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Governor Signs New Strengthened Child Abuse Laws

Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed additional reforms to the state’s child protection laws, building on earlier efforts in December toward significantly strengthening Pennsylvania’s child abuse...

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The Advantages of Intra-Family Lending

With the anticipated transfer of the most significant wealth from one generation to the next in the coming years, and many families finding their children and/or grandchildren or other family members...

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Money and Marriage: Prenuptial Agreements are on the Rise

Prenuptial agreements were once the exclusive domain of celebrities and the ultra-rich. Today, however, most financial planners, attorneys and even the AARP recommends them – for an ever growing...

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Philadelphia Passes New Pregnancy Accommodation Law

Philadelphia employers now must provide “reasonable accommodation” to pregnant workers under a new amendment recently signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter. The law amends the Philadelphia...

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How to Choose an Executor for Your Estate

It’s a common mistake: families or individuals spend countless hours on the legal intricacies of their estate, but quickly and without as much care choose an executor to oversee the estate...

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April 1 Deadline for Certain Retirement Plan Distributions

Tuesday April 1 is the deadline for most taxpayers who turned 70 ½ during 2013 to begin receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from many qualified retirement accounts. This deadline...

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Planning for Disabled Child: A Special Needs Trust

For families caring for a child with a disability, a special needs trust is a vital planning tool that allows money to be given to a special-needs family member while also maintaining their...

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Should Your Company Consider Regulation A+?

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released long-awaited rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities as mandated by Title IV of the JOBS Act, a move that could...

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What Are Grandparents’ Rights to Custody in Pennsylvania?

When it comes to maintaining access to grandchildren in the midst of their parents’ divorce and beyond, grandparents in Pennsylvania have rights, for several types or categories of...

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Two Custodial Parents Living In Separate Residences Within Same School District? School District Must Provide Transportation Between Both Parents’ Homes And School

On January 7, 2014, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision in Watts v. Manheim Township School District

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