Family

An analysis from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is the first study to document how often older adult children care for an aging parent.  The study found that 10 percent of adults ages 60 to 69 whose parents are alive serve as caregivers, as do 12 percent of adults age 70 and […]

Grandparents should always be celebrated. They bring so much joy to our lives and enrich the experiences of children across the country. There’s a lot to be said about extended families and the value that grandparents give to families. That’s exactly why Grandparents Day was created. On September 9, National Grandparents Day will be celebrated […]

Amid growing concerns about the financial exploitation of seniors, industry regulators have put an emphasis on protecting seniors.   As a result, firms including financial institutions, including all banks are now required to request that clients provide a “trusted contact” whom the bank or firm can contact for several reasons, including but not limited to possible […]

We are at the start of summer vacation season.  Thousands of families in our area will be planning their last trip to the Jersey shore. This year’s trip may include grandparents, aunts, and uncles in the family getaway. Multigenerational travel has recently become one of the fastest growing areas of the travel industry. According to […]

Have you ever seen the TV commercials about DNA tests?   For many people in the United States, where they come from can be a bit of mystery.  Whether it is because of adoption, a family that has moved around a lot, or not having a well-documented family tree, the lack of knowledge has increased […]

  When I was seven years old, I remember my parents receiving an invitation via mail cordially inviting our family to an extended family reunion for my mother’s side of the family at a local reception venue.  Although too young to appreciate it then, I remember the curiosity and excitement my mother had in the […]

April is National Pet Month, and we celebrated by playing a fun pet matching game on our company Facebook page with a teaser on Instagram.  You can see by the number of photos, our Rothkoff employees love pets. Below are the answers to your burning questions of which pet belongs to which team member. Enjoy […]

A few years ago, I noticed a woman at church who greatly resembled my Aunt Jean.  I never seemed to have the chance to meet or speak with her and one day, I came upon her obituary in the newspaper.  She had passed suddenly and my first reaction was that I was sorry I hadn’t […]

The upcoming holiday season after experiencing the loss of a loved one can be difficult, especially for the first few years.  It is important to honor the memory of your lost family member while also still enjoying the holidays with your family and friends.  In my family, we keep these memories alive through simple traditions […]

Who knew that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of only twenty United States jurisdictions which collect a state death tax? For the Pennsylvania resident decedent, regardless of whether the beneficiaries live in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery or Delaware Counties, or beyond the borders of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Inheritance tax will likely impact any inheritance. […]

When my children were young, some of the best gifts their grandparents could receive, and looked forward to, were always personal and homemade. Whether it was a hand-drawn birthday card, a painting from art class, or a special object created at school; all of these special things were proudly displayed in their grandparents’ homes. We […]

This past October, my Aunt Betty passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 94.  My Aunt was truly amazing for her age and I always enjoyed visiting with her in her beautiful home in Valley Forge, PA. and hearing so many funny stories about when she and my Mom and their family […]

Below is our lead article from our 2016 Spring newsletter just out: 16 YEARS OF ELDER LAW ACCORDING TO SPRINGSTEEN, by Jerold E. Rothkoff My wife, knowing that I am a huge Springsteen fan, recently gave me a new wallet as a gift with a Springsteen quote engraved on the wallet.  This wonderful, thoughtful gift […]