Municipal/Land Use, Zoning & Governmental
As you go about your daily work, play and living, you are constantly being regulated at the state, county and local levels in many different aspects of your life, including: zoning, onlot sewage issues, subdivision and land development (commercial, industrial or residential), land use, local special regulations, tax assessment, local taxation, property improvements, and even your pets. We stand ready to help you in all aspects of state, county and municipal law as it relates to your personal life or your business. Jennifer Mejia currently serves as a municipal solicitor. We also represent individuals with problems or questions with state, county and local governments. We can help you understand what is going on and the options you may have for dealing with actions by these governmental entities.
Family law problems are notorious for being costly and difficult, but they do not always have to be that way. We work to help our clients pursue legal solutions that are comprehensive and efficient and not tear apart the fabric of the family.
We also recognize that a prompt response and open-minded communication are vital, and we therefore make it a point to be readily accessible and to promptly return all calls.
What is in the best interest of the child? As the rewarding but often difficult task of parenting becomes even more arduous when two parties separate, that is the question at the center of every custody case in Lancaster and Berks Counties and beyond.
As your lawyers, we will work with you to find an answer to that question. To this end, we will take the time to learn about you and your child. We will take the information that we find in order to design a legal strategy dedicated to protecting the interests of the child and helping you to attain your custody goals, while considering today’s demanding schedules and addressing the best needs of the child.
Family matters should be resolved by the parties, if possible. After all, no one understands the needs of your children like you do. If your spouse is reasonable, it is better for the two of you to make decisions rather than a judge, who may have the best intentions, but will never know the children as well as the two of you. In such cases, we will assist you in defining your goals and work towards a settlement that meets those goals. However, if your spouse is unreasonable, the experienced attorneys at the Mejia Law Group are prepared to aggressively represent your interest in court. We will assist clients to document facts that will support the elements that the Court will look for if a Custody Hearing is necessary.
Guidelines exist so that child support orders can be calculated by entering numbers into a formula. The most important numbers are the incomes of both parents. Our role as Lancaster/Berks County child support attorneys involves making certain that all of the relevant financial information is disclosed and calculated in the formula. In some cases, unique situations exist that require deviation from the formula. We will make sure that any such situations are identified and handled appropriately.
The professionals at the Mejia Law Group will gather the necessary information and calculate the support, so that our client knows what he or she will be paying or receiving each month before litigation begins.
We understand that divorce is a sensitive matter and likely one of the most stressful times in your life and we are committed to providing compassionate and confidential legal advice and representation.
Our attorneys will help you identify, value and divide the marital estate. At times, family law matters are complex and making decisions regarding property valuation and business valuation may require expertise outside the legal arena. Our firm works with accountants, financial analysts and other professionals to help determining the best course of action for our clients.
We offer experienced representation that will help keep you grounded and provide you with sound advice while we zealously protect your legal interest and property rights.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney you can trust. In the face of an aggressive prosecution you deserve a zealous advocate who will defend your rights, your freedom and your future. A criminal conviction can have lifelong consequences and the right attorney can help you navigate this complex area of law.
Our attorneys have over 20 years of criminal trial experience. We have handled all types of criminal cases, including homicide trials. We use that experience in the courtroom to provide you with a thorough, aggressive defense. Our trial attorneys will provide a knowledgeable, insightful assessment of your case while treating you and your family with compassion. We will take the time to explain the legal process to you and answer all of your questions honestly.
Contact us immediately if you have been charged with a crime or if you might be charged with a crime so that we can ensure complete defense of your rights. We handle defense of all criminal matters, including:
- Felony & Misdemeanor Offenses
- DUI & Traffic Offenses
- Drug Offenses
- Homicide & Death Penalty
- Sex Offenses
- Gun Charges
- Underage Drinking
- Domestic Violence
- Probation & Parole Violations
- Expungements & Pardons
Whether you need help starting a business or want to restructure, we can walk you through your options and help you find the right fit. Our attorneys can review and negotiate contracts before you obligate yourself or your business. We also have experience drafting non-compete agreements that can protect your particular brand. When you partner with the Mejia Law Group, we work to ensure your business is in position to succeed.
Wills & Estates
One of the most important things you can do for your family is to plan for their future. You want to make sure that wills and estates when the time comes all of your affairs are in order. That includes having an estate plan that covers all of your assets. The Mejia Law Group can help you draft a Will that will ensure your desires are carried out. You also need to make sure that things are in place should an unfortunate event leave you incapacitated for any period of time. The Mejia Law Group will prepare Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney and a Living Will to ensure your needs are cared for. When a loved one passes away, you need representation from people you can trust. We are part of your community and will ensure that your loved one’s estate is handled with compassion and care.
It is said that no man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child. At the Mejia Law Group, we value the next generation. Whether you are seeking to adopt a child, or your family has been impacted by a Children & Youth investigation, our attorneys are dedicated to strong, united families. If your child has been charged with a summary before a Magisterial District Court or has been petitioned into Juvenile Court, our experienced attorneys can help protect their rights, and their future.