Our office is open, we are meeting with clients, the court system is operating, but everything is different. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how all of these things in the legal world happen. Our office was closed for about 8...[Continue reading]
My Approach to Practicing Law
I emphasize providing “effective and efficient legal services.” That means I want to do everything necessary to serve my clients and accomplish their goals. I do not want to take unnecessary actions or make my clients incur unnecessary expenses. I...[Continue reading]
When to Consult an Attorney
You should consult an attorney as soon as you think you might need legal help. You can save a lot of stress and anguish by finding out early on if you have anything to worry about and whether you can...[Continue reading]
Where I Practice
Attorneys are licensed to practice throughout the state, so in theory I can practice in any Pennsylvania county. However, most attorneys limit their practice areas to certain geographical locations. I’m no exception. I practice primarily in Cumberland, Dauphin and York...[Continue reading]
It’s that time of year – New Year’s Resolution Time! What will you resolve to change or do this year, if anything? And what is your motivation? How will you know if you’ve achieved it? Since this is a serious...[Continue reading]
What Should I do with my Will?
You finally had your will prepared and you no longer have that item looming on your “to do” list. Hopefully the attorney who prepared your will gave you specific instructions about what to do with it. If so, you should...[Continue reading]
Why Should I have a Will?
Do you know what happens to your assets when you die without a will? Most people don’t. The state legislature has prepared a default estate plan for us in case we die without a will. Your assets will be passed...[Continue reading]
Do You Need a Cohabitation Agreement?
If you’re cohabitating (living with someone), you need a cohabitation agreement. That doesn’t mean the world will grind to a halt if you don’t have one, but you’re going into this arrangement without a clear understanding of what happens when...[Continue reading]
Concerns for Same-Sex Couples
In Pennsylvania, same-sex couples face unique legal challenges because even if they consider themselves a married couple, they are not legally allowed to marry. Even same-sex couples who are legally married in a different state are not recognized as a...[Continue reading]
Basics of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are not just for wealthy parents who want to make sure that Junior doesn’t lose the family fortune if he gets divorced or the wealthy elderly widow who decides to marry the pool boy. You don’t need a...[Continue reading]