Last updated 5 days ago
The teenage years are hard enough without having to deal with family hardship. This video offers some useful tips for divorcing parents of teenage kids who are looking to minimize the negative effects of the split on their children. Separating couples should know that teenagers might exhibit the anxiety and grief they feel over the end of the marriage by being aggressive, abusing alcohol, or experiencing difficulty in school.
The best way to help a child may be to remain a strong parent and create a routine to maintain normalcy. This video recommends that divorcing spouses avoid asking children to pick sides and steer clear of unloading emotional baggage onto the minor. It is also important that you not involve the child in parental arguments.
Divorce is a difficult time for parents and children. Hiring a family law attorney to represent you in a divorce proceeding is a great way to obtain important legal advice about your options. Philadelphia area residents looking for help with Pennsylvania law should dial (888) 480-1439 to contact the skilled legal team at Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C.
Last updated 21 days ago
Creating a will allows you outline your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and care of your minor children in the event of your death. By creating a will, you are able to decide how your belongings are divided, the way your business or investments will be transitioned, and who will care for your loved ones. Through a will, you can also direct your assets to a certain charity, institution, or organization of choice.
Covers bulk of your assets
Even though a will can address distribution of the majority of your assets, there are certain items not included. For example, you can’t include community property, proceeds from life insurance policy payouts, or retirement assets. You also can’t address assets owed as joint tenants with rights of survivorship or investment accounts that are already designated as “transfer of death.”
Prevents state from distributing your assets
If you fail to create a will, the state has the power to oversee your asset distribution following your death. Generally, the state uses a set formula that would result in your spouse inheriting half of your estate and your children inheriting the other half. This type of distribution could result in the sale of your home, which could negatively impact your spouse. In addition, distribution of your assets by the state can create financial and emotional difficulties among family members, especially if your spouse was depending on your assets to maintain a standard of living.
Results in tax benefits
Properly preparing your will can minimize the tax liability on your estate. This is especially important if you have a large estate, as assets valued at more than five million dollars are subjected to taxes when they are transferred between parties.
Working with an experienced family attorney can help you ensure that you draft your will correctly. Since our founding in 1921, Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C. has gained a reputation for professional excellence and commitment to our clients. You can schedule a case evaluation with an experienced Montgomery County divorce attorney by calling (888) 480-1439.
Last updated 27 days ago
Riding a motorcycle may be a fun and efficient way to get around the city, but it is considerably more dangerous than riding a car. This is especially true for older riders, who suffer from slower reflexes, weaker eyesight, and more brittle bones. At the same time, there are many enthusiastic motorcycle riders who are able to enjoy a lifetime without injury by taking the proper safety precautions.
Buy a bike you can handle
If it’s been a while since you last rode a motorcycle, you may be surprised to experience the performance of today’s bikes. Even motorcycles with smaller engines are noticeably more powerful and faster than motorcycles built 10 to 20 years ago. When you sit on your new bike, you should be able to reach the handlebars and controls easily. It’s also important to look for a model that you can easily get on and off the center stand. If a certain motorcycle feels too heavy, it’s a sign you should look at a different model.
Invest in antilock brakes
No matter how experienced of a rider you are, it’s a good idea to invest in antilock brakes. In a panic situation, brakes that lock up take away any of your steering control. This can easily lead to skidding, crashing, and sustaining serious injuries. Especially when faced with slippery conditions, the anti-lock braking system can help you regain control of your motorcycle and safely correct a swerve.
As more and more people drive distracted, you need to be on the lookout for cars not paying attention. This means keeping an eye out for any cars that suddenly change lanes or out from parking lots without even looking. You should also keep plenty stopping distance between you and the car ahead.
For the past 85 years, Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C. has served Montgomery County in Divorce, Family Law, and Personal Injury Law matters. As one of the oldest full service law firms in the area, we are active in general practice in all courts. To schedule a free consultation, please call (888) 480-1439.
Last updated 1 month ago
If a dog bites someone, the animal’s owner can be held liable for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, in order for someone to collect compensation following a dog bite injury, he or she needs to cite a law holding the owner accountable. In general, there are three laws that make owners responsible for their dogs—negligence, one-bite rule, and strict liability.
To allege negligence in a dog bite case, the victim needs to show that the owner was careless in controlling his or her dog. As this video illustrates, the one-bite rule only applies in certain states, holding dog owners accountable after the first incident. Strict liability holds dog owners accountable for the first incident.
If you have suffered a dog bite injury in Montgomery County, please contact Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C. You can reach us at (888) 480-1439.