Changes affecting Commercial Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

On October 4, 2016, Governor Wolf signed into law House Bill 665 (Act 103 of 2016) which clarified certain sections of the Pennsylvania power of attorney law that went in effect on January 2, 2015 (Act 95 of 2014). The changes were aimed at correcting issues with commercial powers of […]

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PARENTAL ALIENATION

The term “Parental Alienation” is frequently used in child custody disputes.  There is some debate as to whether or not Parental Alienation is actually a psychological disorder.   Regardless of whether or not parental alienation is a classified, clinical disorder, divorced or separated parents must be sensitive to the harmful effects […]

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ASSET PROTECTION AND OFF-SHORING

Hidden assets – this is a problem in divorce and support cases, tax avoidance, corporate liability and debt collection.  The holding of “off-shore” accounts may be used to subvert family law obligations, judgments and legitimate tax obligations. Some lawyers work to help clients with what they call “asset protection,” which […]

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PROTECTION FROM ABUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania has a strong law protecting people from physical abuse.  Generally speaking, persons eligible for relief are family and household members, sexual or intimate partners, and siblings. Covered acts of abuse are causing bodily injury, sexual assault, false imprisonment, physical abuse of minor children, as well as placing someone in […]

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