August 2018 Firm E-Newsletter


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Educational Decisions

Educational Decisions for Children After Divorce in Pennsylvania
If parents are unable to agree on where children should be enrolled in school, the court must step in and make that decision.
Estate Planning

What to Consider When Creating an Estate Plan in Pennsylvania
Though difficult to think about, someday each of us will pass away and our loved ones will be left to pick up the pieces.
Tax Reform

Tax Reform – A Potential Pitfall or a Possible Opportunity
Game-changing tax laws have the potential to impact your business. The effects on your business depend on how you approach the opportunities and challenges that arise from these reforms.
Tax Uniformity

Delaware County Reassessment Helps Address Tax Uniformity
Ad Valorem Property Taxes, (i.e. taxes based upon property values), pay for many useful and important things in our communities. Although they can be a pain, it is clear that they serve a purpose.
Family Home

Exclusive Possession of the Family Home in Delaware County, PA
During a pending divorce matter, the court has the power to award to a party the right to exclusively reside in the marital residence, otherwise known as “exclusive possession.”
Virtual Parenting

When You Can’t Be There in Person
Virtual parenting offers a partial solution to the problem of long-distance parenting. It requires parents to work together to establish the means and mode of contact.
Featured Practice Area - Family Law
The Delaware County family law attorneys of Raffaele Puppio know that when we provide legal counsel in matters of family law, we are assisting our clients with life-changing decisions. Being accessible and responsive is not enough; family law litigation can be time-consuming and emotionally draining. We service our clients with a great degree of sensitivity and emotional intelligence.
Highlights from Raffaele Puppio
Super Lawyers4 Raffaele Puppio Attorneys Named Among 2018 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Attorneys Michael A. Raffaele, Michael V. Puppio, Jr., and Gabrielle C. Goham again have been named Super Lawyers, while attorney Robyn E. Musi has been named a PA Rising Star. Raffaele and Musi were honored for their prowess in family law, while Puppio was recognized for general litigation and Goham was honored for school and education law.
 Ernest Spiros AngelosMain Line Today Names Ernest Spiros Angelos Among Area’s Top Business Lawyers
Main Line Today again has named Raffaele Puppio attorney Ernest Spiros Angelos among the area’s “Top Lawyers 2018” in its Reader Choice survey. Angelos was recognized for his work in business law.
GohamGabrielle C. Goham featured in PivotToday for Delaware County Leadership
Partner Gabrielle Goham, whose practice focuses on school districts, charter schools, private schools and intermediate units in special education matters, spoke with PIVOT Today about growing up in Havertown, working at the Weinberg’s in Havertown, attending St. Joseph’s University and how the best piece of advice she ever received was to not miss the opportunity to be a mother.
WaldmannEducation Attorney Tracey Waldmann Authors 'Legal Considerations for Schools When Deciding Between an IEP or a 504'
Tracey D. Waldmann, who serves as of counsel at Raffaele Puppio, recently authored an article for The Legal Intelligencer about the vital choice between an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a 504 plan for students with disabilities.
Night at the RacesRaffaele Puppio and PNC Co-Sponsor Delco Bar Association Event Benefitting Local Nonprofit
Raffaele Puppio co-sponsored “A Night at the Races,” an event that raised funds and awareness for Delaware County Women Against Rape. This organization provides service and assistance to victims of sexual assault in Delaware County.
GohamRaffaele Puppio Special Education Attorney Speaks at Special Education Law Symposium
Pennsylvania special education lawyer Gabrielle C. Goham presented at Lehigh University's 2018 Special Education Law Symposium in a session entitled “Restraints, Seclusion, and Abuse: Aversive Legal Consequences?”
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