order requiring one person to stay away from and stop communicating with another. The orders can vary as to their details, but generally, the goal is to keep one person from abusing, threatening, or … [Continue reading]

ABLE Act Update

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Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014. This Act establishes tax treatments of ABLE accounts under state programs for the … [Continue reading]