Divorces can be complicated and messy, particularly when it comes to dividing the assets you have acquired during the marriage. Fortunately, by planning a little before marriage, you can significantly reduce the complications and messiness associated with a divorce, and possibly eliminate them altogether. How, you ask? With a Prenuptial Agreement.
What You Need To Know About Driving With A Suspended License
Are you driving with a suspended license? For any number of reasons, many drivers in Pennsylvania temporarily lose their driving privileges. Some of the more common reasons include: Unpaid fines, an accumulation of points, or a DUI-related conviction.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”) determines your points. Too many will result in a loss of driving privileges. Pennsylvania’s most common license suspension offenses are DUIs. Read on to learn more about suspended license provisions.
Advantages of Mediation to Resolve Divorce Issues
Have you been wondering if Divorce mediation is really worth it? Divorce Mediation in the legal field, is often referred to as “an alternative dispute resolution process”. There are several processes in this category. Other frequently used methods of alternative dispute resolution are arbitration, and collaborative law. Approximately half the states in the United States require participants in a divorce and/or custody action to participate in mediation before they become involved in the Court system.
What You Need to Know About Getting Repeat DUI’s
You may have heard about Pennsylvania’s new laws regarding repeat DUI offenders. Read PennDot’s recent news release: Those committing repeated DUI offenses will face stricter penalties under a new Pennsylvania law. As a result, the law has changed the grading of certain DUI offenses.
The Act 59 of 2022, referred to as “Deana’s Law”, amends the Pa. Vehicle Code. This results in several changes including: 1) Increased grading for certain DUI offenses. 2) Required consecutive sentencing for certain repeat DUI offenders. 3) An 18-month driving privilege suspension for a DUI conviction graded as a 2nd degree felony, PennDOT said.
ESTATE PLAN UPDATES & REVIEWS
There are three main documents that encompass an estate plan:
- A Will
- A Power Of Attorney
- A Health Care Directive or Living Will
In addition, certain situations merit creating a Trust or retitling real estate. Estate planning documents should be reviewed every few years and revised as life changes require. Some examples of life events that may prompt a review of your estate plan include marriage, separation or divorce, birth of a child, death of a family member, acquisition or sale of significant assets, receiving an inheritance, moving into Pennsylvania from another State or Country, retirement from employment, eldercare parent or spouse situations, and changes to existing tax laws.
Thanksgiving Traditions New & Old
There is much to look forward to this Thanksgiving Day and holiday season! The staff of Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C. shared a bit about their own traditions, plans, and eagerly anticipated moments this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.
Lori, legal assistant to Attorney Sandra E. Gray, is most looking forward to the time she will be spending with family as she hosts the Thanksgiving meal. Her time with her family also includes the time she will be spending with her two Labradors, Lexi and Ellie.
Did You Get an Unjust or Questionable Traffic Ticket?
It’s probably that time of the year again when police departments may implement their holiday traffic citation quotas. Typically, in Pennsylvania, these quotas go into effect on December 1st and run through New Year’s Day. You may however, start to see an increase in police activity starting as early as November!
A Clean Bill of Health
Is there really such a thing as a Puppy Lemon Law? When most people think of the Lemon Law, they tend to think of it as something that applies only to cars. But the truth is, the Lemon Law can apply to just about any type of consumer product, including dogs. Dealing with legal issues can be stressful, especially when it involves your new pet. At Pyfer Reese, we understand the added devastation that comes with legal issues surrounding dogs. Our team of experts is here to help make your legal process as smooth and humane as possible.
Know Your rights
When someone is charged with a crime, they have the constitutional right to a speedy public trial. In the vernacular sense, time is an elusive creature in the modern criminal justice system. It is not unusual for criminal cases to take over a year to resolve from the time charges are filed. A careful and diligent lawyer can use the speedy trial rules to your advantage.
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