HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: PA CHILD CUSTODY LAW MAY RESTRICT RELOCATION OF CHILDREN

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire Separated or divorced parents of minor children often find themselves needing or wanting to relocate with their children to another residence for one of many reasons, such as the opportunity for new employment, remarriage, or a simple desire to reside in a different climate.  Whether you are the parent who […]

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Just Stop! How to Stop Those Harassing Calls from Debt Collectors By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Has a debt collector repeatedly called you regarding a credit card or other household debt?  Has it threatened to garnish your wages or refused to provide you with proof that you owe money?  If a debt collector is making […]

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SCOTUS EMPLOYMENT UPDATE – FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER EDITION

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire                     Ruth Loomis: [the Justices posing for a group photograph] Should we smile a little?                    Justice Dan Snow: Good God, no. Who’d trust a happy Justice?             […]

Homeowners Have Rights! Understanding Your Rights (and the Contractor’s Obligations) under the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

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By:      Matthew H. Fry, Esquire On July 1, 2009, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) took effect in Pennsylvania. This law requires most home improvement contractors to register with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Additionally, these contractors must maintain minimum insurance coverage and utilize contracts that comply with a number of consumer […]

Freeze Frame (Take 2)—Photographing Police Activity Constitutes Protected Speech under the First Amendment

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By: Lisanne L Mikula, Esquire Back in March 2016, I discussed a decision by a federal trial court in Philadelphia which held that a private citizen bystander does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers while those officers are engaged in law enforcement activities.    That decision was appealed to the United States […]

TAXPAYER ALERT: PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS TAXING AUTHORITIES MAY NOT CREATE PROPERTY SUB-CLASSIFICATIONS WHEN TAKING REAL ESTATE TAX APPEALS

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire In a unanimous decision on July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional for a taxing authority to appeal the real property tax assessments of only one sub-classification of properties where that sub-classification is by property type, such as a commercial property or apartment complex. In Valley Forge […]

Employment Law Alert: Recently Terminated Employees No Longer Entitled to Review Personnel Files

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Under the Pennsylvania Inspection of Employment Records Law (the “Act”), an employer must permit an employee or the employee’s agent to inspect the employee’s own personnel files.  The Act defines “employee” as a person who is currently employed, laid off with reemployment rights, or on a leave of absence. Because […]

You Have No Right! Termination of Parental Rights in PA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire When parental rights are terminated for a child, it is as though the child were never born to that parent. There are two types of termination of parental rights: voluntary and involuntary.

The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures Taxpayers Do Not Pay More Than Their Fair Share

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire Our taxpayers unjustly pay more than their fair share of the cost of government when other property owners “game” the system and pay less than their fair share in real estate taxes.  In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less […]

“Til Death Do Us Part” Just Got Shorter: Pennsylvania Divorce Code’s New One-Year Separation Period

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By:    Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com When first enacted in 1980, Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code required a three-year separation period before a divorce could be obtained on no-fault grounds without consent. In 1988, the law was amended to reduce the waiting period to two years. Legislation to further reduce the waiting period, known as House […]

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