Shared Physical Custody and Child Support

In 1975, only about 3.6 percent of divorcing couples shared equal physical custody of their children. By 1991, that number nearly tripled to 14.4 percent of divorcing parents. That statistic has been steadily increasing ever since. Now, more parents are deciding to share physical custody of the children. When parents have equal physical custody of […]

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Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

By: Jay C. Glickman, Esquire People frequently ask “How much is PA Inheritance Tax?” It is not one rate for all. It differs, depending upon the relationship and situation. The tax rates are as follow: 1. No tax between spouses; 2. Four and one-half percent (4-l/2%) for lineal descendants; 3. Twelve percent (12%) for siblings; […]

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Do Not Cooperate with the DA in a PCRA Proceeding

By: Marc Robert Steinberg, Esquire Among the many things criminal defense lawyers have to deal with in the representation of our clients is a Post Conviction Relief Act (“PCRA”) petition raising the ineffectiveness of counsel at trial, when the client is unhappy with the outcome. I realize some are valid complaints, but the majority are […]

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What is Divorce Mediation? What Are the Benefits?

Mediation is an alternative to the traditional divorce process, and statistics show that nearly nine out of ten mediated divorce cases go on to settle successfully. In addition, about 66 percent of couples who go through mediation report being satisfied with the outcome of the mediation process. Keep reading to get a deeper insight into […]

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Know Your Rights!

By: William E. Moore, Esquire Arguably, the most important constitutional amendments affecting criminal law are the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments. They guarantee your right to be free of unreasonable searches, not be compelled to testify against your interests and your right to be represented by an attorney. If the government (police) violate your rights […]

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