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Mark Scoblionko

Mark Scoblionko

Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

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 personal injury and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, real estate.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Automobile Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard
  • Contingent Fees
    (For personal injury matters)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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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
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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
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Lehigh County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono services, including financing, contracts, general litigation.
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Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Counsel
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono legal services in a variety of areas, including financing and real estate.
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Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley Supporting foundation/Endowment
President
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Activities: Provide endowment support for Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
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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
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Notes
Michigan Law Review
Certifications
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
407 Questions Answered

Q. with common law marriage and the estate for my mom do all children have to agree that the spouse gets a potion to
A: All would have to agree or you and your sister would have to make gifts from your shares.
Q. my mom recently passed without a will. my step dad and her have been together for 25 years. can he get her estate to?
A: In all probability, the most efficient way to do that would be to distribute the estate to the children and for the children to then gift to your mother’s partner whatever portion of the estate the children wish him to have. There will be a 4.5% inheritance tax on whatever passes to the children. There should be no tax on the gift to the partner, although a gift tax return may have to be filed, depending on the value of the gift. This should be reviewed with your lawyer.
Q. Can I file an Affidavit of Heirship to receive a property my mom owned; she died with out a will. It is worth 140K.
A: Unfortunately, this is far more complicated. There is no such thing as an “Affidavit of Heirship.” You need to hire a lawyer to open an estate. If you have siblings or your mom had a husband, they will have to join with you or formally renounce. Ultimately, the lawyer will do a deed from the estate to you, if you are the only heir. You will have to pay an inheritance tax of 4.5% on the value of the house and any other assets you inherit. If there is a mortgage or any unpaid real estate taxes, those will have to be addressed. There is other paperwork associated with the estate, but this is enough of an introduction to get you started.
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2030 W. Tilghman St.
Suite 105
Allentown, PA 18104
USA
Telephone: (610) 434-7138
Cell: (610) 657-7138
Fax: (610) 434-6020
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