The portion of PA’s Support Act known as the “filial support law” is still the law in Pennsylvania, despite the disharmony it can cause a family. It will continue to be used as a collection method for nursing homes, health care providers, and family members who are footing the bill for home care or nursing home expenses. What you should know…..
Reports abound of yet another IRS impersonation scam….Callers pose as IRS agents to demand tax payments on iTunes gift cards.
MFDD attorneys have helped clients with divorce, custody, support, and alimony related matters throughout Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley…The Who, What, Where, Why & When of Family Law Court
What is relatively new to Pennsylvania child custody law is the concept that grandparents who have not assumed a parenting role or performed parental duties are now permitted to petition for physical and legal custody of their grandchild under certain situations.
DUTY OF CHILD SUPPORT Pennsylvania law typically requires the parents of a son or daughter to provide support to their child at least until he or she is 18 years old and graduates from high school. The law presumes that parents living together are financially supporting their children. But what happens when the parents are […]
Pennsylvania has had some form of law on its books imposing a duty upon a child to support indigent parents since 1771. Previously these laws were part of Pennsylvania’s Welfare Laws, but since July, 2005 they have been part of its Support Laws. These types of laws are known as “filial support laws” and in […]
You should be aware of a recent scam being sent to businesses registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) and with the departments of other jurisdictions. In this scam, companies identified as Pennsylvania Corporate Compliance Company and Corporate Records Service are sending solicitations under the headings Annual Meeting Disclosure Statement and 2014 – Annual […]
CLAIMS AGAINST ENTIRETIES PROPERTY A recent case of first impression in Pennsylvania was recently addressed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Rajaratnam v. Rajaratnam, 2013 WL 6164324 (Pa.Super. Nov. 25, 2013). Husband signed a guarantee in favor of a bank for a business debt in 2005. Husband and wife both signed a […]
As 2014 begins it is a good time to look back at some of the important federal tax developments in 2013 and their impact on the new year and beyond. Some of these developments were anticipated while others were surprises, but for the most part the developments allow for tax planning opportunities. Tax legislation. 2014 […]
In a Pennsylvania divorce, either the court orders or the spouses agree to divide all marital property equitably. An “equitable division of marital property” does not necessarily require an equal 50%/50% division. How marital property is divided depends on the specific facts and circumstances of each particular case. How MFDD Can Help You Survive Divorce […]
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- COVID-19 Message to our ClientsApril 6, 2020
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s “Green Phase” re-opening guidelines, we will continue to assist our clients with any legal questions, and remain available to assist individuals and businesses through these uncertain times.
- PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS CAN BE LIABLE FOR THEFT OF EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATIONJanuary 7, 2019
PA Supreme Court ruling exposes an employer to significant potential liability in the event its computer system is hacked…
- Is My Will Still Legal?September 6, 2018
Will your new state recognize your existing Will? Why an estate planning attorney can help you…