We’ve received questions regarding economic stimulus checks being paid to deceased individuals. Unfortunately the news agencies are making misleading statements to the extent that individuals who paid income tax and filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 are entitled to the stimulus payment. They neglect to point out that estates and trusts are excluded … Continue reading Is an estate entitled to an economic stimulus
Mr. LaPierre, I am deeply saddened by what must have appeared to you as a personal attack. Let me assure that was not intended, at least, not by me. There can be no legitimate question of the successes you have led us to and I don’t believe anyone in attendance meant to do … Continue reading Open letter to Wayne LaPierre
I must admit that I'm surprised by the vitriol arising from Joshua's recent post about State Police action in Pennsylvania. Our staff has received death threats. Can you believe it? Death threats because we expressed an opinion contrary to theirs and in support of the Constitution. While we defend their right to free speech, and … Continue reading The Uproar
In the recent case of Com. v. Abraham Gonzalez (687 EDA 2009 (PA Superior Ct., Dec. 13, 2010), a panel of the Superior Court ruled that burglaries on the record of an individual being sentenced to a state sentence are not necessarily disqualifying under the “past violent behavior” disability of the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI) Statute … Continue reading Not All Burglaries Are Created Equal: Burglaries Are Not Necessarily Disqualifying For RRRI (Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive) Consideration
As a society, we’re known for our love of animals. The amount of money spent every year on our pets, including food, supplies, and toys now exceeds $41,000,000,000.00. There are approximately 72,000,000 domesticated dogs in the US. It’s not surprising that as a society, we’re considering the welfare of our companions once we’re gone. In … Continue reading Who will walk your dog when you’re gone?
Many parents with more than one child find it difficult to choose one to administer their estate. Sometimes they don’t want to offend a child. Sometimes it’s truly hard to choose. Often their solution is to ask their attorney to appoint both children as co-executors. While this may appease a parent’s conscience, it is rarely … Continue reading Should my children be co-executors?
When drafting a will, our clients with more than one child often request that we name both of their children as co-executors so not to offend one of them. While that decision is ultimately up to our client, in most circumstances, that is not the best solution. First, if one or more of the children … Continue reading Please make my son and daughter co-executors NOT!