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How To Collect A Debt Owed To An Estate In Pennsylvania

It is not uncommon for estates to find themselves in the position of creditors, owed money by individuals, businesses, or other entities. Within the context of collecting a debt on an estate in Pennsylvania, discussing the procedural steps for creditors, the legal avenues available, the challenges that may arise in recovering the...

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit from a Business Lawyer

When many people think of a business attorney, they think of large legal teams working for mega-corporations. However, small companies make up the backbone of the economy in the United States. If you own a small business, there are many different ways your small business can benefit from working with an...

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Do You Need an LLC for Your Small Business?

When starting a new business, you'll need to make several important decisions, including what type of legal entity your business should be. Pennsylvania recognizes multiple business legal structures, including sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and corporations. Whether you should create an LLC for your small business depends on your income,...

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Clarifying Business Legal Structures

One of the most important steps when starting a business in Pennsylvania is to decide what type of legal structure is best for the business. Pennsylvania recognizes multiple business entities, from sole proprietorships to corporations. When choosing a legal entity for a business, it’s important to consider your business's size, structure, management...

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Things to Consider for Post-Divorce Estate Planning

If you've just gone through a divorce, estate planning may be the last thing on your mind. You may have spent significant time handling your divorce case and may not want to jump into another legal matter. However, divorce is a significant life change. The outcome of your divorce will...

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Do You Need an Estate Checking Account?

After becoming the personal representative of a family member’s or friend’s estate, one of the first steps of estate administration is establishing a separate checking account for the estate. Having an estate checking account lets personal representatives separate pre- and post-death finances. 

Understanding Estate Checking Account
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Explaining Gift Tax: Exemptions and Rates

If you’ve considered making a sizeable gift to a child, extended family member, or friend, you might not realize that you may have to pay federal taxes on that gift. However, federal gift tax laws include many exemptions and exclusions that allow most taxpayers to avoid paying gift taxes during their lifetimes....

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What Is a Medical Power of Attorney?

Unfortunately, injury, illness, or advancing age may rob you of the ability to make healthcare decisions. Should the worst occur, you can avoid any confusion or chaos in your medical treatment by executing a medical power of attorney. 

Understanding Medical Power of Attorney

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