Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancements (SECURE ACT)

Not so SURE what the SECURE Act does? Here are some of the highlights: The date that you have to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA has been extended from 70 ½ to 72. This will [...Read More]

Income, Inheritance and Realty Transfer Tax Impact of Act 13 (signed June 28, 2019)

This is just a summary and does not include an analysis of every provision of Act 13. Personal Income Tax: (Effective for tax years beginning 1/1/2020 unless noted otherwise) Qualified Opportunity Zone net gains/losses and dividends – the Pennsylvania tax [...Read More]

“Carol of the Bells”, It’s Not What You Think

We all have heard the lyrics to the classic Christmas carol, “Carol of the Bells”: Hark how the bells, Sweet silver bells, All seem to say, Throw cares away Christmas is here, Bringing good cheer, To young and old, Meek [...Read More]

Life Estates: Yes, they are very much alive!

Regular readers of my blog may be surprised that I am actually writing this month’s blog on a legal topic.  Interestingly, throughout my legal career, I have had very little occasion to use Life Estates in estate planning. However, lately [...Read More]

Signs You May Need to Rethink Your Wedding

Sometimes the match is not made in heaven… Over the past several weeks, two stories appeared in the press which caught my eye.  The first involved a prospective groom who sexually molested one of the bridesmaids the night before the [...Read More]


For this month’s blog, I have decided to talk about stormwater fees.  As Solicitor for a number of other municipal clients, I have experienced the need of local governments to raise revenue to enable them to upgrade their stormwater infrastructure. [...Read More]

Free Seminar – Impact of Opioid Crisis in Family Law

Family law attorneys, Susan E. Good and Karen W. Miller, will provide an overview of custody concerns and the opioid epidemic. We will discuss: Drug and Alcohol Evaluations Third party and Grandparent rights Guardianship Presented by: Susan E. Good, Esquire [...Read More]

Free Seminar – Passing on your Guns!

Passing on your Guns! Recent events make planning for guns and other weapons (e.g. compound bows) extremely important. Presented by: Vicky Ann Trimmer Esquire, CPA When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:30pm Location: 635 N. 12th Street Lemoyne, PA 17043 [...Read More]

No-one Promised Us Tomorrow

None of us know what the future holds.  Our life can be struck down quickly from an unexpected health crisis or accident.  It is important to take time when there is no crisis to plan for the event of your [...Read More]

More than Hand-Holding and Pillow Fluffing

I doubt there is anyone who has not felt the anguish of a cancer diagnosis, whether it has been a family member, a friend, or yourself receiving it, there is no escaping the panic and fear of hearing those dreaded [...Read More]