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When is the Right Time to Consult an Elder Law Attorney in Pennsylvania?

April 13th, 2018

Much like wisely deciding to repair the tattered roof of your home to protect against a surprise thunderstorm, the best time to contact an elder law attorney to adequately address the future needs of aging parents, a spouse or yourself is today. Long-term care arrangements are too often placed on the backburner of life’s priorities….

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Will the Right Heirs Inherit Your Estate?

March 29th, 2018

As emotionally unsettling as your death would be to your spouse, children and extended family, its impact would have additional ramifications should you die without having drawn up a will. Whether young or old, fit or infirm, having a valid will or other binding declaration ensures that the assets you accumulated over a lifetime will…

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Understanding Special Needs Trusts in Pennsylvania

March 22nd, 2018

If you have a child with a disability who is unlikely to become financially independent, no doubt you already have begun to think about what would happen to him or her when you die. Fortunately, an estate planning option called a Special Needs Trust is available in Pennsylvania. Through a Special Needs Trust, you can…

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What Does It Mean to Serve As An Estate Administrator After Someone Dies In Pennsylvania?

March 14th, 2018

If a close family member or friend has died and named you as the executor of his or her will, no doubt you consider it a great honor. After all, this person considered you a trusted person in life. You will want to serve the departed dutifully now that he or she can no longer…

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How to Turn Your Case into the Divorce from Hell

January 24th, 2018
By Raffaele Puppio

Thinking of creating even more havoc in your already contentious divorce in Delaware County? Then focusing on your own emotional destruction and playing games are sure to do the trick. Published by the American Bar Association, “Turn Your Case into the Divorce from Hell” is a worthwhile tongue-in-cheek read if you are in the process…

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Marital Settlement Negotiations

November 17th, 2017
By Raffaele Puppio

During a divorce, your family law attorney is the advocate for your objectives. Divorce proceedings or child custody disputes can be especially emotional and challenging for the people involved, and it is imperative that family law attorneys have the skills to prepare their clients for the toughest negotiations. The American Bar Association published Planning for Settlement…

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Concerns for PA Employers Regarding Medical Marijuana Use by Employees

October 26th, 2017

Pennsylvania has legalized the use of medical marijuana for certain specified ailments. Those ailments include the following: • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) • Autism • Cancer • Crohn’s Disease • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity • Epilepsy • Glaucoma • HIV/AIDS • Huntington’s Disease…

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Medical Marijuana Use at Schools In Pennsylvania

October 12th, 2017

Following the enactment of Act 16 of 2016, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act, the use of certain forms of marijuana (termed “medical marijuana”) has become legal in Pennsylvania for certain serious medical conditions. This does not necessarily mean that school law in Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana by staff or students….

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Congratulations Gabrielle Sereni and Tom Goham on Your Recent Marriage

September 29th, 2017
By Raffaele Puppio

As you might imagine, the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio have a great deal of experience with contracts. Most of the contracts we draft and execute are not particularly newsworthy, but the contract executed on September 9 by one of our senior education law attorneys is an exception. We are delighted for our colleague, Gabrielle “Gabby”…

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Auto Insurance Options that Protect Your Family in Pennsylvania

August 24th, 2017

Insurance companies are very good at reminding everyone to pay their premiums. The issue is that often times, insurance companies are not as good at compensating individuals who have been injured by the people they insure. As a result, it is important that you and your family are properly insured in the event of an…

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