Million Dollar Mistakes of the Rich and Famous: Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan – Part 1

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com. Not all of us have become the rich and famous, but we can learn from their mistakes  the importance of having a proper estate plan in place.  An inexpensive estate plan can include not only a will, but also a living will, a power of attorney, and trusts.  As […]

School’s (Almost) Out for Summer – Now Get to Work, Kiddo!

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire           LMikula@dioriosereni.com As summer vacation approaches, many teens look forward to obtaining a summer job to gain “real-life” experience and earn some cash before heading back to the books in September.   There are a number of important requirements regarding working conditions, however, those young workers, […]

“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 […]

PRINCIPLES v. REALITY: THE COST OF LITIGATION

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire PLee@DiorioSereni.com As I was walking out of the courthouse last week, I overheard the conversation of two adults who were leaving ahead of me. Engaged in an obviously heated discussion, the woman bellowed to the man, “I’m going to hire a lawyer and I’m gonna sue … it’s just wrong […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving: How the Law is Fighting Back

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In 2015 alone, there were over 14,800 crashes in Pennsylvania in which distracted driving played a role in the crash.  61 of those were fatal crashes.  That’s nearly 5,285 more crashes than those attributed to drunk drivers in the same year. Distracted drivers continue to put our children, parents, […]

Just Wait Until Your Mother/Father Gets Home!

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Your family’s introduction to the juvenile justice system may be the result of a knock on the door or a phone call from the police notifying you that your child has been arrested. Other times, however, it may be the result of an incident of some kind involving your […]

Protecting Our Elders? Or Protecting Big Medicine? Federal Court Blocks Agency Rule Banning Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)-a federal agency that controls Medicare and Medicaid funding-announced comprehensive revisions to the federal nursing home regulations, including a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements. The new rule banning pre-dispute arbitration agreements-along with most of the new rules-was scheduled to take […]

You Can’t Say That: Labor Board Strikes Down Rules Limiting Employee Speech

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) found that an employee could not be terminated because he had warned a co-worker that the co-worker might be fired. Rather, the NLRB held that the employee’s termination-and the employer’s handbook policies upon which that termination was based-violated the […]

Our Heroes Are Not the Only Ones Who Need an Estate Plan

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com Several years ago, I began volunteering for Wills for Heroes, a non-profit organization that provides free basic estate plans to military veterans, police, firefighters, correction officers and first responders. Wills for Heroes was formed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in response to a staggering statistic that over 90% of […]

Celebrating Diversity: Women in the Law Committee Approved in Delco

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com About two years ago, my colleague Pamela A. Lee and I -at the time both relatively new to the Delaware County Bar- were swapping stories about professional organizations in which we had been involved over the years.   Pamela shared with me her experiences with an organization that fostered […]

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