Feb 2018
14th Feb 2018

Preventing Elder Abuse: Scams to Watch Out For

Abington PA AttorneysEvery year, senior citizens in America lose over $3 billion to scams or fraudulent activities that actively target older individuals. This problem has become so widespread that it has led to lawmakers passing the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act in 2017. This law defines tougher penalties for those who defraud seniors, expands information-sharing rules and guidelines aimed at curbing fraud, and expands current criminal codes and laws to include e-mail scams and marketing schemes.

While this is a step in the right direction, the truth is that these scammers are ever-tenacious, and they have more tools at their disposal than ever before. This is why we’ve written a brief guide on scams to look out for, especially when it comes to aging loved ones. Want to learn more? If so, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at Egbert & Barnes, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation.
7th Feb 2018

Drafting and Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements

Abington PA AttorneysNon-compete agreements, also simply known as non-competes, are being increasingly implemented on the workplace, and they are no longer reserved for just higher-ups or salespeople. In today’s competitive economy, it has become more and more important for companies to assert ownership over employees’ work and work experience. However, while these types of agreements offer a high level of protection, they are not always enforced by the courts, especially if the non-compete is not drafted correctly.

This is why the assistance of a skilled business law attorney, someone who can help you draft a thorough and well-executed non-compete agreement, is essential. In the meantime, here are a few things to know about how non-compete agreements are generally enforced.
Jan 2018
29th Jan 2018

Challenges in Partitioning Jointly Owned Real Estate

Abington PA AttorneysFrank owned nine properties in Philadelphia. In 2007, he initiated a Quiet Title Action to invalidate a purportedly fraudulent deed, alleging that a 1991 Deed conveying the properties to his son and two other individuals was invalid because his son had forged the signature. Frank and his children settled the lawsuit, agreeing to invalidate the 1991 deed and to record a new deed transferring the properties to Frank’s three daughters, Frances, Rosemarie and Carol. The three sisters held the properties as tenants in common, each with a one-third interest.