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Selling A Delaware County Business? Here’s How

November 15th, 2018

You may have spent years building a business from the ground up, utilizing personal capital and investing in daily sweat equity with the hope of someday becoming profitable. For many entrepreneurs, the ultimate goal is to establish a profitable business to then sell. Selling a business is no easy decision and no easy task. A…

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Probation Violations in Pennsylvania

November 1st, 2018

Probation allows a person convicted of a crime to avoid incarceration and remain in the community under a probation officer’s supervision as long as the person agrees to follow certain terms and conditions imposed by the court. These conditions are imposed not only to protect the public, but also to assist with the individual’s rehabilitation…

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Technology in the Classroom: Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers

October 18th, 2018

The increase in technology in the classroom is due to the realization that technology is necessary to prepare students for the world we live in. It has largely been a voluntary effort by school districts, who have the funds, embracing innovative and interesting ways to help students learn. There has also been growth in online…

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Three Types of Spousal Support in Pennsylvania: How Are They Awarded?

October 3rd, 2018

Three different types of spousal support exist in Pennsylvania: spousal support, alimony pendente lite, and alimony. When examining these types of support, the spouse with a lower income is often referred to as the “dependent” spouse. Spousal support is available only for parties who are separated but have not yet filed for divorce. After a…

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Key Market and Historical Economic Observations: Effects on Delaware County Business Growth

September 13th, 2018
By Raffaele Puppio

With trade and tariff headlines dominating the newswire, the U.S. economy continues to grow while Brexit heats up over the pond. The global market snapshot newsletter issued by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. makes key market and economic observations for global regions including the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Mexico. In addition, the article…

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Protecting Your Children Before, During, and After Your Divorce

August 29th, 2018
By Raffaele Puppio

When going through a divorce, your children need special attention before, during and after your divorce to help them get through this very difficult time. Published by the American Bar Association, “Protecting Your Children Before, During, and After Your Divorce” outlines ways of helping your children get through the struggle of divorce. The recommendations start…

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Educational Decisions for Children After Divorce in Pennsylvania

July 31st, 2018

When creating a custody order a court must make decisions regarding both physical custody and legal custody of children. Physical custody dictates who a child lives with and when. The State of Pennsylvania defines legal custody as, “The right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and…

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What to Consider When Creating an Estate Plan in Pennsylvania

July 24th, 2018

Though difficult to think about, some day each of us will pass away and our loved ones will be left to pick up the pieces. Estate planning is the process of completing certain tasks in order to prepare an individual’s assets in the event that he or she becomes incapacitated or passes away. The plan…

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Tax Reform – A Potential Pitfall or a Possible Opportunity

July 13th, 2018
By Raffaele Puppio

Game-changing tax laws have the potential to impact your business. The effects on your business depend on how you approach the opportunities and challenges that arise from these reforms. Business Planning Opportunities after Tax Reform, a thorough article released by the PNC Center for Financial Insight, analyzes the changes and their possible effect on small…

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Delaware County Reassessment Helps Address Tax Uniformity

June 28th, 2018

Ad Valorem Property Taxes, (i.e. taxes based upon property values), pay for many useful and important things in our communities: public schools, community colleges, local government employees, police and fire protection, roads, and more. Although they can be a pain, it is clear that they serve a purpose. But what happens when a county has…

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