What Inheritance Taxes Will My Loved Ones Have To Pay When I Die?

After a person passes away, there are several items that need to be addressed. First is whether or not the decedent (the fancy legal word for the person that passed away) even has an estate. If you die owning anything individually, you have an estate. The keyword is "individually" – how your...

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What is an Estate?

by Attorney Ashley Securda Many times I hear the word “estate” being discussed in the wrong context. To further complicate matters, the word “estate” is used in several different ways in the legal profession. Generally, an “estate” is defined as the assets an individual owns after they pass away....

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Additional Relief for Small Businesses

Pennsylvania announced a new program that will give out 200 million dollars to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance Program will provide grants to businesses with less than one million dollars in gross revenue. The...

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Relief for Small Business Owners

A new Fund has been announced to help small business owners who are suffering as a result of the Pandemic. The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association announced the creation of the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund. Small businesses that qualify would be entitled to a forgivable loan...

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Does a Dead Person Have the Right to Keep His or Her Stimulus Check?

Author: Ashley M. Securda, Esq., Partner I have received many phone calls from clients regarding a loved one who passed away in either 2018 or 2019, yet they have received an economic impact payment (“EIP”) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The...

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Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs

For many people, the amount of closing costs is important when buying a house. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to obtain an exact amount in advance due to the fact that many fees and costs can vary from the date you first view the property to the date the Deed is actually signed over to...

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – Am I eligible for benefits?

Author: Ashley M. Securda, Esq., Partner The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (PUA) created by the CARES Act extends eligibility to those that wouldn’t traditionally qualify for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. Wondering if you’re eligible for PUA benefits? Here’s what the CARES...

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