This article outlines the important steps to take to ensure that your deceased loved one is not a victim of identity theft. The number of identity theft victims is staggering; the Pennsylvania Attorney General reports that more than 10 million Americans each year are a victim of identity theft. When someone passes away, they often become an easy and unidentifiable candidate for identity theft. Family members may become unguarded and feel that since their loved one has passed, their identity does not need to be protected. However, the truth is, the deceased tend to be a prime target for identity theft.
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Small and start-up businesses may view retaining an attorney as an unnecessary expense, and one they cannot afford. The cost of having an experienced business lawyer on board early, however, will outweigh the costs that may result if business issues are not handled properly. A business attorney should be viewed as a potentially cost-cutting resource for your company, allowing you stay focused on growing your business.
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FEATURE ARTICLE – Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA summarizes the tasks to be undertaken as an Executor under a Will.
PRESS RELEASE – Melissa A. Iacobucci, Esq. and Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA Montgomery Bar Association Appointments
STAFF SPOTLIGHT – Meet Barbara J. Brenton, Legal Assistant
OWM FIRM NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS – Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esquire, CELA, David A. Megay, Esquire, and Kathleen M. Martin, Esquire, CELA have upcoming speaking engagements.
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Finding out that you have been selected to be a family member’s Executor can be both an honor and a huge time commitment. Although each estate administration varies depending on the complexity and issues that may arise, there are certain duties of an Executor that are consistent regardless of those complexities and issues. It is important to understand that an Executor does not have any responsibilities before a death has occurred. Additionally, just because you are named as an Executor in a Will does not mean that you have to accept that role. If you do not want to serve as the Executor, you can sign a Renunciation. …
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Some of us are gathering information for our tax returns for the tax year 2017. Here are three things to keep in mind before we hit “send” on that tax return due on April 17, 2018.
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The law firm of O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., 41 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA, is very pleased to announce that Melissa A. Iacobucci, Esquire has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association for the 2018 through 2021 term.
O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. is also very pleased to announce that Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esquire has been appointed Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association.
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This month’s Staff Spotlight is shining on Barbara J. Brenton. Barbara is a Legal Assistant to one of the Principals of OWM Law, David S. Kaplan, Esquire. Barbara assists Attorney Kaplan with matters regarding Social Security Disability, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration. Some might already recognize Barbara, if not in person, definitely by her friendly and helpful voice as she is also a back-up to our receptionist. …
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