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Delaware County’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program

February 7th, 2019

Delaware County’s District Attorney’s Office understands that not all offenders require harsh punishment to deter future criminal activity. With this understanding, the district attorney’s office offers a program for first-time offenders who are unlikely to commit another crime. That program is called the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program. What types of cases are eligible for…

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The Nation’s Special Education Law: IDEA

January 10th, 2019

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as the IDEA, aims to provide children with disabilities across the nation with access to a free appropriate public education “that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.” The IDEA covers…

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The ‘What,’ ‘Why’ & ‘How’ of Death Certificates in Pennsylvania

December 20th, 2018

When we are born, we are issued a birth certificate not only for the purpose of obtaining a legal name, but also to notify the United States government of our existence. A birth certificate enables the government to keep track of who owes taxes, who is entitled to social security benefits, who may obtain a…

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Federal Tax Reform Effect on Alimony Deductions in 2019

November 29th, 2018

When parties file for divorce there are usually two main issues that need to be addressed before the parties will receive a decree in divorce: How the marital property is distributed between them – think: houses, bank accounts, investments, retirement accounts, etc. If one party must pay the other alimony. Alimony is not always awarded,…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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