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How can Students Stay Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?


Parents, teachers, students, and school administrators are working hard to determine the best way to return to school while the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. In Pennsylvania, officials have been keeping tabs on transmission levels in the hopes that school districts will be able to reopen with full in-person learning. Is in-Person learning the Best Option

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Significant Decline in Driving Skills During the Coronavirus Pandemic


The coronavirus has changed the lives of people around the world. Surprisingly, recent studies have shown that it has even impacted the ability to safely drive. Now that states attempt to reopen and people return to work, the once empty roadways are beginning to fill with drivers, both young and old, who now lack the

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The Great Estate Podcast: COVID-19 Impacts Civil Cases


This week on the Great Estate Podcast, our host, Christopher M. Brown from Eckell Sparks, speaks with our guest, Matthew J. Bilker, Esq., to discuss complex issues that the coronavirus has created in civil matters. Adapting to the coronavirus can be challenging, and it has impacted and delayed civil cases, especially personal injury claims. Matthew

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Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Until recently, most Americans viewed estate planning as something to think about down the road. The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, has altered that view for many. Law firms and financial planners are reporting a significant increase in the number of clients seeking advice about wills and advance directives. There

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New Unemployment Provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act


On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act) into law, which was the second large stimulus recovery bill passed by Congress, which is intended to provide direct financial aid to companies and individuals affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The text of the actual

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How Does the Coronavirus Affect Child Support Payments?


The effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic could be long lasting on many families.  If you receive or pay child support, a change in your income or the opposing party’s income could impact the amount of support your pay or receive.  Even if you are currently receiving unemployment compensation, you may be eligible for a modification

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Coronavirus Update


The attorneys and staff in our Estates, Wills and Trusts Department have never worked harder to serve our clients than we are during this pandemic. Many of our clients are now taking the time to either review their estate planning documents or begin to plan for disability or prolonged illness.  We are here NOW to

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A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

Stay safe out there.