Robert E. Fravel

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Attorney At Law

When To Modify Your Estate Plan

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. By their very nature, estate planning documents are meant to be long lasting and are not prone to frequent revision.  For those who are lucky enough to maintain a degree of stability throughout their life, there may only be one or two...

Using Your Will to Provide for Your Minor Children

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. Most of us think of a will as simply “a legal document that spells out who gets my property when I die”.  And while that is true, a will can also be a tool that determines what happens to your minor children and their finances if both...

The Truth Behind Living Trusts in Pennsylvania

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. Recently I’ve had a number of my clients sit down in my office and tell me that they had a living trust set up for them and their spouse years ago, and that “they were all set with their estate plan”.  When I probed further and asked why they...

The Process of Creating a Will

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. Having a properly drafted will is absolutely necessary.  As I have said time and time before, if you own any property, you should have a will.  If you own a business or have minor children, you NEED a will.  A will allows you...

The Nuts and Bolts of a Durable Power of Attorney

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. Without a doubt, one of the most commonly used estate planning documents is the Durable Power of Attorney.  But what exactly is a Durable Power of Attorney and how does it work?  Hopefully this article will clear up any questions...

Parenting Essentials After Separation

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. It is not uncommon for a couple to separate after having a child, even if there was no marriage.  It is also fairly common for the two parents to decide to try and “work it out outside of court” regarding the custody and care of their...

How to Deal with a Shady Executor

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. Imagine the following scenario: Your father, who was your only remaining parent, has just passed away.  In his Will, he named his youngest brother as Executor.  His Will states that you are the sole heir to his estate.  After...

Divorce in Pennsylvania

By Robert E. Fravel, Esq. While divorce can be a long, painful process for all involved, Pennsylvania actually has very flexible divorce laws.  Pennsylvania allows a divorce when one party sues for divorce (the traditional method), AND Pennsylvania also allows...