Legally Changing Your Name in Pennsylvania

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
February 15, 2021

By: Kirsten Balzer Miniscalco, Esquire There are many reasons someone may desire to legally change their name – they are known to friends and family by a different name, they have bank accounts in a different name, they no longer have contact with the parent whose last name they share. Pennsylvania has a process through […]

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Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

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Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
April 24, 2019

By: Jay C. Glickman, Esquire People frequently ask “How much is PA Inheritance Tax?” It is not one rate for all. It differs, depending upon the relationship and situation. The tax rates are as follow: 1. No tax between spouses; 2. Four and one-half percent (4-l/2%) for lineal descendants; 3. Twelve percent (12%) for siblings; […]

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Medical Marijuana and Guns

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
April 11, 2019

By: Jay C. Glickman, Esquire Pennsylvania recently passed a law permitting the use of medical marijuana for certain serious medical conditions and illnesses. A problem arises because the possession and use of marijuana is illegal under Federal Law. It is a controlled substance under Federal Law. A user of a controlled substance is prohibited by […]

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Ethics Violations for Public Officials or Public Employees

Legally reviewed by:
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C.
April 24, 2020

By: Marc Robert Steinberg, Esquire In a recent ruling by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, in the case of Sivick v. State Ethics Commission, 252 C.D. 2018; 2019 Pa. Commw. Unpub. LEXIS 1*: WL 81867, decided January 3, 2019; Reconsideration denied, February 1, 2019, the Court held in an unreported opinion, that a Township Supervisor […]

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