There was a historic decision that was made by the United States Supreme Court. The case of Obergefell v. Hodges paved the way for same-sex partners in all 50 states to have estate planning along with tax and benefits opportunities. There were 13 states, including Pennsylvania that did not recognize same-sex marriages.
You won't find many people would argue that there's no value in creating a will. There might be some who would argue that it's not worth the time or the money unless you have excessive wealth. It may be easy for them to hold that view. They won't be around to witness the hassles that get triggered by their not having put down into words how they want their assets distributed upon their death.
A lot of states have something to say about spouses attempting to get out of a tough marriage situation when the other spouse is afflicted with dementia. In general terms the law frowns on that kind of action. There may be conditions under which it might be possible to pursue a divorce action in such circumstances, but it's likely that it would require taking the matter to litigation.
Planning with a long-term goal in mind is not the luxury that many people seem to think it is. A living trust serves as one example of this. It really is a practical thing. What it takes is an appreciation of one's current situation and a view of how you want to deliver the greatest benefit to your possible beneficiaries in the most cost effective way.
If you have a family member with special needs, then chances are that you want to make sure that your loved one is taken care of. In many cases, setting up a special needs trust is the best way to do this.
Superfecundation. This is not some word of the day that you are likely to see on Sesame Street. Rather, it is a word that describes a somewhat rare event in the natural procreative process of all mammals, including human beings. What it involves is a woman giving birth to twins by two fathers.
Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements may not be for everyone, but they may be helpful in some situations. Those familiar with what it takes to craft an agreement that is enforceable under Pennsylvania state law know that there are particular conditions that tend suggest when having such a contract might be a good idea.
A new arrival to the family is something that parents face with a lot of anticipation. Sometimes the event is fraught with a certain level of anxiety, as well. There are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration materially, physically, emotionally and, of course, financially.
Back in 2000 there was a short-lived company called Net Perceptions that foresaw a future in which retailers would need to reach consumers through multiple channels at the same time and seamlessly. The pitch for its service was that e-commerce and the Internet meant that solid customer relations depended on meeting consumers where they were, whether they came through the door, called, were online or just happened to be in the area. If they walked, talked, clicked or beeped, retailers needed to be there.