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Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Spring is prime time to sell your home, so now is the perfect time to get ready. With the holidays behind us and the improving weather, people start to look at homes to move to. According to Zillow’s Home Seller’s Guide, The best time to sell a home is in May. It states, “Nationally, homes listed for sale in this…

Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! July 4 is this Wednesday and we can’t imagine celebrating the Fourth of July without FIREWORKS. There are FREE fireworks displays – The SCRANTASTIC SPECTACULAR – at Courthouse Square in Scranton on July 3 and at the OLD FASHIONED JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, both at dusk. Other area celebrations can be found on-line.…

Driving Under Influence

With the unofficial start to summer this weekend, Memorial Day, comes summer fun — barbeques and beer, champagne toasts at weddings and merriment at graduation parties.  While we hope you have fun, please remember to be safe when having a drink and it is most important to not drink and drive. THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DUI  When your blood…

Driving In Winter Weather

The snow, ice and freezing rain can make driving treacherous. If you have to drive in winter weather, please: BE PREPARED. The American Automobile Association recommends that you have your car inspected. Make sure your tires are correctly inflated and that you have all-weather or snow tires on your car. Drive with at least a half tank of gas. Clear…

Don’t Make This Mistake

As you probably know, the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16 after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.  The singer, a mother of four, never made an estate plan, leaving her “intestate,” which means died without a will. Now her four children, including a son with special needs, will have to go to court to have…

Congratulations on your engagement

Congratulations on your engagement …. Now what??? Congratulations to the nearly six million couples who got engaged on Valentine’s Day. Once you’ve said YES, there are many decisions to be made — from the date to the dress. And with each decision, there will be a vendor. And with each vendor that you deal with –hall or hotel, caterer, videographer,…

Charitable Giving

If you don’t know, today is “Giving Tuesday,” part of a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. On Giving Tuesday (or any day), individuals and organizations can make charitable donations, gifts to a nonprofit organization, charity or private foundation. This time of year where we show our gratitude for our friends and family…

Calling an Attorney

What to do When Calling an Attorney When you’re looking for an attorney, it can be hard to know where to start. Some people may call every law firm that comes up in a Google search, while others prefer to review firm websites and attorney profiles before making calls. And once you’re ready to reach out, what does an attorney…

Call Me Back

Often people complain that their lawyers don’t call them. Please realize this may be due to a number of reasons: Your attorney is in court and is unavailable. Your attorney is working on multiple cases and the case you want to discuss isn’t the most pressing. There is nothing to report and your attorney doesn’t want to incur legal fees…