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  • The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on child custody and visitation in central Pennsylvania. Can you file for custody? How does the Stay-At-Home Order effect your visitation rights? This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

  • MidPenn Managing Attorney Rebecca Dempsey and Staff Attorney Summer Swanson conduct a presentation on Domestic Violence during COVID-19. Topics include: Domestic Violence Tactics, Safety Planning, Employment Search Resources and to Get Help.

    This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

  • MidPenn Rural Tax Advocate Evangeline Wright answers questions about the economic stimulus payments. Who is eligible? What you have to do to get the money? How the payments will be delivered. How long you have to collect you payment. What to do if the IRS makes a mistake with your payment. This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

  • MidPenn Attorney Matthew Rich talks about what the moratorium and CARES Act means to renters in Pennsylvania. This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

  • The Current Pennsylvania and Federal Moratorium Impact on Mortgages, presented by MidPenn attorney Jamie Bonser. The purpose of this presentation is to inform the viewer of the current status of foreclosure actions in Pennsylvania as of May 8, 2020. This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

  • MidPenn Legal Services Managing Attorney Paul Edger provides information about the Protection from Abuse Act and obtaining a protective order during COVID-19.

    This video contains general information and not specific legal advice. Although this information is believed to be accurate at the time of preparation, individual situations may require individual analysis, such that it may be advisable to consult with a lawyer.

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PALawHelp.org is an online guide to legal information and legal services in Pennsylvania. The website provides information on civil legal issues and answers to many civil legal questions.

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  • MidPenn Legal Services is a nonprofit, public interest law firm providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Schuylkill and York.

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  • The MLP Monologue blog is written by Attorney Molly Sanders as part of the Be Well Berks Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) program, a collaboration between Reading Hospital and MidPenn Legal Services. The MLP is funded by the Be Well Berks Grant Program and provides free civil-legal advice and representation to low-income patients facing health-harming legal needs

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