Neil Hendershot, a professor and practicing attorney, authors the PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog. The blog focuses on Elder Law and the issues surrounding it, including long term care, estate and personal planning, elders’ dispute resolution and others.
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The Closure online multimedia educational project of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Inc., of Pittsburgh, PA, "is an initiative to change expectations for end-of-life." The Project's goal is "to empower consumers and healthcare professionals with easy-to-access, simple-to-understand...
On Friday, January 13, 2012, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Brian Duke (accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Kevin Hancock), was interviewed for an hour on WITF-FM Radio's Smart Talk, about the changing and growing needs for the Commonwealth's aged population. The...
The Tax Talk Today program, scheduled from 2:00 to 3:40 PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (and available for replay online over the next twelve months for registered users), will present a comprehensive discussion of changes in individual income tax rules and procedures, reviewed by...
Would you remember what "UAGPPJA" means, or what it could do in Pennsylvania, without an association to "granny snatching"? Maybe that's why such a Scrabble of title letters is linked to a simple, silly phrase. The serious and unremedied abuse situations involving transport of incapacitated...
On December 23, 2011, The Philadelphia Inquirer posted an article, Financial abuse of the elderly is approaching a crisis, researcher says, by Chris Mondics, that reports the opinion of Mark Lachs, a geriatrician and social scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, who believes "an...
On December 27, 2011, the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania posted its chart of County Holidays for 2012 (PDF, 2 pages), which summarizes legal and operating holidays designated by counties for the various courthouses in the Commonwealth. This is a most useful, even essential, chart. It...
Browsing through the Trusts & Estates website recently, I noted a useful learning service regarding federal tax laws and return preparation, available on the Internet: Tax Talk Today. Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Talk Today is a live Internet program featuring industry tax...
Pennsylvania is one of 22 states (and the District of Columbia) that imposes an estate tax due after the death of an individual, and is one of only six states that applies an inheritance tax upon residents receiving assets from a decedent or against real estate located here. With the increased...
What can we learn from the tortuous events of last week here in Central Pennsylvania, which unfolded following criminal charges filed against a former Penn State University coach alleged to have molested or assaulted many young boys? See: Thirty-Third Investigating Grand Jury Presentment (Nov.,...
Effective April 1, 2011 any REV-1500 (PA Resident Inheritance Tax Return), including attachments, submitted to the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Division in a format size other than 8½ x 11 will be rejected by the Department of Revenue, which will equate to a non-filing. Pursuant to a Notice...