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PA Updates Child Abuse Laws

Pennsylvania Updates Child Abuse Laws It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 2 years since the infamous Penn State sex scandal broke national news. With so many Penn State alumni and students in the Lancaster area, the subsequent firing of Joe Paterno and trial of Jerry Sandusky are still fresh in the minds of… more

What is Legal Separation in PA?

There are a lot of misconceptions about legal separation. It becomes especially confusing when each state has their own variations in family law for divorce and separation. Hopefully this will clear up some questions you may have concerning the process in Pennsylvania family law courts. What Legal Separation Is Not: • In Pennsylvania, there is… more

Another One Rides the Bus (with apologies to Queen)

Pennsylvania School Districts Cut Costs and Children of Divorce May Lose In an effort to cut costs, various school districts across the Commonwealth have begun implementing policies restricting bus service to students. The policies may take different forms, but generally they limit busing to and from school from a single location within the district. So,… more

Security Deposits in Residential Leases

Pennsylvania’s Landlord Tenant Law relating to security deposits in residential leases is deceptively simple, but almost universally misunderstood. Tenants think of the security deposit as security for the payment of their last month’s rent, the one right before they move out. It is not for that purpose, but to cover damages to the property caused… more

IRS Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act

An IRS Revenue Ruling issued August 29, 2013 seeks to clarify the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. FAQs and Answers for Individuals of the Same Sex Who Are Married Under State Law were released simultaneously with the Ruling. Below are some of the questions and answers… more

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