Maria Feeney has been practicing Estates and Family Law in Pa counties for over 24 years. She typically practices in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Tax and Business Law, as well as Divorce, Custody, Child Support, and Adoption, in addition to her extensive accounting & tax background. Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Maria has litigated a number of complex estate cases in various Counties of Eastern Pa with a higher than average success rate. She has won a number of cases which other law firms turned down because they considered them unwinnable. If you have been fortunate enough to amass any significant amount of wealth in your lifetime, you should be careful to have an attorney protect you and your assets prior to the inevitable demise of your cognitive capacity. Planning the end of your life is not a pleasant task. A substantial level of doubt and anxiety can be mitigated by initiating financial planning while you still have the ability to both speak with an attorney and to speak for yourself. Maria will preserve your interest and continue to protect your assets even after your death. It is discouraging to see how often the elderly and or deceased are exploited in whole or in part by the very attorney they or their heirs hired to protect their interest. Of further disappointment are the incidences of Judges discovering such exploitation and not only refraining from initiating a criminal investigation, but also refraining from stopping the continued exploitive behavior. Maria says, "Not all lawyers and or law firms are the same - Beware of the law firm with the high hourly rate and the fancy office. The only thing they can promise you is that you will be paying them their high hourly rate so that they can continue to pay for their fancy office, car, lifestyle, and etcetera. I am amazed not only at the incidences of lawyers taking advantage of their elderly clients but also at the Judges who ignore such behavior! I once had an elderly couple as estate clients. After the fathers death, one of their sons brought the mother to live with him and his wife. They then hired a Lawyer who obtained for them Power of Attorney over the surviving widows affairs and finances. They proceeded to embezzle and misappropriate this womans wealth for over 1.6 million dollars. I discovered what had happened when another of the couples sons contacted me to salvage what wealth remained. This theft never would have happened if the estate had stayed under my authority. I then succeeded in protecting the remainder of the parents estate from the offending brothers new lawyers, (from a competing Chester County law firm), who attempted to bill the parents estate for the offending brothers and his wifes legal expenses. Additionally, I was able to compel a law enforcement agency to impose criminal charges against the offending brother" Tax and Business Law, As an Attorney, Maria has combined her law and accounting experience to most cost effectively represent her clients. She now provides a complete range of tax services for both individuals and businesses, including but not limited to: representation at audit, tax planning, estate planning, representation with the Collection Division of IRS and preparation and negotiation of Offers in Compromise. Family Law, The unfortunate frequency of divorce in our society has provided Maria plenty of opportunity to become familiar with common mistakes less knowledgeable attorneys might miss. Many American divorcees tell disappointing stories of how their divorce not only took much longer than expected, but also cost more than they could bear. Though Maria cannot correct the seemingly dysfunctional behavior of American Courts and legal system, she has the experience to know the most feasible and efficient way to negotiate your divorce. Call now for a Free consultation & get the right hand of the law on your side!