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March 22nd, 2019

As recently as tax year 2017, eligible persons were able to claim exemptions from their adjusted gross income of as much as $4,050 per dependent child. To have qualified, the dependent child must have lived with the person(s) claiming the … Read More…




March 11th, 2019

Did you ever wonder what month has the highest divorce rate? According to a recent news report, that month is January. Why would the dawn of a new year be so very busy for such a major marital decision? It’s … Read More…




February 18th, 2019

Custodial grandparenting isn’t new, but the numbers have grown so significantly that the trend has prompted a new descriptor:  the “grandfamily,” according to a recent Washington Post article. Grandparents raising grandchildren full-time is a growing trend. As we shared on … Read More…




January 24th, 2019

There’s a growing trend in the United States for babies to be born out of wedlock, according to an article in the New York Post. Unmarried parents now account for 40 percent of births, as compared to 10 percent in … Read More…




January 14th, 2019

An estimated 80,000+ grandparents are raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, in part due to the opioid crisis which is rendering parents incapable, according to a recent news article. In response, Governor Wolf signed two bills into law in October that … Read More…




January 3rd, 2019

As we kick off a brand-new year, two thoughts resonate in my mind that I felt worth sharing: Enjoy the small things in life. Yes, it may sound very simple and trite, but sometimes, something can come around to corner … Read More…




November 27th, 2018

The divorce rate is dropping, and it seems as if Millennials may be the reason. A University of Maryland study reports that younger couples – who approach relationships differently than previous generations  – are staying married. In the study, University … Read More…