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Special Education Law

The dedicated special education lawyers of Frankel & Kershenbaum help clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey ensure that their children receive the special education services to which they are entitled under the law. Whether a child has a learning or physical disability, behavioral challenges, a serious illness, emotional challenges or another disability, he or she deserves a thoughtful, comprehensive and appropriate education that will facilitate a bright future.

School Discipline & Truancy

If your child is facing discipline in school – from elementary school to graduate school – don’t wait to get education law legal advice. Consulting with one of the experienced education attorneys at Frankel & Kershenbaum at the beginning of the process can help you avoid mistakes that could result in long term damage, both educational and financial.

Juvenile Justice

There are certain telephone calls that no parent ever wants to receive. One of those is a call regarding their child who was just arrested by the police. Juveniles are not immune from the law and when they break it, they are subject to arrest and prosecution much like their adult counterparts.

Higher Education Student Rights

Colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education that receive federal funding are prohibited from discriminating against students, or potential students, based on protected characteristics such as age, race, national origin, disability and sex. All students must be provided with equal access to education in an environment that is free from discrimination.

Estate Planning and Probate

While most people shy aware from discussions involving their own death, establishing an estate plan is one the most important things a person can do to ensure that their family and loved ones are provided for when they are gone. At Frankel & Kershenbaum, we strive to help our clients to create an estate plan that fulfills their personal objectives in a manner that maximizes the transfer of their wealth to their heirs while minimizing the burden on their loved ones during the probate process.

Medicaid, Social Security and other Public Benefits

Frankel & Kershenbaum LLC helps clients resolve legal problems pertaining to many different governmental benefit programs run by the Social Security Administration and Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare and Department of Insurance.  Children with special needs, adults with disabilities and those of advanced age are eligible for a variety of benefits programs to assist them in obtaining health care and other services.  These programs include Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare as well as Medical Assistance (MA) or Medicaid and its various Waiver Programs.

Constitutional Rights of Children

While the law treats children differently from adults in many respects, children have legal rights. Furthermore, while children’s rights are not necessarily less than those of adults, they are often different.

Children's Personal Injury

Parents don’t expect their children to suffer catastrophic injuries, yet statistics show that accidents are the leading cause of death among children and adolescents. Chief among these accidents are car accidents, accidental drowning, playground accidents and injuries caused by defective products.

Guardianships

Whether your concern centers around a child with special needs who is about to reach the age of majority or an elderly parent who needs assistance looking after his or her affairs, we can help you obtain a guardianship, which is the legal right to make decisions for another in difficult times.  A guardian is a person lawfully invested with the power and charged with the duty of taking care of a person who because of age, mental incapacity such as Alzheimer’s disease, or self-control issues like substance abuse is unable to care for himself or manage her own affairs. A guardian can be appointed to manage either a person’s financial affairs, their person (for example, medical, housing and other personal affairs) or both.

Civil Law and Business Law

Civil law seeks to address non-criminal matters and disputes.  Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC has developed a substantial civil law practice that handles both transactional work such as drafting contracts, and litigation.  Our firm offers combined civil knowledge and trial experience in many areas.  We are highly regarded in the Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, Chester and Bucks County legal communities and are prepared to represent you and your business in a wide range of civil matters.

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