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by Attorney Ashley Securda Previously, when a parent passed away and if the child inherited anything from the parent, the child had to pay 4.5% on the value of the asset for Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. For example, if a parent died with $100,000.00 in a bank account, the child would owe $4,500.00 in PA Inheritance…

Williamson, Friedberg & Jones, Schuylkill County’s Largest & Longest Established Law Firm is pleased to announce that ATTORNEYS ASHLEY M. SECURDA & DOUGLAS J. TAGLIERI have been named Partners of the law firm of Williamson, Friedberg and Jones, LLC. Attorney Securda practices primarily in Elder Law which includes Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, Estate…

by Attorney Ben Forbes Choosing a name is one of the first steps to starting your business. The name of your business is one of its most important assets. It carries the business’s reputation and puts potential customers on notice of the services it will provide. The Pennsylvania Department of State requires businesses and individuals…

Attorney Ben Forbes has joined the law firm of Williamson, Friedberg & Jones, LLC. His areas of practice include business law, real estate, and civil litigation. Attorney Forbes is a native of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, where he resides today. After graduating from Blue Mountain High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree – Summa Cum…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Many clients call me and say they want to make an appointment to transfer their home to their child/children to avoid inheritance tax and to avoid having to go through the probate process. While that sounds like a simple real estate transaction with the preparation of a deed, the question of…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Generally, start to finish, I advise my clients that the estate administration process takes about a year to complete. This is for several reasons. First, it takes a couple of weeks for the Executor/Executrix to gather all of the assets and value them. Once we receive this information, we can prepare…

by Attorney James E Crossen, III A will is an important legal document that will protect your wishes. Having a will helps minimize family disagreements. In your Will, you have the ability to make the following decisions: Who should serve as the Executor? The Executor is the person who is in charge of your estate….

At Williamson, Friedberg & Jones, LLC, we assist individuals with respect to estate planning.  One of the most important documents a person should have as part of an estate plan is a Power-of-Attorney form. What is a Power-of-Attorney form? It is a legal document where a person (the “Principal”) grants legal authority to another person…

FORMINGA NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION by Attorney James E. Crossen, III Are you looking to form a nonprofit corporation?  Before you start a new nonprofit, make sureyou have identified an unmet need in your community and know that there are notany existing organizations serving your cause. If another organization exists,consider working together, as that may be a…

by Attorney Ashley Securda Pursuant to the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, all contractors that perform $5,000.00 or more in work for home improvement must be registered with the State and carry adequate insurance. The Office of the Attorney General oversees the registration process. Anyone can look up a contractor on the Attorney General’s website to…

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