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  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: March 15, 2018

Pennsylvania has specific laws when it comes to dealing with a parent who wishes to relocate with their child. “Relocation” is defined as “a change in residence of the child which significantly impairs the ability of a non-relocating party to exercise custodial rights.” No relocation shall occur unless every individual who has custody rights to the child consents to the proposed relocation, or the court approves it. The party proposing the relocation is required to notify in advance, every other individual who has custodial rights to the child of the proposed relocation. A party entitled…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: March 15, 2018

A prospective client called last week. He bought a house and had it inspected. Turned out the air conditioning system needed to be replaced. The sellers said they would take care of it. At the settlement table, the sellers said they decided not to replace it but offered to place $2500 in escrow. The Buyer accepted the escrow amount. When the Buyer went to get it replaced, the cheapest he could find was $3158. He asked me if he could get the $658 difference from the Seller. The terms of the escrow agreement precluded the…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: March 15, 2018

We have been sending Exit Survey postcards to clients after their files are closed, for many years. The Exit Survey asks clients to rate us from excellent to poor on the service we provided and how they were treated by the attorney and staff. The survey also asks whether: their phone calls were promptly returned; their questions were answered to their satisfaction; they were kept informed about the progress of their case; the fees were reasonable and the billing statements easy to understand. The survey also asks whether: they are aware of all of the…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: January 24, 2018

7 PROBLEMS WITH SUING TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE Problem 1. It costs too much. Litigation is the most costly way to resolve a dispute. There are attorneys fees, filing fees, transcript fees. The number 1 question people ask an attorney is “How much is it going to cost”. The cost involved in litigating a case has to be weighted against the amount of the potential recovery. Many people never get to court, because they can’t afford it or because the cost involved outweighs the risk involved. Problem 2. It takes too long. The litigation process…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: January 11, 2018

Mediation is voluntary. No one is forced to attend a mediation. With litigation, the parties may be forced to go to court. With mediation, if one side does not want to mediate, the case does not go to mediation. Mediation takes place at a neutral setting, at a mutually convenient time. Litigation takes place in court on the date and time scheduled by the court. With mediation, the parties can present any information they feel is important. With litigation, the court decides what information is relevant. Mediation is not bound by the Rules of Evidence…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: May 16, 2016

AN ARTICLE FEATURING LARRY LEFKOWITZ IN THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER For middle-income individuals and families, the Internet has made it significantly easier to find a lawyer for family or estate planning purposes. But for the small firms that offer these services, the Internet has created a more competitive market and a need to stand out. While firms can use their own websites and search engine optimization to their advantage, potential clients are also better equipped to find the best deal on legal services. And they have services like LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer available, which can take business from…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: May 9, 2016

"I CAN TRUST LARRY!" Barbara, a former client writes, “I can trust Larry! Larry Lefkowitz was very understanding to my emotions during my very difficult situation. He kept me on track in a very professional manner. He was authentic and real I felt very comfortable. He guided me in the right direction with the divorce proceedings in a non-bulling way. Although I hope to never have to use his services in the future. I would not hesitate to contact Larry for any type of legal service.” If you are contemplating a divorce and want to…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: April 21, 2016

REASONABLY PRICED PHILADELPHIA LAWYER LARRY LEFKOWITZ MAKING A DIFFERENCE! A client recently came to us to finalize his divorce. He was paying his lawyer $350 per hour and had already spent over $12,000. To get his case to a Master’s Hearing in Equitable Distribution, his attorney wanted $6,000 to prepare for the hearing and another $2,000 to attend. Frustrated, he came to the Law Offices of Larry H. Lefkowitz seeking superior legal representation at an affordable rate. He was thrilled to learn that Philadelphia Family Law Attorney Larry Lefkowitz charges a reasonable flat fee of only $1500.…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: April 14, 2016

A FIVE STAR REVIEW FROM ROXANNE! Roxanne wrote “I went to Larry to adopt my granddaughter who had very little contact with her birth mother and was orphaned by her father (my son) when she was 4. She had always lived in my home and all of us thought it time to make her feel secure where she was. So what started out as an easy kinship adoption turned into “mom” not signing papers and not showing up for court. And trying to through a wrench into the adoption. Larry was excellent in getting things…Read More

  • By: Larry Lefkowitz
  • Published: April 4, 2016

SELECTING THE RIGHT FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY: KEYS TO MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE Most people are aware that they need a “good” family law attorney when going through the divorce process. Everyone’s set of circumstances vary, meaning that the word “good” changes with the unique set of circumstances. Family law is different than other areas of law because the issues are emotional and deeply personal. The outcome of these issues will also have a long-lasting impact on your relationship with your children, your former spouse, and your financial future. These aspects of a divorce make it…Read More

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