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Is your marriage over? Not sure? Consider “discernment counseling”.

In last month’s blog, I shared with you some of my colleagues’ thoughts on how to avoid getting into a bad marriage.  We looked at the red flags that should alert you to the possibility that this gal or guy [...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]

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]

STORMWATER FEES

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]

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

During the month of February, we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (February 6).  Having been a high school and college athlete, recognizing women in sports, both as players and coaches is something I value. Recently, I decided [...Read More]

Too Cold to Go Outside? Use the Cold to Your Advantage!

During the dreary winter months when you are not interested in going outside because it is freezing cold, sleeting and snowing, make use of the time to review your personal financial matters. Every winter is a great time to review [...Read More]

Dividing Marital Assets – Do I Need A Financial Advisor?

When dividing assets as part of a divorce, it is important to remember that even though financial accounts may appear to be fairly equal in dollar value, the nature of the investments may be very different and the financial consequences [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You

Tax Planning: Trump’s Tax Reform Bill and Its Impact on You Individual Tax Rates Standard vs. Itemized Deductions Charitable Donation Deduction Increase Other Impacts of Trump’s Tax Reform When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 5:30 pm Where: 635 n. 12th [...Read More]

Summer Vacations and Child Custody

School is finally out and it is time to take the kids on vacation!  Should be fairly simple to plan and accomplish, right?  Well, if you are separated or divorced, summer vacation with the kids may not be as easy, [...Read More]

Free Seminar: Planning for College – A Parent’s Guide

Community Outreach Seminar Series presents, free to the public, Planning for College – A Parent’s Guide. Discover resources for paying for college. Are Parent Plus loans a good idea? Who is responsible for payment? College Students are financially dependent on [...Read More]