IN THE MARKET? WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BUYING RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire There can be a lot to think about when searching for and purchasing a new home.  Whether you are a first time buyer or have not been through the process for many years, the process is fairly uniform if you are buying residential real estate.  Below are common steps to move […]

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 […]

ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS Part 2 – WHY WE ALL NEED AN ESTATE PLAN

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire As we learned from last month’s blog, the failure to plan for the future could drain your assets and have serious consequences for your family.  We also learned about what NOT to do, from the rich and famous, when creating your estate plan.  Here we have even more examples of […]

GRAND PARENTING? CUSTODIAL & VISITATION RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire A parent’s right to raise a child has its basis in the U.S. Constitution, which protects a parent’s rights to make educational, medical, and even visitation decisions on a child’s behalf. Typically, if a parent doesn’t want a child to visit with a certain relative or other person, including a […]

COMPUTER HACKED? IT MAKES YOU WannaCry, DOESN’T IT?

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By:   Pamela A. Lee, Esquire           PLee@dioriosereni.com If you’ve never heard of ransomware before a few weeks ago, it is likely that the recent cyberattack-using the malware called WannaCry-brought your attention to your vulnerability of a cyberattack. Until now, your focus may have been limited to your vulnerability of catching some […]

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 […]

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