BLOG

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

Exclusive Possession of the Family Home in Delaware County, PA

May 30th, 2018

During a pending divorce matter, the court has the power to award to a party the right to exclusively reside in the marital residence, otherwise known as “exclusive possession.” To be awarded exclusive possession of a residence the party must file a Petition for Exclusive Possession with the court. Unless both parties agree that that…

Read more

When You Can’t Be There in Person

May 3rd, 2018
By Raffaele Puppio

Separation and divorce will change family lifestyles in a variety of ways, most profoundly in the amount of time spent with children. With the high rate of divorce, it is common for children to live apart from at least one parent, sometimes far away. Virtual parenting offers a partial solution to the problem of long-distance…

Read more

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….

Read more

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…

Read more