Real Estate Closing Services

Buying, selling, or renting property.

Residential and Commercial.

Serving the abstract needs of the Pocono area for over 20 years.

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Penn Realty Settlement Services
Affiliated with MHK Attorneys

We have been serving the abstract needs of the Pocono area for over 20 years. We are locally owned and operated and take a personal interest in all of our clients.

Our standard practice is to exceed expectations.

We offer home buyers, sellers, lenders and real estate professionals dependable, safe, worry-free transactions.

You will never have to pay extra for outstanding service:
– The bottom line for you is a clean title and always peace of mind!

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Services include: 

  • Full Abstract and Title Services
  • Agreements of Sale
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Promissory Notes
  • Closing Documents
  • Notary Services
  • Closing of Property Sales or refinance
  • Review contracts
  • Paying off prior mortgages
  • Coordinating property inspections
  • Preparing HUD-1 settlement statements
  • Coordinate and finalize documents
  • Close transactions
  • Submit pertinent documents for proper recording in public record
  • Title searches
  • Title examinations
  • Provisions of title certificates and title insurance

A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

We return calls promptly so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. We care about each case and each client. We have helped thousands of people get out of difficult situations, and are ready to fight for you. Just take a look at our case results and reviews.

ABSTRACT OF TITLE

Abstract of title is an evidence of ownership in the conveyance of property. It aims in abbreviated form to trace as far back as possible or desirable the history of the property, the names of its successive owners and the dates of various transfers. Title companies assure the validity and marketability of the title and guarantee the buyer against loss up to the amount of his purchase.

A property abstract is a collection of legal documents that chronicle transactions associated with a particular parcel of land. Generally included are references to deeds, mortgages, wills, probate records, court litigations, and tax sales—basically, any legal document that affects the property.

The abstract will show the names of all property owners, how long a particular holder owned it, and the price of the land when it was sold. Rarely will an abstract mention capital improvements to the property.

An abstract of title is the condensed history of the title to a particular parcel of real estate, consisting of a summary of the original grant and all subsequent conveyances and encumbrances affecting the property and a certification by the abstractor that the history is complete and accurate.

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Commercial Real Estate Services

Commercial Real Estate

Made Easy.

We have the knowledge, depth and expertise to handle commercial real estate transactions in the Greater Pocono area.

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Buying, Selling,

Or Renting Property?

MHK has been serving the abstract needs of the Pocono area for over 25 years. We are locally owned and operated and take a personal interest in all of our clients. You will never have to pay extra for outstanding service:

– The bottom line for you is a clean title and always peace of mind!

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

We return calls promptly so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. We care about each case and each client. We have helped thousands of people get out of difficult situations, and are ready to fight for you. Just take a look at our case results and reviews.

Commercial Real Estate Made Easy

We have the knowledge, depth and expertise to handle commercial real estate transactions in the Greater Pocono area:

  • Acquisition of Property
  • Appraise a Property or Portfolio
  • Develop a Portfolio Strategy
  • Dispose of Property
  • Enhance Sustainability
  • Financing Real Estate
  • Highway Improvements
  • Investments in Real Estate
  • Land Development Planning
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Leases 
  • Manage Property Taxes
  • Manage Property or Projects
  • Recover Asset Value
  • Reduce Real Estate Cost
  • Sewage Facilities
  • Zoning Hearings

Leasing & Investment Services
Our real estate services legal team possess a depth of knowledge in the local market that cannot be paralleled by national competitors.

Property Management Services
Property management is responsible for approximately 1 million square feet of net and gross leased properties.

Construction Services
Our seasoned specialists deliver accurate and timely estimates for all construction costs and provide General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management and Facility Services to clients in the Greater Poconos Pennsylvania area.

Property Maintenance Services
We offer legal advice to supply, direct and control the daily operations of the portfolio working under the direction of our Property Management team to provide tenant satisfaction and cost effectiveness to each and every property.

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Real Estate Services

Buying, Selling, Or Renting Property.

We Can Help

Serving the Greater Poconos and Surrounding Area with Highest Quality & Accuracy guaranteed.

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Serving The

Pocono Area

For Over 25 Years

MHK Attorneys handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within our practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Our Northeast PA real estate lawyers also represent commercial interests focusing on land use, zoning, environmental law or eminent domain issues.

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

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How An Attorney Can Help You

Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination based on certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.


Property
, in the abstract, is what belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing. In the context of this article, it is one or more components (rather than attributes), whether physical or incorporeal, of a person’s estate; or so belonging to, as in being owned by, a person or jointly a group of people or a legal entity like a corporation or even a society. (With that meaning, the word property is uncountable and so is not used with an indefinite article or as a plural.)

Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of property has the right to consume, alter, share, redefine, rent, mortgage, pawn, sell, exchange, transfer, give away or destroy it, or to exclude others from doing these things, as well as to perhaps abandon it; whereas regardless of the nature of the property, the owner thereof has the right to properly use it (as a durable, mean or factor, or whatever), or at the very least exclusively keep it.

In economics and political economy, there are three broad forms of property: private property, public property, and collective property (also called cooperative property).

Property that jointly belongs to more than one party may be possessed or controlled thereby in very similar or very distinct ways, whether simply or complexly, whether equally or unequally. However, there is an expectation that each party’s will (rather discretion) with regard to the property be clearly defined and unconditional, so as to distinguish ownership and easement from rent. The parties might expect their wills to be unanimous, or alternately every given one of them, when no opportunity for or the possibility of a dispute with any other of them exists, may expect his, her, it’s or their own will to be sufficient and absolute.

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social security benefits

Social Security Disability

Social Security Benefits.

Not Welfare.

We can help you get the benefits you are entitled to during your time of need.

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Collect

the benefits

you deserve.

Thousands of disabled workers never receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because they become discouraged and give up. Many valid claims are initially denied and are only successful once they are appealed. It is important to have an experienced advocate from MHK Attorneys on your side. We have more than 25 years of SSD experience in Pocono Summit, Brodheadsville, and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and know the ins and outs of the Social Security Administration. We will not be satisfied until you have the benefits you have earned, and do not collect fees unless we obtain these benefits for our clients.

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

We return calls promptly so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. We care about each case and each client. We have helped thousands of people get out of difficult situations, and are ready to fight for you. Just take a look at our case results and reviews.

If you are disabled, MHK Attorneys will provide you the social security disability attorney you need to get the money you deserve.

What is Social Security Disability?

SSD is a Federal program that provides assistance to people with mental or physical disabilities. If you have suffered a disability through personal injury or mental illness, have worked long enough to qualify and have paid your social security taxes, then you are insured by the government and can receive payments.

Many Types Of Disabling Conditions Apply

Our firm receives many questions from people who are unsure whether their disability qualifies them for SSD benefits. Almost any physical or mental disability that prevents someone from working for at least a year can qualify. The difficulty is in demonstrating the disabling condition when symptoms are not easily visible. This is a frequent issue in cases involving post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain disorders.

SSD Benefits, Not Welfare

You have had FICA tax taken out of your paychecks throughout your working years. This is done for exactly the situation you find yourself in now. You are required to have worked at least five out of the past ten years and have a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months in order to qualify for benefits. Our lawyers can help you get these benefits that you are entitled to during your time of need. The benefits are retroactive, so once your application is granted or you win your appeal, you will receive SSD from the time you were first disabled.

For an experienced social security disability attorney, MHK Attorneys can handle your social security disability claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Estate Planning & Administration

Estate Planning Today.

Peace Of Mind Tomorrow.

We maximize the value of an estate and limit the amount lost to estate taxes, so your assets are protected for your heirs.

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Experienced

estate planning

in Monroe County.

Your estate and how you want it distributed are not things to start thinking about once you are nearing the end of your life. The time to begin planning your estate is now. Estate planning is crucial for people of all ages and can be a lasting gift for the loved ones you cherish so much. We have handled these matters for more than 25 years, and have the knowledge and resources to create a comprehensive estate plan that protects your assets and leaves a legacy for your heirs.

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

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How An Estate Planning Lawyer Can Help You

At MHK Attorneys, we offer experienced representation focused on the unique needs of our clients in northeast Pennsylvania. We can assist you with all aspects of estate planning, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Tax planning

We have handled these matters for more than 25 years and have the knowledge and resources to create a comprehensive estate plan that protects your assets and leaves a legacy for your heirs.

We will find a solution that is in your best interest, whether you have a relatively straightforward estate and need to have a will made, or you have complex asset protection needs that call for a variety of trusts. We work with financial experts and other professionals to maximize the value of an estate and limit the amount lost to estate taxes.

Guardianships

An adult child may have to step in to make sure a parent is taken care of. If that parent has not established a power of attorney, we can assist you in pursuing a guardianship to allow you or a trusted person to make financial decisions on behalf of your parent.

Estate Planning Today. Peace Of Mind Tomorrow.

It is understandable that people do not like to think about end-of-life issues, but planning now can allow you to approach the rest of your life with peace of mind. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our Pennsylvania estate planning lawyers.

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Workers' Compensation

Protecting Workers' Rights

For Over 25 Years.

We will fight for every cent of benefits you deserve to maximize your compensation in every way possible.

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Injured? We

understand what

you’re going through.

If you have been injured on the job, it’s common to feel like your employer is no longer on your side. The insurance company is not looking out for your interests either. Protecting your rights after a work injury is crucial.

MHK Attorneys represent Workers’ Comp clients in Monroe County and throughout the Lehigh Valley with offices in Pocono Summit, Brodheadsville, and Stroudsburg. We operate on a contingency basis, which means you will owe no fees unless a workers’ compensation attorney collects compensation for you.

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

We return calls promptly so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. We care about each case and each client. We have helped thousands of people get out of difficult situations, and are ready to fight for you. Just take a look at our case results and reviews.

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We have the resources and knowledge to guide you through even the most complex family law issues, including:

A construction site can resemble a gauntlet designed to hurt people. From heavy machinery and tall scaffolding to small nails and hand tools, there is no shortage of danger in the construction industry. Most construction workers go into their line of work assuming that there will be some bumps and bruises.

The high likelihood of injury does not excuse injuries that happen due to negligence or absolve employers of a responsibility to keep their employees safe. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you can rely on MHK Attorneys to look out for you.

We represent people who have suffered a wide variety of construction site injuries such as:

  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Toxic exposure
  • Injuries due to falls from heights
  • Crush injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries

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At MHK Attorneys, we have seen devastating warehouse injuries in Monroe County and throughout northeast Pennsylvania. The impact these injuries have on families is tragic, and problems can be compounded by the difficulty of obtaining needed workers’ compensation benefits. No matter where you were injured, we can help you pursue your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation with our Pennsylvania warehouse accident attorneys.

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Are You Eligible For A Third-Party Claim?

Someone other than your employer or a co-worker must be responsible or partially responsible for your injury in order to have a viable claim. The most common example is a car accident that happens during the course of your job duties. We can pursue a claim against the third party responsible for the car accident while also helping you obtain your workers’ compensation benefits.

Another common source of third-party claims is defective products. Our lawyers can pursue claims against the manufacturer of a defective forklift, ladder, saw, drill press or another tool that caused you harm.

Was your claim denied? You are not alone. Even people with clear-cut, work-related injuries often have their claims initially denied by insurance agencies. This is when we encourage you to let us put our resources and knowledge to work for you. We can handle all of your interactions with the insurance company to make sure you receive the wage loss and medical benefits you deserve.

Contact our team to speak with a Northeast PA workers’ compensation attorney today for a free consultation.

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MHK Attorneys welcomes the opportunity to explain how our law firm can help you when your work has caused or worsened a chronic illness or condition. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania including those clients that reside in Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley. We offer a free consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. Discuss your chronic illness or condition such as the following that you believe was triggered or worsened by work activities:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or another repetitive stress ailment
  • An occupational disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma
  • Lung disease
  • A heart condition that has led to a heart attack or puts you at risk for a heart attack
  • Back or neck pain
  • Depression or anxiety

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Not all injuries happen suddenly. Workers who have a similar routine and job duties on a shift-by-shift basis are far more likely to suffer a repetitive stress injury due to muscles and tendons wearing down over the years. It can be difficult to obtain compensation for them, despite the injuries being completely legitimate and backed by medical documentation.

At MHK Attorneys, we have more than 25 years of experience and have handled more than 10,000 cases involving injured workers in northeast Pennsylvania.

Representing Victims Of Repetitive Stress In The Workplace

We seek to maximize wage loss and medical benefits for workers who suffer from repetitive stress injuries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries

These injuries are not always as clear-cut or as easy to demonstrate as more sudden injuries such as broken bones, ruptured discs and crushed limbs. We work closely with medical professionals to document our clients’ work-related injuries and demonstrate the need for benefits.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of a workplace injury that develops over time, rather than through sudden trauma. Workers who are engaged in repetitive activities with their fingers, hands and wrists are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Work activities known to sometimes cause or contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Typing or keyboarding
  • Assembly work
  • Butchering meat
  • Sewing

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Properly assembled and maintained scaffolding is a wonderful tool when a worker needs to work high in the air on something more stable than a ladder. Scaffolding that has been assembled incorrectly or poorly maintained can enable serious injuries that leave workers without a way to make a living.

It is important to understand your right to workers’ compensation benefits for wage loss and medical expenses if you have been hurt in a scaffolding accident. At MHK Attorneys, we offer injured workers representation from professionals with more than 25 years of experience and 10,000 cases under their belts in northeast Pennsylvania.

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Back injuries on the job sometimes happen because of a sudden fall or when a worker is carrying a particularly heavy load. In other cases, back injuries develop over time because of repetitive stress involved in lifting nursing home residents or lying on one’s back while doing electrical work, to name a couple of examples.

Some workers with back injuries are afraid to report those injuries for fear of losing out on necessary income. They may become lax about taking precautions or become used to feeling stressed and fatigued. Sooner or later, however, lumbar degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc leads to chronic pain and disability. Once a back injury sufferer has received a medical opinion that back pain is likely caused by work activity, it is important to report this to the employer.

Ultimately, a back injury will result in:

  • Medical treatment needs, possibly including surgery
  • Lost time from work
  • Ongoing pain and suffering

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How A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

If you have been injured on the job or if you believe you have developed an occupational disease, such as cancer caused by exposure to toxic chemicals at your workplace, you should get medical attention first. You should also notify your employer that you have been injured or that your doctor has diagnosed you and given you his or her opinion that your work environment caused an illness that you suffer from.

Talking to an attorney should be next on your agenda. Why? Your employer and workers’ compensation insurer want to limit the payout of benefits. A lawyer on your side will share your priorities and watch out for your interests.

To protect your right to recover all benefits you are eligible for, as soon as possible and for as long as you are eligible for them, we encourage you to contact our law firm. We can explain the types of benefits you qualify for and how to get payments underway.

Types of benefits include:

  • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits to be paid for as long as you are unable to work; calculated as a percentage of your average weekly wages (AWW) before your injury
  • Partial disability benefits if you are able to earn wages, but have not fully recovered from your work injury
  • Specific loss benefits, if you suffer an amputation or loss of use of body parts such as fingers, toes, a hand, a foot, or loss of hearing or vision
  • Medical expenses, with no time limit
  • In some cases, travel expenses to and from medical providers if you have to travel outside your local community for treatment not available in your community
  • Death benefits for eligible survivors, including a widow or widower and dependent children (minors or full-time students until age 23)

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Personal Injury

Protecting Pennsylvania Injury

Victims For Over 25 Years.

We focus on getting you paid, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Injured? We

understand what

you’re going through.

Injuries and death are a tragic part of life, but are often preventable. At MHK Attorneys we represent people, not insurance companies, during these difficult times. With over 25 years of experience, our talented Pennsylvania injury lawyers consistently deliver outstanding results for our clients in the Pocono Summit, Brodheadsville, and Stroudsburg areas. We do everything within our power to help our clients focus on rebuilding their lives and moving past their suffering.

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A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

We return calls promptly so that you know exactly what is going on with your case. We care about each case and each client. We have helped thousands of people get out of difficult situations, and are ready to fight for you. Just take a look at our case results and reviews.

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We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those stemming from:

A car accident happens in the blink of an eye. Recovery, however, can take years. Don’t let negligent drivers turn your life upside down. The most common causes of car crashes in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving

MHK Attorneys has 25 years of experience representing people who have suffered life-altering injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and compound fractures. Our lawyers will not be satisfied until you have received a settlement or verdict that provides for your needs now and in the future.

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Five Things You Need To Know About Truck Accidents

1. The Trucking Company Is Already Taking Action To Avoid Responsibility:

As you consider contacting an attorney, the trucking company already has its investigators on the scene looking for ways to deny responsibility for your injury.

2. Most Truck Accidents Are The Result Of Negligence:

Common causes of truck accidents include speeding, inattentive driving, lack of sleep, improperly trained drivers and poorly maintained vehicles.

3. Truck Accidents Result In Extensive and Expensive Injuries:

A negligently maintained, loaded or operated tractor-trailer is at high-risk of causing life-altering collisions. These collisions can result in years of treatment costing victims thousands or millions of dollars, as well as debilitating physical, mental and emotional pain.

4. The Insurance Company Did Not Get Rich By Writing Checks:

When you pick up the phone or answer the door, the insurance adjuster may seem friendly or even helpful. It is in your best interest to look past the surface and follow the money. The insurance company is in no hurry to do the right thing for you, and any settlement it offers will only be in its interest.

5. The Playing Field Is Not Level If You Do Not Know The Rules:

Insurance companies and their lawyers have made a career out of defending negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. They know all the ins and outs of the system. To level the playing field, you need an experienced advocate on your side. 

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A perfect day for a motorcycle ride can quickly turn tragic when a negligent motorist fails to share the road.

‘I Didn’t See It’ Is Not Good Enough

In Pennsylvania, motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and compound fractures. Facial disfiguration and cosmetic injuries can also have a long-lasting impact on accident victims. We fight the insurance company to make sure you receive the best compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, in-home care, home modifications and other damages associated with your injury.

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How could someone be so reckless? Preventable injuries, or worse, death, that result from the carelessness of someone driving under the influence has major consequences. While you are not likely to be eligible for any additional compensation as a result of someone driving under the influence, the fact that someone was driving drunk could make all the difference if you have a limited tort insurance policy.

Do you have a limited tort policy?

In order to recover pain and suffering damages with limited tort insurance, the injury must be considered a “serious injury” as defined in the automotive insurance contract. Even if a person is disabled because of the accident, this may not be considered a “serious injury” that would enable the insured to pursue a claim for pain and suffering.

Limited tort does not have to mean that you are on your own if you have been hurt in an accident. Our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury team has worked on hundreds of Limited Tort cases that resulted in positive verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Missed flights, flat tires, bad hotel rooms and illnesses can spoil a vacation. You know there are far worse things that can happen.

Full-Service Representation For Tourist Injuries

We can help out-of-state injury victims maximize compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. This includes pursuing personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls and wrongful death. Our Pennsylvania lawyers handle hotel and resort accident cases in the Poconos and surrounding areas. We can help you if you were injured on vacation in our neck of the woods, no matter where you call home.

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Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises and deal with safety issues as they become aware of them. MHK Attorneys can help you explore your legal rights if you have been injured on unsafe premises by:

  • Dog Bites
  • Slipping on an icy sidewalk
  • Tripping on inadequately maintained stairs or stairs without a handrail
  • Slipping on a wet floor
  • Slipping on produce, such as grapes, in a grocery store aisle

We will take on the insurance companies and hold negligent parties accountable, whether you fell victim to a slippery surface or suffered long-term damage as a result of inadequate security.

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At MHK Attorneys, we have been helping family members of wrongful death victims in Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley hold negligent individuals and corporations accountable for more than 25 years. You can rely on us for compassion and guidance during the most difficult time in your life. We will handle all the legal issues surrounding your loss so you can focus on what matters most.

We handle a wide variety of fatal accident claims, including those involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Resort accidents
  • Unsafe premises
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dangerous products

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Typically, the driver in the vehicle behind another vehicle in a rear-end accident is considered negligent. A driver caught in between other cars may be exempted from this assumption in a multiple-vehicle accident. In such a case, the driver may have had no reasonable way to avoid a crash even if he or she was maintaining a good following distance. This is an example of the nuances we look for during an investigation after a client of MHK Attorneys has been injured in a car accident.

After suffering injuries in a multiple-vehicle accident, request a free copy of our book, 10 Biggest Secrets to Winning Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case: A Guide for Injured Pennsylvania Drivers.

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Our law firm knows all too well the challenges that an injured person faces after a Pennsylvania commercial vehicle accident. Lawyers at MHK Attorneys represent people injured in crashes involving commercial vehicles such as:

  • 18-wheeler (big-rig) trucks
  • In-town delivery trucks
  • Lawn care service vehicles
  • Taxis and company cars
  • Street cleaners
  • Snow plows
  • Utility trucks

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Water parks, amusement parks, resorts and other recreational sites are often ripe locations for pedestrian knock-down accidents. Crowds and distractions for drivers arriving and leaving can prove to be a deadly mix. Lawyers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere can be important allies for pedestrians injured in parking lots and other areas where motor vehicles collide with people on foot.

From our law offices in Pocono Summit, Brodheadsville and Stroudsburg, our pedestrian accident attorneys represent injured pedestrians and other personal injury victims throughout northeast Pennsylvania.

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How A Personal Injury Firm Can Help You

The northeast Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at MHK Attorneys put your interests above their own. We will hold the insurance company’s feet to the fire, and fight for the maximum verdict or settlement you are entitled to.

We give our promise to:

  • Promptly return your calls
  • Provide you with frequent updates about the status of your case
  • Help you find a doctor to provide you with medical treatment
  • Explain your treatment options if you do not have health insurance
  • Explore all options for recovering financial compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages (perhaps through uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on your own auto insurance policy)

You Have Nothing To Lose

It will cost you nothing to find out if we can help you maximize your recovery. We collect fees only if we obtain compensation for injury victims.

We know what it takes to achieve success for injury victims and families. You should have high expectations for your attorney, and you can rest assured that we hold ourselves to that same high standard.

Our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout Monroe County and the Lehigh Valley. Our clients often come from area communities such as Pocono Summit, Brodheadsville, Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown.

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Family Law

Family Law — At Every Stage

of Family Life.

We aren’t just divorce attorneys.

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Make The Best

Decision For You

And Your Family.

Our Family Law lawyers at MHK Attorneys represent clients during every stage of family life. We aren’t just divorce attorneys. We represent clients in creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, during separation and divorce, child custody disputes, property settlement and equitable distribution, proceedings for contempt of orders, protective orders, grandparent rights’ cases, spousal support, alimony pendente lite, alimony and child support.

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We’re here to help

We have the resources and knowledge to guide you through even the most complex legal issues, including:

A Proven
Track Record
Of Success

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Saying that divorce is about “going to divorce court” and fighting to make sure you get your share of the property is a flawed perception. It is more accurate to think of divorce as many small cases that need to be resolved to achieve a finalized divorce that will stand the test of time.

Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience resolving all separation and divorce-related issues, including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony pendente lite/alimony
  • Division of assets and property
  • Protection from Abuse Orders
  • Contempt of court order matters

We are particularly skilled at resolving complex divorces, including those involving business assets, multiple properties, and substantial financial assets. We focus on critical issues such as the tax implications of property settlements to ensure that our clients maximize their share of the marital estate.

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Child custody is one of the most complex areas of family law in Pennsylvania. At MHK Attorneys, we will be strong advocates for your rights as a parent and identify the best solution for you and your children.

Many parents will come to us stating that they want full custody after a separation or divorce. What many people consider to be full custody does not match up with the law’s version of full custody. In the eyes of the court, full custody would be one parent having sole physical and legal custody.  Understanding what rights you have and what the other parents’ rights are is key to obtaining the best result for the children. There are many variations of custody and our attorneys are prepared to discuss all of the options available to make sure your children are the most important focus of any custody order.

 

 

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In Pennsylvania, spousal support refers to temporary financial support paid to a spouse after a separation but before a divorce is filed. Guidelines exist to help courts determine an appropriate award, but courts also look at the circumstances before them to determine if the guidelines are just and if they should be applied. The court may also consider factors such as abuse or pre-separation adultery in deciding whether to deny spousal support.

Alimony pendente lite is support to a spouse after a separation and after a divorce complaint has been filed.  It has a different set of rules applied to it.

Alimony refers to the financial support paid from one ex-spouse to another once their marriage ends and divorce is final. The statute dictates that alimony is based on the receiving ex-spouse’s true financial need going forward, so alimony awards can vary greatly in amount and length of time they must be paid. Alimony is awarded purely at the discretion of the courts, which use seventeen factors to aid in making their decision. Despite all the factors laid out to simplify alimony award decisions made by courts, Pennsylvania laws do not automatically entitle either party to alimony. You need a strong advocate on your side to make sure the alimony award is appropriate under the circumstances unique to your case.

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Pennsylvania family courts use both parents’ incomes and the number of children in the family to arrive at a monthly child support amount. A parenting time adjustment is given based on shared custody.

Sole custody formula:

The total income from the non-primary custody parent is put into the formula along with the income of the primary custodian to arrive at a total family income. Certain deductions from that total are allowed. To be considered a primary custody case, the non-residential parent spends fewer than 146 days per year, or less than 40 percent of the time, with the children. There is no parenting time credit given for primary custody situations. The primary physical custody parent receives child support from the other parent according to Pennsylvania law.

Shared custody formula:

A different formula is used for shared custody child support calculations.  In Pennsylvania, when the family court orders shared physical custody, the non-residential parent must host the children for 146 days per year or more. The more overnights, the greater the credit is toward child support.

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In a Pennsylvania divorce, property is characterized one of two ways. Separate property is property that belongs to one spouse, and marital property is property that is part of the marital estate for purposes of the divorce, irrespective of whose name the property is in.

Property disputes are very common in divorce, but they often present complex legal issues and may require financial tracings; matters that are best left to our experts. If your divorce involves a dispute regarding the character of substantial property, please contact our experienced family law attorneys who can advise you of your rights.

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In Pennsylvania, a prenuptial agreement is a formal agreement entered into before marriage. In this agreement, the future spouses agree to provisions for equitable distribution of assets, debts and spousal support if they were to divorce in the future or if they wish to provide for what happens to assets in the event of death.

Our team can help prepare a valid prenuptial agreement that will help shorten, if not prevent, disputes over financial issues if a marriage ends or a spouse dies.

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In Pennsylvania, several tax issues may arise from divorce. It is important to consult with our experienced team to understand the full impact of your divorce on your taxes.

The following tax areas should be considered:

  • Alimony or spousal support may have tax implications and the Internal Revenue Code section must be consulted.
  • Property transferred between spouses at the time of a divorce typically has no income tax consequences; however, if the asset has a tax basis or if the asset is a retirement asset, this may significantly change the value of it to you. These issues must be considered when determining which assets are retained or transferred to which spouse.
  • The custodial parent may be able to claim child-care credit for the children. The parents must determine which of them is entitled to claim tax exemptions for the children if they want to alter the IRS rule on exemptions.
  • When the divorce is final, the filing status of each filer will change. The filing status for the year of a divorce is determined by the marital status on December 31st.

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Grandparents often play significant roles in their grandchildren’s lives. They are often in frequent contact, forming strong psychological bonds and may assume caregiving responsibilities on a regular schedule. Sometimes grandparents need help securing access to grandchildren through visitation or custody rights when they wish for legal authority to house and care for them full time.

We will be by your side providing you with sound advice and strong representation no matter what direction your case takes.

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Two types of annulments exist in Pennsylvania: those for void marriages and those for voidable marriages. Void marriages are invalid from the start, and do not require a court order to be annulled. In contrast, the annulment of a voidable marriage in Pennsylvania may require a hearing before a judge to prove the grounds for annulment.

For more specific information regarding the procedure to obtain an annulment and what to expect at a hearing, contact our team of family law attorneys for assistance.

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How A Family Lawyer Can Help You

Our Family Law lawyers at MHK Attorneys represent clients during every stage of family life. We aren’t just divorce attorneys. We represent clients in creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, during separation and divorce, child custody disputes, property settlement and equitable distribution, spousal support and alimony and child support.

We know searching for a family law attorney after a breakup can be a difficult job. You want someone to handle your divorce, your separation, or fight for the custody of your children or to keep your home. Here at MHK Attorneys, we know this can be emotionally stressful and complicated.

At MHK Attorneys, we believe you need to find an attorney who understands the difficulties and legal challenges of the changes that your family may be experiencing. We will give you all the facts you need to make the best decisions for you and your family, and we will guide you through administrative processes like support conferences, custody conferences, protection from abuse hearings, divorce hearings, and other court proceedings.

Finally, if your case is not able to be resolved prior to a full hearing, you can rest assured that MHK Attorneys has experienced litigators who are prepared to vigorously pursue your rights in the courtroom.

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