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Motor Vehicle Medical Expense Insurance Coverage – Part 2

Motor Vehicle Medical Expense Insurance Coverage

In my last article, the topic was Bodily Injury Insurance for your Motor Vehicle.  In this blog post, I am going to talk about medical insurance included in your automobile insurance coverage, which many people fail to have sufficient coverage.

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OWM Blog – Tax Assessment Appeals – Are your Real Estate Taxes Too High Because of an Inaccurate Assessment of Your Property?

Over the last decade there have been severe economic impacts to the value of real estate in Pennsylvania as well as the rest of the United States, causing inaccurate assessments of commercial and residential real estate. When an assessment of real estate is not accurate, it is not based on the true fair market value of the property and the result is quite often that you are paying significantly more in real estate taxes than you should be paying. …

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Bodily Injury Insurance for Your Motor Vehicle – Part 1

bodily injury insurance

How much insurance coverage should you have on your motor vehicles, not only to protect your family, but also to protect yourself against bodily injury?

Pennsylvania law requires a minimum of $15,000.00 bodily injury coverage for each of your household vehicles. Bodily injury insurance is coverage that is available in the event you are negligent in driving your automobile and, as a result of your negligence, you injure either a pedestrian or a driver or passenger in another vehicle.

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Staff Spotlight: Erica R. Weiherer – June 2018

This month’s Staff Spotlight is shining on Erica R. Weiherer. Erica has been a Paralegal in OWM’s Family Law Department since November, 2016. She is the Legal Assistant to Melissa A. Iacobucci, Esquire. Erica is a NALS ALP (Accredited Legal Professional), a member of the Montgomery County Paralegal Association, and is also a Notary Public. …

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OWM Blog – Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship

power of attorney vs. guardianship

If you or a loved one becomes disabled or incapacitated and there is no power of attorney in place, then a guardian may need to be appointed by the court to care for you and manage your financial affairs.  Upon appointment of a guardian, you lose certain legal rights to act on your own behalf, and the guardian will be empowered to act for you.

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Press Release – May 2018 – Local Attorney Named “Pennsylvania Rising Star”

The law firm of O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. (OWM Law), 41 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA, and 347 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA, is very proud to announce, for the second year in a row, that Rebecca A. Hobbs has been named a ‘2018 Pennsylvania Rising Star’ in the field of elder law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine and superlawyers.com. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers from more than seventy (70) practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

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OWM Blog – Do You Pay Income Tax on Social Security Disability Benefits?

do you pay income tax on social security disability benefits

People often wonder: “Do you pay income tax on social security disability benefits?”

The answer is “no” and “yes.”  Private disability policies that you may have through your employment or you have purchased personally are not subject to Federal income tax due to the fact that they are purchased with after-tax dollars. …

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OWM Newsletter – Spotlight on TriCounty Active Adult Center

FEATURE ARTICLE – Kathleen M. Martin, Esq., CELA discusses the various programs and services that TRAAC offers to members.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT – Meet Hilda M. Wilson, Billing Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE – O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. is Growing Again

OWM FIRM NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS – O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. will be participating in National Elder Law Month this May by offering a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney to review current estate planning documents (i.e. Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills). Please call our office at (610) 323-2800 or (610) 917-9347 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with one of our Elder Law or Estate Planning attorneys in either the Pottstown or Phoenixville office.

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OWM Blog – Spotlight on TriCounty Active Adult Center

As part of our continuing spotlight on area non-profit organizations, and also as part of the celebration of Elder Law Month in May, two (2) attorneys from OWM Law met with Brian Parkes, the Executive Director of the TriCounty Active Adult Center (TRAAC) which is formerly known as the Pottstown Area Senior Center. …

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