The Dangers of Transferring Your Home to Your Child

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It is common for parents to consider deeding their home to their child or children. The reasons for contemplating a home ownership transfer vary, but typically include the parents thinking that this will allow their estates to avoid probate, inheritance taxes, or to help them qualify for benefits for long-term care. Although it may appear […]

Planning for Getting Older

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It’s 2017. Another year has disappeared into history. If you are like me, the older you get, the more quickly each year seems to pass. January is the month when people make resolutions for the New Year. If you are over age 60, and especially if you have reached age 70 (like me), consider this […]

More Changes to PA Power of Attorney Law

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Pennsylvania has revisited its law pertaining to the requirements for signing and notarization of powers of attorney. HB 665 was signed by the Governor on October 4, 2016. It becomes Act 103 of 2016. The new law modifies Chapter 56 of Title 20 (the Decedent’s, Estate’s and Fiduciaries Code) and Title 57 (Notaries Public) of […]

Sealed with a CELA

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I am proud to be able to add four additional letters after my name: CELA. In a world with a dizzying number of designations, you may ask, “How important could those four extra letters really be?” I can state with certainty that these letters really do mean a lot. Having a law firm with attorneys […]

Survey shows cost of long-term care in PA

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Each year Genworth surveys long-term care providers in 440 regions nationwide to determine the cost of various services. This year it received over 15,000 completed surveys. The resulting information can help consumers anticipate and plan for the high cost of care in their preferred location and care setting. This week Genworth issued its survey report for 2015. […]