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Men and Divorce

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Nov 20, 2015 12:55:28 PM

In any Pennsylvania Divorce, men and women have to deal with separation from their current spouse and starting a new chapter in life.  Everyone handles this transition differently, because the transition is based on the specific circumstances surrounding the separation, a person’s mental fortitude, emotional well-being, and ability to cope with stress and major change.  The divorce process impacts this transition.  Men and women have to proceed through the divorce process and deal with issues of equitably dividing marital property, support and alimony, and child custody.  Complicating factors may also include allegations of abuse and paying for lawyers.  In Pennsylvania, the divorce laws are meant to equally apply to men and women.  Most divorce lawyers understand that there are unique aspects to representing men in divorce.

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Business Collections: 5 Steps to Get Paid

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Nov 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

 There is no magic bullet to recover payments from customers when a business has unpaid customer accounts.  Delinquent business accounts can cause nightmares for a small business.  It can affect cash flow, marketing, manufacturing, and all other functions of a business.  When a customer refuses to pay, an effective strategy should be implemented and acted upon in order to increase the likelihood of getting paid.  An effective strategy can be broken down into five (5) key steps.

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Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Pennsylvania

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Nov 3, 2015 12:55:38 PM

Pennsylvania law allows for the filing of a foreign judgment.  A foreign judgment is a judgment obtained in another state that is transferred to Pennsylvania for enforcement and collection purposes.  Foreign judgments are often necessary when a judgment is obtained in another state, but the defendant debtor resides in Pennsylvania or has assets in Pennsylvania.

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How Much Does A Healthcare Audit Cost Your Office

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Oct 27, 2015 2:15:59 PM

By now, most, if not all healthcare providers have been audited by either a health insurance payer or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or both. The healthcare audit process can vary depending on the payer; however, most audits follow a general process beginning with a request for medical records. The healthcare provider submits the records to the requesting payer who then have the records reviewed by a consultant. The consultant prepares a report with his or her findings that the payer then uses to determine whether the payer received payments for services that the payer believes was inappropriate. Then, the payer will request a refund from the provider of the total amount of “overpaid” claims.

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Using Correct CPT Codes To Avoid Healthcare Audits

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Oct 23, 2015 1:04:18 PM

Healthcare audits are common. Most healthcare providers know someone who has been audited or they themselves have been audited. Audits often reveal issues or concerns with regards to a provider’s billing, coding or documentation. If the payer determines that a problem exists, then the payer will usually request a refund of the overpayment which was caused by the alleged error. An overpayment determination can trigger legal action by the payer to recoup the money or, depending on the contractual arrangement between the provider and the payer, the payer may legally offset the amount that the payer believes is owed against future claims submissions.

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Finding a Debt Collections Attorney for your Business

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Oct 7, 2015 7:54:50 PM

Debt Collections for a business can be complex, so finding the right debt collections attorney is important. Many people associate debt collections with consumer transactions, such as an individual’s failure to pay a credit card bill, a mortgage or a car payment. In most consumer transactions, the debt is easy to calculate and the debtor often has no defense to his or her non-payment. Debt collections for businesses that relate to goods or services provided to an individual or another business is different. For these situations, there are often a number of variables that must be considered. These variables include whether there is a written contract between the parties, the terms of the contract, statutes such as the Uniform Commercial Code, and the quality of the goods or services provided and whether it met the expectations of the debtor.

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How to Contest a Will in Pennsylvania

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Sep 30, 2015 1:42:29 PM

After a person dies, the Will is offered for probate by the Personal Representative/Executor named in the Will. Offering the Will for probate simply means that the Will is presented to the Register of Wills in the county where the decedent last resided for the Register of Wills to determine the sufficiency of the Will. Specifically, the Will is reviewed to determine whether it was signed by the decedent, whether witnesses have attested to the signing, and whether the person named as the Personal Representative is the person who is asking for letters testamentary, which is the legal recognition of the Personal Representative to formally and legally administer the estate.

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Montgomery County, PA Divorce Procedure

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Divorce proceedings often include a process for dividing marital property, establishing legal and physical custody of children, and support (child or spousal). States have different laws with regards to the substantive aspects of divorce and related proceedings as well as the procedures within the court system. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview the procedure related to a Montgomery County, PA divorce.

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How to Create a Special Needs Trust in Pennsylvania

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The Special Needs Trust is a useful and sometimes necessary estate planning option for individuals who have a child that has a mental, social or emotional disorder.  These children will often never be financially independent and the concern for most parents is the inevitable situation when the parents die before their child.  Parents often have to think about where will the child live; who will take care of the child; and where will the money come from?

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When You Should Reevaluate Your Estate Plan

By Jason Martin, Esq. on Sep 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM


It is common practice for estate planning attorneys to recommend to their clients that their estate planning documents, i.e. Last Will and Testament, Revocable Living Trust, Power of Attorney, etc., should not be hidden away and forgotten about. These documents should be reviewed with your estate planning attorney at least every 3-5 years. Developments and changes often cause individuals to revise their documents to reflect current situations. Instead of waiting for 3-5 years, individuals should consider a reevaluation of their estate plan and revisions to their documents when any of the following events occur:


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