Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Not Just for the Wealthy

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 15, 2016 | No Comments

When celebrities and billionaires divorce, their prenuptial agreements and the terms of their alimony and child support orders are often news headlines. In many cases, the wealthy have prenuptial agreements, and their divorces are worth millions of dollars. If you never expect to see this amount of money in your life, do you still need…

Dealing With Child Support Evaders Who Work as Contractors

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 1, 2016 | No Comments

When a parent is ordered to pay child support, they are required to do so by law. Even declaring bankruptcy will not eliminate this obligation. Child support is intended to help pay for a child’s needs and to ensure your child has the best future possible, no matter what has happened to the parents’ relationship.…

Basics of Spousal Maintenance in Pennsylvania: How Much and How Long?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 15, 2016 | No Comments

One of the challenges of divorce is that in many cases there is a difference in finances between the two parties involved. Perhaps one spouse has remained at home and has raised children while the other spouse has succeeded outside the home at work. Maybe one spouse has attended school while another has brought in…

How Are Child Custody Cases Decided in Pennsylvania?

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 1, 2016 | No Comments

Child custody cases are decided in Pennsylvania, above all, on the premise that the courts act in the best interests of the child or children involved. Usually, child custody cases begin with a petition for child custody. These petitions can occur as part of the divorce, as part of child support petitions or separately. Once…

Pennsylvania Ruling About Stepfathers and Child Support

Written By: Brandy Miller | June 15, 2016 | No Comments

What role do stepfathers play in a child’s life after divorce? Are they required to pay child support? In cases where the stepfather has adopted the child, it’s clear that the stepfather must support adopted stepchildren. In cases where the stepfather chose not to adopt, though, the law has been murkier. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme…

What Are Grandparent Visitation Laws in PA?

Written By: Brandy Miller | June 1, 2016 | No Comments

Grandparents play a key role in grandchildren’s lives. They can share knowledge and family history with their grandchildren, and in many cases, grandparents provide the unconditional love and support children crave. While in many cases parents are eager to foster good relationships between grandparents and grandchildren, this is not always the case. In Pennsylvania, in…

Prenups: Are They Necessary?

Written By: Brandy Miller | May 15, 2016 | No Comments

Many couples in Pennsylvania who are considering marriage are wary about the idea of a prenuptial agreement. Some people feel they don’t “need” a prenuptial agreement because they don’t plan on getting divorced or because they don’t feel they have enough assets. Others feel that a prenuptial agreement somehow sets up the idea of divorce…

The Conversation – Larry Miller, Sr.

Written By: Brandy Miller | April 29, 2016 | No Comments

  According to local attorney Larry Miller, Sr., he is a rarity in terms of his specialization. “I believe that I’m the only one in Berks County doing Patent Law,” Miller said. Miller shared the greatest pleasure he gets out of his profession… his practice is in West Lawn. “Maybe the biggest reason I enjoy…

TENANCIES BY THE ENTIRETIES

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 20, 2015 | No Comments

By: Larry W. Miller, Jr., Esquire One form of ownership that I wish everyone was taught in high school is a tenancy by the entireties. No matter if someone ever hires a lawyer during their lifetime, knowledge of tenancy by the entireties can help you tremendously during your lifetime. This article will explain what a…

Is Bankruptcy the Answer?

Written By: Ali Audi | August 19, 2015 | No Comments

We often have clients come into our office who want to file bankruptcy, but after talking things over with our attorneys, decide not to file. You may wonder why we would talk someone out of a service that they had wanted, and likely cost ourselves billing in the process. The answer is that our consultations…