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Pennsylvania Bans Cell Phone Use While Driving

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On June 5, 2024, Governor Josh Shapiro signed a new bill into law. It is Senate Bill 37, known as Paul Miller’s Law. Paul Miller’s Law bans the use of hand-held devices while driving and makes it a ticketable offense. Pennsylvania is now…
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Car Seat Laws in Pennsylvania

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Car seats are an important safety measure for your children and grandchildren. Pennsylvania has laws pertaining to the type of car seat required for your child based on their age, height, and weight. By following these regulations and properly…
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Trusts in Estate Planning and Litigation

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Trusts are an ancient legal mechanism that protect your assets, and they’ve only become more popular with time. Trusts can be used instead of wills to pass on your assets to the next generation, or as a way to protect money for a family member…
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What to do when a Process Server Serves You with a Lawsuit

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What happens if a process server shows up at your house? In Pennsylvania, this is usually a sheriff. Sometimes, if you’re in federal court, it can be a private party who shows up and serves you with some paperwork. To watch a brief video by…
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Americans With Disabilities Act Claims in Employment

What do you do if you have been discriminated against based on your disability at your job? Does your job have to accommodate your disability? Are they required to change their policies and procedures to allow you to do your job? These are the…
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How do you Countersue for a PFA?

Protection from Abuse Orders, also known as PFAs, protect those who claim to have suffered abuse or who claim they are afraid of imminent abuse. The defendant in a PFA is usually evicted from the home where they’re living with the person alleging…
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What do you do with a Notice to Defend?

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When you have been served with a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, one thing that you commonly see on the front page is something that is called a “Notice to Defend.” A Notice to Defend is a one or two page document directed toward the defendant…
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Treatment Court for Drug and Alcohol Charges

When you’re charged with an alcohol or drug related crime, one option you may want to consider is treatment court. Treatment court is a special program that allows defendants to obtain credit and modified sentences if they engage in good faith…
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Common Law Marriage in Pennsylvania

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https://youtu.be/CDlEpqWrVZ4 Common law marriage is an old rule that originally comes from England. The idea behind it is that a man and woman could be married simply because they represented themselves as a married couple enough times in…