Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Health Care Law...
  • Pennsylvania
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Native of the Lehigh Valley. Has been the President of Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman since 1975. Married to Deena since 1964; two children, three grandchildren. 2012 recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. Certified as "Civil Trial Advocate" by National Board of Trial Advocacy. Focuses on civil litigation, business and corporate law, real estate.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
- Current
Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Assistant Editor, University of Michigan Law Review; Research Assistant, Constitutional Law
Cornell University
B.A. / English
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Awards
Lifetime Service Award
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Awarded upon retirement from the Board of the Jewish Federation
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Lehigh County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
President
- Current
Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Board Member/Vice President
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Activities: Served as Vice President, Campaign Chair, and Co-Chair of Strategic Planning; Performed merger of Federations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties
Publications
Articles & Publications
Notes
Michigan Law Review
Certifications
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
122 Questions Answered

Q. Husband purchased home before we were married. I am not on the deed or mortgage. If he dies am I held responsible for it
A: If you are not on the deed, the Mortgage, the Note, or a Guaranty for the Note, you should have no responsibility for the payments and could walk away once the lender forecloses, if that is what you want to do.
Q. In PA can a borrower be on the mortgage but not on the deed?
A: A borrower not on a deed ordinarily does not sign the mortgage. The borrower not on the deed, however, can sign a note supporting the mortgage. I assume that that is really your question.
Q. My wife and I would like to buy a home our names on the deed can her sister move in and not be on the deed?
A: Your sister may live in the house without being on the deed. However, if the house is supposed to be a single family dwelling, as she may not be regarded as part of your family, you could have problems with zoning. You might want to check with the zoning officer of the municipality.
Q. I live on a rural private road that have 6 homes on it. With each home comes an easement deed, we all have to leave 5 ft
A: Your question is a bit difficult to understand. However, the first thing that must be done is for a lawyer to review the deeds or agreements of easement. Then, in all probability, the remaining homeowners will have to group together, hire a lawyer and file suit, most likely what is called a "declaratory judgment action," which is a lawsuit designed to declare the rights of various contestants. You clearly may not, based on your survey, without exposing yourselves to the risk of being wrong, simply take one-sided action to cut down shrubs which the other person says belong to him..
Q. I live in pa my sister and I have out names on the deed her boyfriend lives there with her who will it go to
A: You need to have a lawyer review your deed. If you and she own it as "joint tenants with right of survivorship," the property would pass from one to the other upon the death of one. If you and she own it as "tenants in common," your half would pass by Will and her half would pass by Will upon the death of one of you.
Q. I have a home that I would like to give as gift and remove my name off the deed. How can I do this cheap n easy?
A: The transfer can be accomplished by deed. There will be preparation charges of $250.00-350.00. If the transfer is not to an immediate family member, there will be a 2% transfer on the fair market value. Depending on the value of the home, there may be gift tax consequences. If so, you may be advised to split your gift in two different calendar years and may be advised to file a gift tax return. This should all be reviewed with a lawyer, and costs will likely range from $250.00-750.00. There will also be a charge to record the deed and that varies from county to county.
Q. What forms need filed in pa for son to claim home ownership from deceased mother after living with her all his life.
A: The fact that the son lived with the mother all his life has no bearing on the question. A lawyer needs to be consulted to open an estate. If there is a Will, the Will needs to be filed with the Register of Wills (probated). If an Executor is named in the Will, the Executor will execute a deed for the real estate as provided in the Will. If there is no Will, and if there is no spouse, the children need to become Administrators. Any child who does not wish to serve must sign a renunciation. The Administrators would then give a deed to all the surviving children (unless there is a spouse, in which event, this becomes much more complicated). There will be inheritance tax of 4.5% on the value of the house, if there is a conveyance to a child or children, irrespective of whether or not there is a Will. A lawyer will have to be consulted and involved.
Q. My husband's sister is buying a house for him cash outright and his name will be on the deed only.
A: This is a bit complicated, if you do it the way you have outlined. The easier way to accomplish what you have described is for your sister-in-law to give a deed to you and your husband for a "life estate" only. Title to the "fee," i.e., the underlying property, remains in your sister. Then, when the second to pass of you and your husband occurs, title would be completely in your sister-in-law's name, or, if she has herself died, it would pass by her Will. If it is contemplated that you and your husband will be responsible for all taxes and other expenses, a lawyer would have to prepare a separate agreement for that. Your way will be cumbersome and rather expensive. There
Q. If I am the power of attorney for my sister and I want to sign a right of way over my sister's property as her POA.
A: You should check with the Recorder of Deeds with the county where the deed is to be filed. They may want the original Power of Attorney recorded (probable) or they may have you make a photocopy and attach it to an original affidavit attesting that the attached is a true and correct copy, and the affidavit with the copy would then be filed.
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