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Estate Planning | Business / Corporate Law | Family Law | Real Estate Law | Bankruptcy | Civil and Orphans’ Court Litigation
Personal Injury | Landlord / Tenant | Guardianship and Adoption | Zoning and Land Use

Estate Planning and Administration

At Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, we understand the peace of mind that comes with a great estate plan. While each person and family have a different and unique situation, nearly all estate plans include a Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Power of Attorney. We also specialize in more complex estate planning such as trusts (irrevocable, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts).

When someone passes away, their assets become part of their estate. It becomes the role of the executor or administrator of the estate of gather all of the assets, pay off all final debts, and distribute the remaining assets in accordance with the decedent’s Last Will and Testament or in accordance with state law. We at JCC&S can help ease the burden placed on an executor or administrator during a very emotional time. We will provide unparalleled expertise, guidance and assistance during the probate process, assuring that the estate is administered in a timely and efficient manner. From initial probate through final distribution, let us be there for you. We have attorney’s specializing in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey probate.

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Business / Corporate Law

Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott has the experience and knowledge to help clients with all of their corporate and business law needs, from forming and launching new business ventures to expanding existing businesses and relationships. Whether making the necessary filings to legally form a new company or expanding your present business venture, we provide experienced representation designed to help you choose the proper entity for your business, as well as answer any questions you may have on day-to-day operations.

We represent entrepreneurs and mid-sized companies with respect to a wide variety of corporate and business law matters and ensure that all objectives and expectations are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our legal professionals are prepared to assist you with forming companies and drafting related organizations including creation of corporations, partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, acquiring and selling existing businesses/companies, general business counseling, drafting contracts including buy-sell agreements, shareholders' agreements, and succession plans, and reviewing business contracts.

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Family Law

The practice of family law involves more than just knowledge of the law; this practice requires an attorney who is able to deal with the emotional struggles that naturally flow from any issue that comprises family law. Whether you are dealing with divorce, child custody or support, the family law attorneys at Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott are both knowledgeable and compassionate. We understand that these are very uncertain, emotional and stressful times for families. Our objective is to alleviate that stress by serving as trusted professionals, at all times advocating for your rights and listening to your goals. During this time, you deserve to have legal representation that is about more than just getting you through the process – you deserve a zealous advocate and a compassionate confidant. Let us be there for you.

Our attorneys have family law experience in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, as well as New Jersey.

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Real Estate Law

When you are buying and/or selling residential or commercial real estate, you need representation that protects your interests in the process. Our attorneys are experts in handling successful real estate transactions, all while providing our clients with top-notch representation of their interests. Thorough and fair-minded, our attorneys will be sure to get you to the closing table having negotiated the fairest transaction possible.

If you have already purchased a home and have discovered problems that were undisclosed by the previous owner, you should call us for a review of your situation right away. Sellers are required under the Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Act to disclose to potential buyers all known “material defects.” Sellers are also required to adhere to the terms of the Agreement of Sale and subsequent addendums. If a seller has failed in any of these duties, causing you to incur a financial loss, that seller may be liable to you. Our attorneys are well-versed in the requirements of sellers under the law and are prepared to act to obtain a result you deserve.

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After difficult times that have left you in financial stress, turning to bankruptcy may be an option to help give you a fresh start. There are numerous and unfortunate misconceptions about bankruptcy. These misconceptions often-times result in individuals missing out on the many benefits of bankruptcy. While bankruptcy is not for everyone, sitting down with an attorney who understands the process will allow you to have all of the information necessary to assess whether bankruptcy is an option for you.

At Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, we have attorneys who have the experience necessary to guide you through a consumer bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. You will take solace in knowing that you have a trusted counselor by your side as you are on your way to fresh start.

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Civil and Orphans’ Court Litigation

The litigation process can be complicated, as each state and county have specialized Rules which must be adhered to. At Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, we have handled innumerable litigation matters and, therefore, are well-versed in the Rules of Civil Procedure. While we always try to achieve an outcome that does not involve litigation, it is sometimes inevitable. When mediation and negotiation fail to achieve an agreement, we are prepared to utilize our experience and expertise in the law and procedure to take the legal action necessary - whether in the Civil Division or Orphans’ Court.

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Orphans’ Court Proceedings – Guardianship and Adoption

When a person, whether a minor or incapacitated, requires another to make financial and health decisions on their behalf, it is often necessary to petition the Orphans’ Court for guardianship. With the right attorneys representing you in your endeavor to gain guardianship of a loved one, you can rest assured that the proper process will be followed. Guardianship proceedings involve complex procedural issues that, if not properly followed, can result in delays and/or denial of your guardianship petition. Due to the urgent nature of many guardianship proceedings, excellent legal representation is a must. We at Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott have successfully and competently handled numerous guardianship proceedings, for both minors and incapacitated persons. We understand the sensitive and urgent nature of these proceedings and guarantee to use our expertise for the advantage your family deserves.

Adoptions are often joyful and wonderful milestones in the lives of parents and the child(ren) they desire to adopt. To get to that day in court where a judge can officially grant your adoption requires strict adherence to court rules and fine attention to detail. Having handled many adoptions, the attorneys at JCC&S are ready and able to help you and your growing family through the adoption process. For those adoptions that involve complex and emotional family dynamics, our attorneys are there to provide a guiding hand. We understand that each family is unique and are prepared to handle each and every adoption no matter the complexity and emotions involved.

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If you own property and desire to use that property in a way that does not conform to the zoning and land use laws of the state, county and/or municipality, you will need the assistance of an attorney competent in this specialized area of law. Our attorneys have successfully obtained non-conforming uses, conditional uses, special exceptions, etc.

Recently, one of our attorneys won a land use appeal in Superior Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of clients seeking to prevent a neighboring property from utilizing that property in a non-conforming manner.

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Personal Injury

When you are injured as the result of an accident, negligence or unsafe actions on the part of another person or company, Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott will make sure you get the maximum compensation available to you. Personal Injury refers to the physical and psychological consequences of someone else's negligence. We handle the following types of cases: automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, catastrophic loss, construction worker accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home neglect, premises liability, products liability, slip and falls, trucking accidents, wrongful death and workplace accidents. Additionally, a personal injury victim may also be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical care, loss wages and/or earning potential, permanent physical disability, emotional harm, and pain and suffering. The lawyers at Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott have extensive experience in evaluating and prosecuting a personal injury victim's claim against responsible parties. We focus on maximizing your financial recovery while working diligently to insure prompt payment. Our lawyers and staff members are always accessible and take great care to communicate with our clients, answer their questions, alleviate their concerns, and help them in any way we can during this difficult time in their lives. Please look to Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott for representation when you are injured in an accident.

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Landlord / Tenant Law

When there is a breakdown in the landlord/tenant relationship, an experienced attorney is often needed to represent the rights of both parties. Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott has represented both landlords and tenants in a wide variety of matters arising out of the landlord/tenant relationship. The first step to is to have a well-drafted lease, protecting both landlords and tenants. If a dispute does indeed arise, our attorneys can step in to represent or defend in matters relating to money judgment and/or possession/eviction. We have represented landlords and tenants in both the local magisterial district courts and the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

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