The Basics of Estate Administration

1 January 2020

After the death of a loved one, it is not only necessary to deal with the emotional issue of grieving for the loss of a family member or friend, but also with the financial issues associated with administration of the decedent’s estate. Initially, family members or friends need to determine if the decedent left a…

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I want to start a new business. Where do I begin?

1 January 2020

In Pennsylvania, there are many different forms of business entities that can be used to start a business, including a sole proprietorship, incorporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, general partnership, non-profit organization and joint venture. We can help you decide which form of business entity to select for your business or organization…

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Power of Attorneys and Living Wills-What are they? Do I need one?

1 January 2020

We are often asked about powers of attorney and why is it necessary to sign one when the client is healthy. Furthermore, the disclosure on the first page of the power of attorney frightens people. Clients ask, “Is this really effective immediately? Can’t we make it effective only upon my disability? May I limit the…

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Should I Transfer My Home To My Children?

1 January 2020

Following is an excerpt from a talk David Stone gave recently at the West Shore Senior Center in New Cumberland regarding transferring one’s home. At least weekly, I take a phone call from a client asking me, “Should I transfer my house to my kids? My neighbor just did it and she says the kids…

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