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National "Slam the Scam" Day, March 7th, 2024

On March 7, 2024, we're helping the Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General #SlamTheScam for the fifth annual National Slam the Scam Day.  We’re partnering with other government agencies to raise public awareness of government imposter scams that continue to happen nationwide.Slam the Scam Day is part of the larger National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), hosted by the Federal Trade Commission March 3 - 9, 2024.  Read more...

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

This guide is designed to provide information about legal issues faced by Pennsylvania’s older residents and their caregivers. Its authors and publishers intend to help seniors make appropriate choices so they can maximize personal autonomy, minimize costs, navigate through the maze of government benefits, and protect themselves against predators who want to deceive, exploit or defraud.

Senior citizens within Pennsylvania require timely and reliable access to legal information. The Senior Lawyers Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association has determined that it can best serve the needs of the legal community by serving the needs of the citizens of Pennsylvania. Its concentration on the creation of this statewide Guide for Senior Citizens is complemented by other programs such as a mentoring project, a pro bono project and the sponsorship of continuing legal education (CLE) programs, all designed to aid the legal community by offering the expertise of older, more experienced attorneys to all Pennsylvania practitioners.

Click the following link for your copy of the Guide to Legal Issues for PA Senior Citizens.

The Criminalization of Accidental Mistakes in Healthcare

Dear friends,  As many of you know I am also a registered  nurse.  I found this article interesting and wanted to share it with my fellow nurses.  Read more...   (We're sorry, the PDF article linked to does not exist in ADA Accessible format. If you would like to learn more about this particular subject, please call or contact us for more information.)

11 Factors of Equitable Distribution

There are 11 factors to consider for the Equitable Distribution of marital property. These include the length of the marriage, prior marriages, and the age, health, and station of life for each party. Read more...

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our country over the last two years. Many families have struggled to see loved ones get sick and ultimately not recover. FEMA is here to help with funeral assistance funding for people who have had to cover funeral costs for loved ones who died of COVID-19 or complications caused by COVID-19. Read more...

Keep Up-to-date with Social Security News

Have you subscribed to Social Security Updates Online? The website keeps you up-to-date on things like Social Security scams to watch out for, how life changes affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, and much more. Check out September’s Social Security update online at the Social Security Update page, then subscribe yourself using the Subscribe Link.

Child, Spousal & APL Support

Initial proceeding s on these issues can set the stage for the remainder of the case whether it will be cooperative or contentious. To calculate both child and /or spousal support it is based on net income. Of course, taxes, federal, state and local are deducted as well as social security and Medicare contributions plus union dues and support paid to other parties.


Prior to the change in the divorce code in 1980 one had to allege a fault and that he or she was the innocent party. That of course changed to a no fault divorce when it was determined that sometimes a marriage just does not work out. READ MORE...

Child Custody

Custody is a very contentious subject. Because children are the most important byproduct of a marriage or a relationship, the children often become pawns in a breakup. READ MORE...

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

In Recognition of Outstanding Service In The Westmoreland Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program. READ MORE...

Community Resources for Veterans

Do you have questions for an attorney concerning community resources for veterans? READ MORE...