Why Should You Have Owner’s Title Insurance?


Title Insurance Matters - Here's Why Owner’s Title Insurance protects your home which in many cases is an individual’s largest investment. It is a one-time fee that protects the owner’s property rights for as long as the home is owned by that … [Continue reading]

Why Prince Shows You Need a Will


Prince Left No Will - Which Means He Left a Problem Anyone who has paid even a small bit of attention to the news of late, knows that legendary musician Prince passed away. Most people will never have the kind of money and property Prince had, … [Continue reading]

13 Consecutive Time as Super Lawyer for William Hoffmeyer

William F. Hoffmeyer, Senior Partner in the York PA law firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP, has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2016.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in … [Continue reading]

Does Pro Se Mean You Have a Fool for a Client?


Why Self-Representation is a Serious Mistake "He Who Represents Himself Has a Fool For a Client" - Abraham Lincoln  Hoffmeyer & Semmelman's mission is to provide you the highest quality legal service through aggressive representation … [Continue reading]

Loss of Real Estate Through Adverse Possession

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Adverse Possession of Real Estate QUESTION:  If you hold title to real estate by a deed or by inheritance, can you lose that ownership by a person taking possession of your property openly, notoriously, hostilely, continuously, and visibly for a … [Continue reading]

What Is a Notary Public in Pennsylvania and Why Do You Need One?

A Notary Public is an individual appointed and commissioned by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Notaries as a public official have been granted powers pursuant to the Notary Public Law of 1953, as amended (57 P.S. § 147 et seq.) … [Continue reading]

Grandparent Rights and Child Custody in PA

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Grandparent Rights to Child Custody in Pennsylvania   In Pennsylvania grandparents and great-grandparents have the right to seek custody of their grandchildren in certain circumstances. It must first be understood that Pennsylvania … [Continue reading]

Positives and Negatives of Corporations in Pennsylvania

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Forming a Corporation in Pennsylvania Previously, we explored the business entity called an LLC. We explained why LLCs can be advantageous here in Pennsylvania.  Another business form that can be extremely useful is the Corporation. Our focus in … [Continue reading]

Benefits of Forming an LLC in Pennsylvania

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When setting up a new business, it is critical to choose the correct structure.  One popular type of structure here in Pennsylvania is the LLC, or Limited Liability Company. Why an LLC? Limited Liability Companies provide protection from personal … [Continue reading]

Keep These Tax Advantages in Mind for Fees, Medical Expenses and Spousal Support

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Reminder for Families of all Clients: Tax Advantages for Family Law The purpose of this post is to advise some of our family law clients of tax advantages they may be entitled to as a result of the legal fees they have incurred and paid during … [Continue reading]