Guardianship Law Addresses Jurisdictional Disputes

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Guardianship¬†proceedings to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person often turn into battles between family members as to who will become the guardian.¬† In many of these disputes, one child files a petition to be appointed guardian of the incapacitated parent in Pennsylvania, while the other child starts a proceeding in New Jersey. In the […]

New Pennsylvania Law Eliminates Tax on Inheritance of Family Farms if Law’s Conditions are Met

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Pennsylvania has enacted a law that does away with the inheritance tax when agricultural real estate is inherited if certain conditions are met. Previously, agricultural real estate which passed to children was taxed at a rate of 4.5%. Pennsylvania’s current inheritance tax rates are as follows: 0 percent on transfers to a surviving spouse or […]