If you need a family law attorney, we can help. D’Amico Law, PC strives to achieve successful resolutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. We make this period of transition as easy as possible by offering our expertise in the following areas:
Divorce Proceedings: If either you or your spouse decide that it is best to separate, the two of you will need to go through the entire divorce process and ultimately come to a decision about how your shared assets will be divided. After filing for divorce, a Master will often be appointed to address all of the major issues. If an agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the case is taken further in court where a judge makes the ultimate decision. Since all marriages do not always end happily, it is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer to make sure you get what you deserve.
Property Division and Alimony: When two people merge their entire lives into one through marriage, there can be a lot of shared assets involved. From homes and cars, to other assets and debts, all of these matters must be sorted out and divided amongst the parties.
Child Custody: In addition to the physical assets that need to be split up, there is also the matter of child custody to take into account. Whether one parent is getting full rights or the two of you decide on a joint-custody agreement, our attorneys are expert family law attorneys, and we can help you through every step of the process.
Child Support and Spousal Support: In the event that one person has full custody of the child, the other is often required to pay child support and spousal support. Our divorce lawyers have seen many support cases, and we will work diligently to formulate an agreement that is best for the child as well as the parents.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys can assist you with all aspects of the matter. From wills and living trusts to powers of attorney and trust preparation, D’Amico Law, PC will do everything we can to simplify the process and make it as easy as possible for you to manage.
D’Amico Law, PC is committed to helping our clients implement plans that protect, preserve, and control their assets in the manner they feel fit. From our initial meeting through the ultimate distribution of the estate, our estate planning attorneys will take the time to guide you through the entire process and ensure your wishes are met with a satisfactory plan set in place.
Our estate planning services include:
Wills: Having a Will in place will make dealing with the death of a loved one significantly easier. When you create a Will, it simplifies the process of how the assets will be distributed by providing instructions on how to do so. It also designates the executor and beneficiaries.
Living Trusts: If you want to avoid the expensive and time-consuming process of probate (authenticating a Last Will and Testament), having a Living Trust is a great option. Although it must be managed and funded in order to distribute your assets at the time of your passing, it helps keep your affairs private after death.
Powers of Attorney: With our Power of Attorney services, you can appoint someone to manage your affairs in the unfortunate event that you can no longer do so. This includes, property, assets, financial, and medical decisions. The appointed person will be able to act on your behalf until you are able to make decisions for yourself again.
Trust Preparation (including minor and adult beneficiaries): When creating a Trust, it is essential that you cover your bases. The main things you will need to do are:
Compile a list of all the assets in your estate
Appoint beneficiaries and your successor trustee
Designate guardianship for minors (if you have children)
The most important thing to keep in mind is that estate planning is an ongoing process. Your familial, financial, and medical situations can change at a moments notice. When that happens, it is important to revisit your estate plan and update it accordingly.
D’Amico Law, PC has an extensive Corporate Law practice. We offer a variety of business law services to help businesses reach their professional goals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We create the appropriate entity for our business clients and assist corporate clients in any and all legal matters that may arise. Our corporate law attorneys have experience working with clients in all sectors of business. Whether your company is big or small, D’Amico Law, PC will take care of all the legal details, so you can focus on running your business.
From local startups trying to get off the ground to larger corporations dealing with shareholders, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions, corporate law is a huge aspect across the board. It is important that things are done the right way from the start as this will thwart any legal repercussions down the line due to carelessness or off-the-books company activities. If you need legal advice or representation, we are here to help. D’Amico Law has worked with clients regarding a variety of business law matters:
Real Estate Transactions/ Landlord-Tenant Matters
D’Amico Law, PC handles all necessary real estate transaction matters including representation of both buyers and sellers. When transferring property between parties, it is important to be as thorough as possible. With a corporate law attorney on your side, you can make sure that the transaction goes smoothly and that you are getting exactly what you signed for.
Whichever side of the transaction you are on, our experienced corporate law attorney will walk you through the entire process, so you know exactly what’s going on during the negotiation.
D’Amico Law, PC works with minor and complex Landlord-Tenant issues, representing either party.
Everyone makes mistakes. Minor offenses like driving under the influence, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, or child delinquency can have a major impact on your future if they are not handled properly by a professional criminal law attorney.
When adults do something wrong, it is considered a criminal act, and the consequences are more severe than a warning or counseling. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may have to pay fines, attend mandatory classes, or spend time in jail as punishment. Often, these offenses are something we do not even think about on a daily basis, so it may come as a surprise when the charges are issued. No matter the situation, D’Amico Law, PC will work tirelessly to resolve the case in the best way possible, so you can move on.
Child delinquency is when a minor under the age of 18 commits a criminal act. Mistakes happen, and whether it be from peer pressure or their own lapse in judgement, the important part is how they learn from it. With a misdemeanor lawyer on your side, your child can learn from the mistake, make amends, and move on with his or her life. Typical ways to handle this situation include:
Substance abuse treatment
One-on-one or family counseling
Issuing a warning
Having the child held and notifying the parents to pick them up
D’Amico Law, PC is able to handle criminal matters to the extent that the matter is a misdemeanor or low-grade felony. Our criminal law attorneys have worked on both child delinquency and adult matters. Most importantly, we have the appropriate resources to ensure that you will receive excellent representation in the event that we are unable to serve you.
D’Amico Law, PC handles DUI cases in Pennsylvania for both first-time and repeat offenders. We work with you from the time you receive your charges until you complete the matter. If you are the defendant in a drunk driving accident or you were caught driving under the influence, trust our DUI defense attorneys to give you proper legal representation. We will do everything in our power to help you keep your license and your future. Do not let a single night ruin the rest of your life. Get ahead of the situation, and start working with a DUI attorney right away. If you do not take initiative, you could be facing serious charges based on the severity of the accident, your BAC, and how many previous offenses you have incurred, these include:
Jail Time: several days to two years
Fines and Penalties: $300 to $5000
License Suspension: Up to one year
When you are arrested for driving under the influence, there are many intricate procedures that the arresting officer must follow in order for the case to hold. With years of practice in this area our defense attorneys know exactly what to look for:
The Vehicle Stop: The arresting officer must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over in the first place.
The Arrest: There must be probable cause, such as reckless driving or the failure to pass a breathalyzer test.
Breath Test Results: If the officer is inexperienced or the equipment is not functioning properly, this could cause incorrect test results.
Blood Test Results: An invalid blood test could mean that the BAC level is incorrect.
Medical Conditions: Medication or a fever could cause undesirable test results.
DUI Checkpoint: This roadblock must be marked, and the police officer must follow proper procedures when conducting a search.
If you have recently been in an accident or have suffered harm due to the carelessness and thoughtlessness of someone else, you will need a personal injury lawyer to help with your claim.
D’Amico Law, PC acts an experienced advocate for clients seeking compensation as accident victims. The law provides you with the right to be financially compensated for injuries or damages suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, and our accident lawyer will make sure your legal claim is handled correctly and effectively through settlement.
This area of law covers injuries related to:
Car Accidents: When we are on the road, it is reasonable to expect others to have care, caution, and consideration while driving. However, we all know that this does not always happen. Anita D’Amico, our personal injury lawyer, will iron out all the legal details of your accident, so you can just focus on getting better. Typical scenarios are:
Distracted Driving: People driving while checking emails, texting, or talking on the phone.
Reckless Driving: People speeding, making aggressive lane changes, and running stop signs or red lights.
Drunk Driving: People driving under the influence of alcohol. See our DUI page for more information on this situation.
Premises Liability: All property owners have a duty of care and must maintain a reasonably safe environment. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim because you were harmed due to unsafe conditions, Anita can help you build a premises liability case. Common due causes include:
Fires and water leaks
Ice accidents and slip and fall cases
Elevator, pool, and amusement park related accidents
Products Liability: If you are harmed as a result of a defective product, you should seek the immediate assistance of a personal injury lawyer. Our team at D’Amico Law, PC will get everything straightened out and get you the appropriate compensation you deserve. Common cases include:
Design Defect: There is a safety hazard due to improper testing or in the design itself.
Marketing Defect: There is a failure to warn or provide proper instructions about the product being unsafe if it is used incorrectly.
Manufacturing Defect: An unintended defect that occurs when the product is being made. The only issue is in the manufacturing process, not the design itself.