Stephen M. Dunne & Mr. P Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Stephen M. Dunne & Mr. P.  Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Super Lawyers, a subsidiary of Thomas Reuters, chooses leading attorneys in each state through a rigorous selection process, which includes peer evaluations and nominations combined with independent research. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in each state receive the Super Lawyers honor, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide are recognized as Rising Stars.  Dunne returns for a fifth consecutive year as an Pennsylvania Rising Star in the area of consumer bankruptcy. “It is an honor to be recognized with super powers,” said Stephen 

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Increase your tax refund with these deductions

The 2017 tax season kicked off on January 23, when the IRS began accepting electronically filed tax returns. Last year, about 73% of all filers received a tax refund, averaging $2,857, and likely to be about the same this year. The following 10 deductions will double your tax refund: Form 1040 – 2016 Tax Return Line 25 – Health Savings Account Deduction An HSA allows account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future. HSAs have no limit on carry-overs or when the funds may be used.  For 2016, an individual may contribute up 

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Climb Kilimanjaro for Clean Water

On September 24, 2017, ten volunteers will be taking a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania: Robert Duffy; Stephen Dunne; Brian McDonough; Gregory Duffy; and Benjamin Houck have already pledged their commitment to ascend the world’s highest freestanding mountain, to raise funds in order to help rural communities in Tanzania gain access to clean water. This journey to the roof of Africa will raise funds to support the Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance (PSA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on the development of water resources in areas of Tanzania. Since 2011 our group, which grew from an outreach ministry at St. Peter’s Episcopal 

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Dream It or Live It – Kilimanjaro Challenge 2017

On September 24th, 2017, I will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, to assist the Philadelphia-Serengeti Alliance (PSA) mission of building water wells in the Serengeti, Rorya and Busega districts of Tanzania. Water development is of the most fundamental importance. Women and girls in Tanzania bear a great burden due to the scarcity of clean, safe drinking water. They are deprived of education, largely because their time is taken up by the laborious task of carrying water from rivers and streams, which can take about half a day. What water there is, often carries dangerous microorganisms, and while fetching 

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Divorce & Bankruptcy

Divorce & Bankruptcy It’s common for a debtor to file bankruptcy shortly after their non-filing spouse files for a divorce. Sometimes this is done out of necessity and other times it’s simply done out of spite. In either event, it’s actually best for both individuals to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy together, especially if both spouses have a lot of joint debt that could be erased in a little over 3 months. Automatic Stay & Bankruptcy It’s important to remember that a non-filing spouse must be very careful once their ex-spouse files bankruptcy as they could be in violation of 

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