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What You Should Know About the Pennsylvania Clean Slate Law

January 24th, 2019

In mid-2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed into effect Bill 1419, some portions of which became effective law on December 26, 2018.  Known as the Pennsylvania Clean Slate law, this new law effectively allows for those who have been convicted of certain non-violent crimes to seal those convictions from public records and disallow for any employers,…

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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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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Affected by the Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

December 13th, 2018

Approximately 2.6 million children are being raised by grandparents in the United States and that number continues to rise. In Pennsylvania, more than 100,000 children are being raised by grandparents or other relatives. Pennsylvania has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. As of the publishing of this blog, thousands of residents have died from…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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