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…

Tenants By the Entireties

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

Understanding Tenants By the Entireties and Tenants in Common Is Crucial One form of ownership that I wish everyone was taught in high school is a Tenants By the Entireties. No matter if someone ever hires a lawyer during their lifetime, knowledge of Tenants By the Entireties can help you tremendously during your lifetime. This…

Is Bankruptcy the Answer?

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

We Sometimes Talk You Out of Filing for Bankruptcy After talking things over with our Bankruptcy Attorneys, some clients 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 we’re a different kind…

Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Written By: Ali Audi | July 7, 2015 | No Comments

A Primer on Rights Granted to Same-Sex Couple Couples Before, During, and After Marriage The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalized Same-Sex Marriage in the whole country. We have received questions regarding what rights the verdict has granted to Same-Sex Couples. We have therefore put together a short primer on the rights and…

PA Verdict Enacts Entire Fairness Standard for First Time

Written By: Ali Audi | October 28, 2014 | No Comments

On September 16, 2014, a Philadelphia court ruled that the majority shareholders of the recently-sold enterprise, Floorgraphics Inc. acted in their financial interests and, as such, breached the fundamental fiduciary duties owed to the minority shareholders. About The Case As the case of Potok v. Rebh progressed, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Albert J.…

Local Police and Radar: What You Need to Know

Written By: Ali Audi | July 9, 2014 | No Comments

The Legislation in Question According to the PA General Assembly, PA House Bill 1297 will serve as an amendment to Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. If passed, this act will allow local, regional, and municipal police officers to use electronic speed-measuring devices (i.e. radar) to enforce speed restrictions throughout the state. PA…

Patent and Trademark FAQs

Written By: Ali Audi | June 13, 2014 | No Comments

What is the difference between a Patent and a Trademark? According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, a Patent is a property right related to an invention. Patents have a limited duration and are granted in exchange for public disclosure of the invention. A Trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and design that identifies…