November 2017 Firm E-Newsletter


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Trusts in Divorce Cases

Divorce and Financial Considerations
The thought of divorce can trigger fear of the unknown and concerns about your future and the future of your family members. There are many questions to be answered, and all are related in some way to financial considerations involving the equitable distribution of marital assets including retirement savings, possible alimony, child support, and attorney’s fees.

Concerns for PA Employers Regarding Medical Marijuana Use by Employees
Pennsylvania has legalized the use of medical marijuana for certain specified ailments. The challenges for employers in Pennsylvania lie primarily in the areas of employee use while at work, job performance, and disability status.
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Use at Schools in Pennsylvania
Following the enactment of Act 16 of 2016, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act, the use of certain forms of marijuana (termed “medical marijuana”) has become legal in Pennsylvania for certain serious medical conditions. This does not necessarily mean that school law in Pennsylvania permits the use of medical marijuana by staff or students.
Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

Auto Insurance Options that Protect Your Family in Pennsylvania
Insurance companies are very good at reminding everyone to pay their premiums. The issue is that often times, insurance companies are not as good at compensating individuals who have been injured by the people they insure.
Featured Practice Area - Criminal Law
Nobody ever expects to need the services of a criminal defense attorney until the moment they find themselves under arrest. From that moment, though, you not only have a constitutionally guaranteed right to an attorney, you need an attorney. Make sure you hire the right one: a defense attorney from the Delaware County full-service law firm of Raffaele Puppio.
Highlights from Raffaele Puppio
Raffaele Puppio Earns 2018 'Best Law Firm' Honor from U.S. News – Best Lawyers
Raffaele Puppio is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Best Law Firm” for 2018 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, achieving a Tier 1 ranking in the Philadelphia metro area for family law.

Nicholas Orloff Presents as Part of Estate Planning CLE
Nicholas M. Orloff, an estate planning attorney with Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio, addressed the basics of gifting during an Estate Planning continuing education seminar on Sept. 29 in Pittsburgh.

We Congratulate Gabrielle Sereni and Tom Goham on Their Recent Marriage
As you might imagine, the attorneys of Raffaele Puppio have a great deal of experience with contracts. Most of the contracts we draft and execute are not particularly newsworthy, but the contract executed on Sept. 9 by one of our senior education law attorneys is an exception.

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