IRS Warns About Tax Scams

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It’s tax season and the IRS is warning consumers about the many tax scams that are circulating this year. These include bogus emails and threatening phone calls. (See IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.) Among the currently popular cons: Email Phishing Scam: “Update your IRS e-file”  The victim receives emails that appear to be from the IRS […]

Will your Financial Abilities Decline as you Age?

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In January, The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College released a report, How Does Aging Affect Financial Decision Making? The report raises significant concerns about the financial ability of older investors who are suffering declining cognition. (The term “cognition” refers to the mental activities involved in tasks like learning, remem­bering, problem-solving, and using knowledge). It […]

A Best Law Firm Honor

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We recently received notice that our law firm, Marshall, Parker and Weber, has been named to the list of best elder law firms in Pennsylvania for 2015. The award is made by US News Best Lawyers®. We were also named to this list last year. [Here is a link to information on the selection method: http://tinyurl.com/895qmkx].   I was individually […]

Chesapeake Energy’s Royalty Records Under Scrutiny

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In November Chesapeake Energy disclosed that the United States Department of Justice subpoenaed records, including demands for documents, information, and testimony, from their company. The records requested relate to Chesapeake Energy’s royalty payment practices to mineral owners. Specifically, mineral owners in both Pennsylvania and other states have voiced concern over the amount of post-production costs […]