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Navigating Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Process

When it comes to personal injury cases, understanding the legal landscape is crucial for both victims and their families. If you find yourself facing the aftermath of an accident in Pennsylvania, it’s essential to be familiar with the state’s personal injury laws. This blog will shed light on the key aspects of Pennsylvania personal injury law, empowering you with the knowledge you need to navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve.

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Emergency Protection from Abuse Orders

Staying Safe & Legally Protected

Generally, a person who claims they were abused by a family member or current or former intimate partner can receive a restraining order (abuse orders) from the Court of Common Pleas. Those restraining orders are issued under the Protection from Abuse Act and are frequently referred to as “PFAs.” But sometimes an alleged victim asks for an order at night or on the weekend. Fortunately, there is a procedure in Pennsylvania that allows Magisterial District Courts (MDJs) to issue emergency orders when the Court of Common Pleas is not available. This article will help you understand the qualifications and process for emergency protection from abuse orders in a general way. For detailed legal help in your specific case, contact our team of experts. 

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Understanding Pet Custody in PA Divorce

Pet Custody in PA Divorce

What does the law say about pet custody in the event of divorce in Pennsylvania? We treat our pets like family, but what happens to our pets when the family separates and the marriage ends in divorce? Currently, the Pennsylvania Divorce Code does not provide special considerations or provisions for family pets; rather, the court views pets as personal property, dividing such “property” as it would furniture and other items of tangible property.  

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What to Expect in the Pennsylvania Divorce Process

By its nature, divorce is an emotionally taxing ordeal. Legal counsel is well aware, or should be, that the prospective client or client with whom he or she is speaking seeks assistance at very likely one of the low points of their lives. Being so, it is incumbent upon legal counsel to clearly explain the statutory and procedural process of divorce.

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SSDI & SSI: The Importance of Your Medical Records

Have you seen your SSDI & SSI Medical Records? The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits to individuals that qualify based on a disability that meets SSA statutes and, in the case of SSI, are also low-income eligible.

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DIVORCE AND ESTATE PLANNING

What You Need to Know During a Divorce

Many legal issues surround divorce, such as the determination of custody, support, and equitable distribution of marital property. In addition to all of this, there are often emotional issues.  Updating an estate plan is generally at the bottom of your list, if it even makes the list, when you are going through a divorce.  However, updating estate planning documents, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directive (Living Will), and Revocable Trusts should be a top priority.

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Workman’s Compensation: What You Need to Know

Understanding workman’s compensation. Just because the weather has been nice, doesn’t mean the skies are clear! 

If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering if you’re eligible for workman’s compensation. Workman’s compensation, also known as workman’s comp, is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In most cases, workman’s compensation will cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. If you get injured on the job, there are a few steps you want to take to protect yourself and make sure you get the medical and financial help you need. Each company has different policies and agreements, so make sure you understand your companies in case of an emergency.

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Post Conviction Relief in Pennsylvania

7 Reasons You May Qualify For Post Conviction Relief

Post conviction relief laws in Pennsylvania, provide multiple opportunities for someone to attempt to overturn their crime conviction. But post-conviction practice is replete with pitfalls and packed with nuance. If a defendant can prove his claim for post-conviction relief, the court could throw out his case, order a new trial, or issue an order to remedy the issue. Even if a jury has previously convicted or the defendant had entered a guilty plea. Get a second set of eyes to review your case for potential post-conviction litigation. You need a careful, experienced, and detail-driven attorney for your best chance at relief.

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Prenuptial Agreements: A Good Option for Many

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.             

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