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Roles of Estate Administrators, Trustees and Executors


When someone that you care care about passes away, not only do you have to process the emotional pain caused by your loss, but you may also be responsible for managing their affairs. After a person passes away, a personal representative is responsible for managing their financial and other affairs. This person can be selected » Read More

 

Congratulations to our Super Lawyers for 2018  


Eckell Sparks proudly announces a landmark year for their practice. Seven members of our legal team have earned the distinction of Super Lawyers for 2018. Partners Leonard A. Sloane, Guy F. Matthews, and David E. Auerbach were recognized. In addition,  Craig B. Huffman, Joseph E. Lastowka, Jr., Jonathan E. Becker, and Michael J. Davey were » Read More

 

Dealing with a Contentious Divorce


Ending a marriage is stressful under the best of conditions where both parties are parting amicably. But a contentious or high-conflict divorce can exhaust both your finances and your emotional well-being. It is always best when a divorce can be settled without litigation. Litigation is costly for both sides and prolongs the entire process. Whatever » Read More

 

Daily Times Names Eight Eckell Sparks Attorneys as Best in Delaware County


The legal team at Eckell Sparks is pleased and proud to announce that eight of our attorneys have been named among the best in Delaware County in the annual Daily Times Reader’s Choice Best Lawyers List for 2018. This honor reflects the hard work and dedication our lawyers show to every client we represent. The » Read More

 

Things to Consider When Writing a Will


Americans do not want have to think about their own death or plan for it as evidenced by the AARP statistic that two out of every five adults over the age of 45 in the U.S. do not have a will. If you do not plan for what happens to your estate after you are » Read More

 

New Tax Law Alimony Effects


The new tax law introduces sweeping changes to the American tax code, including the way alimony payments are treated. For 75 years, the system enabled those paying alimony to deduct the payments from their taxable income. Beginning in 2019, that will no longer be the case. At present, the alimony deduction saves both spouses money. » Read More

 

Leonard A. Sloane Attends Swearing in of Justice Sallie Mundy


On January 4, 2018, Leonard A. Sloane, Esquire, senior partner and chair of the Firm’s Litigation and Personal Injury Department, attended the swearing in of Justice Sallie Mundy to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Justice Mundy was initially appointed to the Supreme Court on June 13, 2016 and was then elected to a ten year term » Read More

 

Eckell Sparks Attorneys Give Back to Community


The legal team at Eckell Sparks proudly recognizes attorneys Michael Davey, Rachael Kemmey, and Matthew Bilker for their participation in a fundraiser for the Drexel Neumann Academy in Chester. The attorneys, along with other members of the Young Lawyers Section of the Delaware County Bar Association, held a Monte Carlo Night to raise funds for » Read More

 

January Is Divorce Month


According to a recent report, the number of divorce filings is highest between January and March of each year. The rate of filings begins to spike in January, reaching a peak in February and March. It is a fact that given the option, most people choose to wait until after the holidays to institute any » Read More

 

Grandparents Child Custody Legislation


There are many reasons why some parents are unable to care for their child or children, either temporarily or on a permanent basis. In many of these situations, grandparents will step in to raise the child. In Pennsylvania, where there is an opioid epidemic, grandparent child custody is becoming increasingly common. Unfortunately, the current laws » Read More

 

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